There were four Michael Lyng Motors Hyundai Kilkenny Intermediate Hurling Championship quarter-finals down for decision on Saturday.
The first game of the day saw Carrickshock defeat their historic rivals Dunnamaggin in a comfortable afternoon for them in Piltown.
A first half goal from Eoghan O’Neill helped Carrickshock take a commanding 1-08 to 0-06 lead into the interval and they continued to dominate in the second half, eventually running out 2-15 to 1-10 victors.
Mooncoin’s first season back in the intermediate championship has come to an end following a 1-17 to 1-11 loss to Rower-Inistioge.
An early Eoin O’Brien goal gave last year’s relegated senior side a lead that they would not relinquish with Richie Leahy starring and Darragh Joyce returning.
Thomastown booked their place in the last-four with a routine 1-30 to 0-16 defeat of St Martin’s.
A Jonjo Farrell goal was the catalyst to pull the league champions clear in a relatively tight affair up to the 40th minute as Robbie Donnelly, John Donnelly and Luke Connellan led the charge for a team who find themselves in the latter stages of the championship once more.
Danesfort also sealed a semi-final berth but were made to work for it in St John’s Park.
Level at 0-17 to 0-17 with just over five minutes of normal time remaining, the favourites grabbed a crucial goal and a cluster of points to win by 1-22 to 0-17.
Elsewhere, Fenians got their first victory of the year when it mattered most as they defeated St Lachtain’s in the relegation final.
A 1-16 to 0-12 result means the 2021 runners-up will have to join the junior ranks next season.
Tullogher Rosbercon will join them in the third tier after they surprisingly lost to Windgap in the junior quarter-final by 2-14 to 0-12.