Round-up: Weekend's Club Championship Hurling action
Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Finals
Loughmore-Castleiney 1-22 Nenagh Eire Og 1-12
Kiladangan 1-21 Drom-Inch 0-9
Surprisingly the Tipperary SHC semi-finals both culminated with emphatic victories.
Bryan McLoughney netted a first half goal for Kiladangan, who proved far too strong for Drom-Inch.
With Willie Connors prominent at centrefield Kiladangan had sufficient class to advance to a third final in five years.
The McGrath inspired Loughmore-Castleiney haven't reached a decider since 2014, but were always in control against Nenagh Eire Og.
John McGrath struck a dozen points, including five from play, as Loughmore-Castleiney delivered an industrious performance at Semple Stadium on Saturday.
Limerick Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Finals
Na Piarsaigh 0-26 Ballybrown 0-13
Doon 3-20 South Liberties 2-12
Doon set up a semi-final meeting with Kilmallock following a fine win over South Liberties.
Patrickswell and Na Piarsaigh will also collide at the penultimate stage.
Managed by Tony Ward, Doon dealt with an injury to Darragh O'Donovan as Darragh Stapleton, Pat Ryan, and Michael Ryan grabbed important goals.
On Saturday, Na Piarsaigh proved too strong for Ballybrown with Peter Casey efficient in attack.
Clare Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final
Eire Og 1-18 Feakle 1-13
Eire Og will face Sixmilebridge in what promises to be an interesting Clare SHC semi-final encounter.
The Ennis outfit were inspired by Danny Russell, who scored 1-11, while David Reidy and Shane O'Donnell also made important contibutions.
Kerry Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Finals
Kilmoyley 1-20 Abbeydorney 1-12
Causeway 1-19 Ballyduff 0-11
Gavin Dooley's goal mattered deeply as Causeway eventually overpowered Ballyduff.
With Billy Lyons also scoring heavily, Causeway had too much for a gritty Ballyduff outfit.
Kilmoyley will provide the opposition in the decider
Mauirce O'Connor struck a goal in Kilmoyley's success against Abbeydorney with Daniel Collins also particularly effective.
Antrim Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Finals
Loughgiel Shamrocks 2-31 Naomh Eoin 5-18 AET
Dunloy 1-22 O'Donovan Rossa 2-18
Two thrilling Antrim SHC semi-finals ended in wins for Loughgiel Shamrocks and Dunloy.
Loughgiel Shamrocks prevailed following a tense extra-time victory over Naomh Eoin.
Liam Watson contributed 1-3, while James McNaughton scored 0-12 for Shamrocks.
Chrissy McMahon's last gasp point edged Dunloy into the final.
Seaan Elliott was another key performer for Dunloy, who shrugged off O'Donovan Rossa's spirited resistance late on.
Galway Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Finals
St Thomas' 1-23 Killimordaly 2-16
Cappataggle 0-20 Ahascragh/Fohenagh 0-13
Loughrea 0-22 Liam Mellows 1-13
Turloughmore 2-25 Sarsfields 2-19
Eager to secure a third Galway SHC title in a row, St Thomas' showed their ability against Killimordaly on Saturday.
Oisin Flannery's goal gave Thomas' a commanding nine point advantage midway through the second half, but Killimordaly battled until the end.
David Concannon and Jack Fitzpatrick responded with majors, but Thomas' weren't going to be denied.
Cappataggle were prompted by Alan Dolan's 10 point haul against Ahascragh-Fohenagh, while Turloughmore and Loughrea both advanced also.
Having impressed in the group stages Joe Hession's Turloughmore produced another highly impressive display when defeating Sarsfields on Sunday evening.
Kilkenny Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Finals
Dicksboro 3-27 Bennettsbridge 2-14
O'Loughlin Gaels 2-14 Erins Own 0-10
Shamrocks Ballyhale 4-18 Clara 0-11
James Stephens 1-21 Mullinavat 1-16
Two interesting Kilkenny SHC semi-finals are scheduled for UPMC Nowlan Park next Saturday.
Dicksboro and O'Loughlin Gaels will both feel a place in the county decider can be attained, while James Stephens face Shamrocks Ballyhale.
A flurry of Shamrocks goals floored Clara with Eoin Cody, Eoin Reid (2), and TJ Reid all netting.
Mullinavat were beaten by James Stephens with Eoin Guilfoyle mining three key points late on.
On Saturday Dicksboro and O'Loughlin both earned triumphs to set up a repeat of the recent Kilkenny SHL final.
Dublin Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Finals
Cuala 1-17 Lucan Sarsfields 0-13
Ballyboden St Enda's 1-15 Na Fianna 0-12
Offaly Senior Hurling Championship
Birr 1-28 Seir Kieran 1-16
Eoghan Cahill finished with a 0-13 total as Birr proved too strong for Seir Kieran.
Despite the fact that Seir Kieran's Joe Bergin scored 1-9, Birr still ran out convincing winners at Bord Na Mona O'Connor Park.
Kildare Senior Hurling Championship
Confey 2-17 Clane 0-17
Eire Og Corra Choill 3-8 Coill Dubh 0-11
Naas 2-21 Leixlip 0-10
Celbridge 2-19 Ardclough 0-10
The Kildare SHC commenced on Friday evening with Confey, Eire Og Corra Choill, Naas, and Celbridge all registering victories.