Round-up: Weekend's Club Championship Hurling action
Antrim Senior Hurling Championship
Loughgiel Shamrocks 2-13 Ruairi Og Cushendall 2-10
St Galls 2-17 Naomh Eanna 0-12
St John's 0-20 O'Donovan Rossa 1-16
Dunloy 0-17 Ballycastle 0-17
There was no shortage of interesting action in action with St Galls finishing strongly to overcome Naomh Eanna.
CJ McGourty contributed 0-10, while Conor Burke bagged a brace of goals for the winners.
Loughgiel Shamrocks defeated Ruairi Og Cushendall following a hard fought encounter.
A late Cushendall comeback nearly earned a draw, but a late Conor McAllister penalty crashed off the woodwork.
The Cushendall goalkeeper had scored a goal moments earlier from a free, but Loughgiel, with goalscorers Eddie McCloskey and Calum McKendry prominent, held on.
Down Senior Hurling Championship
Ballycran 0-25 Portaferry 0-18
Ballygalget 1-23 Bredagh 1-12
Conor Woods struck 0-16 as Ballyrcan edged out Portaferry on Friday evening in a lively encounter.
Gareth 'Magic' Johnson inspired Ballygalget to victory over a spirited Bredagh outfit.
Dublin Senior Hurling Championship
St Vincent's 1-17 Lucan Sarsfields 1-17
St Oliver Plunketts-Eoghan Ruadh 2-14 Ballinteer St John's 0-20
Kilmacud Crokes 3-23 Scoil Ui Chonaill 1-9
Ballyboden St Enda's 2-20 Craobh Chiarain 2-10
Faughs 0-19 St Brigid's 1-14
St Jude's 3-17 Whitehall Colmcille 3-16
Setanta 1-17 Thomas Davis 1-17
Na Fianna 3-23 Cuala 2-20
Colin Currie's nine point haul was instrumental as Na Fianna defeated holders Cuala at Parnell Park.
The two teams had already advanced to the knockout stages, but this was still an encouraging result for an improving Na Fianna outfit.
Sean Moran did clip two goals for Cuala in the closing stages, but Na Fianna claimed a deserved win.
In Group Three Faughs earned a place at the quarter-final stage following a narrow success over St Brigid's.
Carl O'Mahony was an impressive figure for Faughs, who now face Na Fianna.
Ballyboden St Enda's and St Vincent's will collide, while Kilmacud Crokes are set to tussle with Lucan Sarsfields.
St Brigid's and Cuala complete the last eight in what should be an interesting conclusion to the Senior Hurling Championship in the capital.
Galway Senior Hurling Championship
St. Thomas 0-22 Sarsfields 1-18
Turloughmore 1-21 Oranmore-Maree 0-11
Castlegar 4-21 Portumna 1-18
Liam Mellows 2-16 Clarinbridge 0-13
Loughrea 1-16 Cappataggle 1-12
Tommy Larkins 1-11 Tynagh-Abbey-Duniry 0-10
Ardrahan 3-12 Athenry 0-18
Killimordaly 2-19 Beagh 0-13
Mullagh 1-14 Padraig Pearses 0-15
Gort 1-21 Kinvara 0-14
Craughwell 2-24 Ballinderreen 4-11
Ahascragh-Fohenagh 2-20 Kilnadeema-Leitrim 1-19
It was another satisfactory weekend for Turloughmore, who chalked up a commanding win in the west.
Sean Linnane was an influential figure for Joe Hession's team with substitute Ronan Badger netting the insurance goal.
Oranmore-Maree now face Liam Mellows in a critical last game group fixture after Louis Mulqueen's charges proved too strong for Clarinbridge.
Aonghus Callanan and Conor Hynes grabbed goals for Mellows, who have contested the last three Galway deciders.
Castlegar, so unfortunate to lose against St Thomas' in their opener, outfoxed Portumna.
Enda Concannon (2), Sean Neary, and Jack Coyne struck majors for Cashel, who are managed by Fergal Lynch and trained by Dinny Cahill.
On Friday Conor Cooney rifled over 0-14 for St Thomas', who showed real guile when defeating Sarsfields at Kenny Park.
Cork Senior Hurling Championship
Na Piarsaigh 2-23 St Finbarrs 0-17
Blackrock 2-26 Newtownshandrum 2-14
Sarsfields 4-15 Douglas 1-22
Glen Rovers 1-18 Carrigtwohill 1-16
Alan Connolly registered 1-11 as Blackrock defeated Newtownshandrum.
Jamie Coughlan scored two first half goals for Netownshandrum, but a promising Rockies team weren't going to be denied.
Na Piarsaigh were always in control against St Finbarrs with Shane Forde's early goal putting them on the road to victory.
Patrick Horgan supplied eight points as Glen Rovers survived a tricky assignment against Carrigtwohill.
Limerick Senior Hurling Championship
Ballybrown 5-25 Garryspillane 1-11
Doon 0-21 Patrickswell 2-15
Kilmallock 2-22 Ahane 3-13
Murroe-Boher 0-21 Monaleen 1-15
Holders Patrickswell staged a dramatic late comeback to earn a draw against Doon.
In the closing stages Doon led by four points, but an Aaron Gillane goal was followed by a Kevin O'Brien point ensuring the spoils were divided.
Oisin O'Reilly and Graeme Mulcahy were Kilmallock's goalscorers in their comfortable success over Ahane.
A flurry of second half points from Seanie Tobin and Jack Casey enabled Murroe-Boher to beat Monaleen.
Roscommon Senior Hurling Championship
Four Roads 1-18 Padraig Pearses 1-13
St Dominics 0-16 Oran 0-10
Tremane 3-20 Athleague 1-16
Champions Four Roads delivered a fine display to overpower Padraig Pearses.
Adam Donnelly's goal late on was the decisive score with Cathal Dolan and Shane Curley also firing over important points in the dying embers of a highly competitive contest.
Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship
Thurles Sarsfields 2-28 Loughmore-Castleiney 0-25
Borris-Ileigh 3-23 Burgess 1-14
Kilruane MacDonaghs 3-21 Moycarkey 2-19
Upperchurch-Drombane 3-17 Toomevara 1-23
Kiladangan 2-19 Roscrea 0-14
Holycross-Ballycahill 0-23 Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill 1-18
Drom-Inch 2-16 JK Brackens 1-15
Clonoulty-Rossmore 1-22 Nenagh Eire Og 1-16
Pa Bourke blasted a reminder of his enduring ability to provide key scores by netting two goals for Thurles Sarsfields against Loughmore-Castleiney.
Bourke finished Friday's game with 2-3, while Conor Lanigan and Aidan McCormack were also immense for the winners.
John McGrath did contribute 0-14, including four points from play for Loughmore-Castleiney, but it wasn't enough to stop a rampant Sarsfields.
Holders Borris-Ileigh were inspired by JD Devaney against Burgss.
Jack Butler netted two goals for Upperchurch-Drombane, who drew with Tommevara in a real thriller.
Timmy Hammersley excelled for Clonoulty-Rossmore, who overcame a disappointing Nenagh Eire Og.
Cathal Barrett showed his versatility by scoring eight points in Hollycross-Ballycahill's victory over Eire Og Annacarty-Donohill.
Waterford Senior Hurling Championship
Lismore 6-18 Dungarvan 4-19
Roanmore 2-21 Mount Sion 0-17
Lismore and Dungarvan produced a stunning match packed with goals and excitement,
Ray Barry was a key figure for Lismore, scoring 3-2, as they eventually fended off Dungarvan's gritty challenge.
Billy Nolan nailed 1-8 as Roanmore defeated Mount Sion.
Wexford Senior Hurling Championship
Glynn-Barntown 0-20 St Martin's 1-11
Oulart-The Ballagh 2-15 St Anne's 1-12
Naomh Eanna 1-17 Ferns St Aidan's 0-13
Shelmaliers 0-22 Faythe Harriers 1-12
The semi-finals of the Wexford Senior Hurling Championship feature two attractive fixtures next Sunday.
Glynn-Barntown face Shelmaliers, while Oulart-The Ballagh collide with Naomh Eanna.
It was an eventful weekend in the South East as Glynn-Barntown shocked St Martin's.
John Leacy and Conor O'Mahony were accurate up front for Glynn-Barntown.
Shelmaliers, with Ross Banville hugely effective, beat Faythe Harriers.
Oulart-The Ballagh have also shown real signs of improvement recently as Murtha Doyle and Tomas Dunne clipping goals in their triumph over St Anne's.
Aodhan Doyle's late goal sealed the deal for Naomh Eanna, who had enough firepower against Ferns St Aidan's.