Timmy Hammersley, John Devane and defending champions Clonoulty-Rossmore are still in the hunt.
On Sunday evening the draw was made for the quarter-finals of the FBD Insurance County Senior Hurling Championship and the FBD Insurance County Intermediate Hurling Championship.
The FBD Insurance County Senior Hurling Championship quarter-final draw reads as follows: Clonouty-Rossmore v Kilruane MacDonagh’s, Borris-Ileigh v Drom & Inch, Toomevara v Kiladangan and Nenagh Éire Og v Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill.
Two preliminary quarter-finals took place on Sunday in the FBD Insurance County Senior Hurling Championship and both went to extra-time: in the end Toomevara edged out Mullinahone (1-24 to 2-19) and defending champions Clonoulty-Rossmore beat Loughmore-Castleiney in a thriller at Littleton (1-33 to 3-22).
Clonoulty-Rossmore, the defending county champions, beat Éire Óg Annacarty (3-13 to 1-15) in the replayed West Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship final and as a result qualified for the preliminary quarter-finals of the FBD Insurance County Senior Hurling Championship. And, by virtue of their South senior hurling final win Mullinahone also featured in the draw for the preliminary quarter-finals.
Upperchurch-Drombane, of course, were also hoping to force their way into the preliminary quarter-finals of the FBD Insurance County Senior Hurling Championship recently, but their season came to an end when the ‘Church lost out to Drom & Inch (after extra-time) in the final of the Centenary Agri Mid Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship (1-21 to 2-19).
The Hibernian Inn North Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship final also took place last week when Kiladangan cruised toward a 2-13 to 1-8 win over Borris-Ileigh.
Two matches took take place on Sunday to determine which two sides would make the drop to the Séamus Ó Riain Cup (Roinn II of the FBD Insurance County Senior Hurling Championship) for the 2019 season.
Burgess survived when they beat rivals Portroe (1-18 to 1-16) at Dolla while Moycarkey-Borris comfortable won their clash with Killenaule at Templetuohy (3-19 to 2-16).
SÉAMUS Ó RIAIN CUP
On Sunday in Cahir Holycross-Ballycahill just about got the better of Carrick Swans in the quarter-finals of the FBD Insurance Séamus Ó Riain Cup (0-18 to 0-16). Meanwhile last week Mullinahone beat Silvermines by a point (1-23 to 2-19) in their respective last eight clash - please note that both finalists in the competition will be promoted to Roinn I of the FBD Insurance County Senior Hurling Championship in time for the 2020 season.
The remaining quarter-finals (JK Bracken's versus Ballingarry and the Templederry Kenyons versus Cashel King Cormacs) are fixed to take place on the week-ending Sunday, October 13.
The draw for the quarter-finals of the FBD Insurance County Intermediate Hurling Championship read as follows: Boherlahan-Dualla v Seán Treacy’s, Moyle Rovers v Kilsheelan-Kilcash, Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams v Golden-Kilfeacle and Kiladangan v Shannon Rovers.
All four preliminary quarter-finals in the FBD Insurance County Intermediate Hurling Championship took place over the weekend. On Saturday Kilsheelan-Kilcash beat Ballybacon-Grange (2-10 to 0-7), Seán Treacy’s got the better of Moyne-Templetuohy (0-21 to 1-15) and Golden-Kilfeacle dismissed the challenge of Moneygall (4-10 to 2-12). Meanwhile on Sunday Shannon Rovers beat Borrisokane (3-9 to 1-13) at Dolla.
MINOR A & B FINALS
Both of the FBD Insurance county minor A and B hurling finals took place on Saturday.
In the FBD Insurance County Minor B Hurling Championship decider Borris-Ileigh beat Arravale Rovers with five points to spare (1-14 to 1-9). In the semi-finals Borris-Ileigh saw off Killenaule (2-18 to 1-17) while Arravale Rovers proved too good for Gortnahoe-Glengoole (3-19 to 1-18).
Drom & Inch enjoyed a fifteen-point win over Kiladangan (1-22 to 1-7) in the prestigious FBD Insurance County Minor A Hurling Championship final. In the semi-finals Kiladangan saw off the challenge of Mullinahone (1-20 to 1-12) while Drom & Inch hit five goals against Knockavilla Kickhams (5-11 to 1-16).
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