Scart in the lead after the restart. Gavan O'Grady would proved to be very accurate in the second half however as his side kicked nine points with Denis Lenihan's late goal proving to be only consolation in a 0- 15 to 2- 7 defeat for the St Kierans side.
Down South there were two contrasting matches, Dromid Pearses and Cordal played out a tight draw while Currow ran riot over St Marys at Con Keating Park. Dromid needed late points from Niall O'shea and Michael Sheehan to secure a 0-15 to 1-12 draw after Tom O'connor's well worked goal had given Cordal the advantage at the break, 17 to 0-7 their lead.
Eamon John O'donoghue and Phillip Griffin impressed for the visitors as both Michael O'connor and Tomas Curran kept the home side in touch up until the final whistle. St Marys had no such joy against St Kierans opposition as they went down by 13 points to Currow with three first half goals really putting the game beyond the home side at the break.
Two goals each for Kevin Casey and Seamus Brosnan gave Currow their total of four in the contest as they led by 3-8 to 0-2 at the break with Declan Keating and Denis Daly registering the home side's only scores of the half. An Aidan Walsh goal was the best an improved second half performance for the home side could produce, however both John Daly and Kevin Casey impressed for Currow as they ran out comprehensive 4-13 to 1-9 winners.