A bumper weekend of hurling is in store as the remaining places on offer in the top four championship quarter-finals are set to be filled from Friday through to Sunday.
And while the majority of clubs still harbour high hopes of featuring in the knockout stages, the dream has already died for three town teams.
Rapparees exited from the Pettitt's Senior hurling race in cruel fashion, when a last-gasp goal from a penalty secured a one-point win for Naomh Eanna in Chadwicks Wexford Park on Friday.
And they were joined on the scrapheap before the weekend was over by Enniscorthy town neighbours Shamrocks, along with last year's runners-up Geraldine O'Hanrahans, who both departed from the Intermediate 'A' championship after suffering second successive losses.
The only team heading into the round two action via the last-chance saloon to survive was Ferns St. Aidan's, whose three-point win over Fethard proved good enough to secure a place in the Pettitt's Senior hurling quarter-final.
Holders St. Martin's, St. Anne's, Naomh Eanna and Shelmaliers are also through, but the remaining three spots will be eagerly sought by six teams.
In Group A, it's a straight shoot-out between Cloughbawn and Oulart-The Ballagh in Bellefield on Friday. In the event of a draw, last year's Intermediate holders will advance as their scoring difference is one point superior to Liam Dunne's charges.
A win or draw for Faythe Harriers against Fethard in Chadwicks Wexford Park on Friday would make sure of their last eight place, but if the St. Mogue's men were to beat them by two points or more, then the seasiders would advance instead.
It's another straight knockout in Group C between Glynn-Barntown and Rathnure, who are set to meet in Chadwicks Wexford Park at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
In the event of a draw in that one, the Wexford District side would go through on scoring difference.
While Naomh Eanna and Shelmaliers are both already qualified, their meeting in Bellefield on Saturday at 2 p.m. will determine first and second spots in the group.
The top-finishing teams will avoid each other in the quarter-final, so there is a big incentive for both to preserve their unbeaten records in this encounter.
The knockout draw hasn't been done yet, but it will pit the two qualifiers from one of the groups of three against another group, with a winner playing a runner-up to complete the four pairings.
The Courtyard Ferns Intermediate hurling championship is every bit as interesting, with Group A going down to the wire.
Crossabeg-Ballymurn are through from Group A, even though Taghmon-Camross surprised them last weekend, because it is mathematically impossible for both of the other two teams to leapfrog them.
Martin Storey's men can afford to lose to Rathgarogue-Cushinstown by one point and still advance. However, if they go down by two or more, then that merited victory over the Wexford District men will count for nothing.
HWH-Bunclody are through from Group B, and they will be joined by the winners of Askamore versus Ballygarrett in St. Patrick's Park on Friday.
A draw would be enough for the Ballyroebuck brigade from this contest.
Buffers Alley topped Group C, and whoever wins between Blackwater and Monageer-Boolavogue in Chadwicks Wexford Park on Sunday (6 p.m.) will also qualify. If the spoils are shared, the seasiders will be the ones looking forward to knockout hurling.
Oylegate-Glenbrien have advanced from Group D, and the second team will be determined when Adamstown face St. James' in New Ross on Sunday (7 p.m.). The Ramsgrange men hold the advantage here should the match be drawn.
Moving to the Intermediate 'A' championship, a win by seven points is the minimum St. Patrick's will require against Duffry Rovers to prevent the opposition from joining Liam Mellows in the quarter-finals. And even in that scenario, they would still to have finish with a higher score for than the Enniscorthy District side, as their differences would be similar (-3).
Gusserane are through from Group B, with the local derby between Our Lady's Island and St. Mary's (Rosslare) in Chadwicks Wexford Park on Sunday (2 p.m.) set to provide the second qualifier. If that game is drawn, St. Mary's will go through.
First and second in Group C will be decided in St. Patrick's Park on Sunday (2 p.m.) when the already qualified pair of Craanford and Oulart-The Ballagh lock horns.
And it's the same story with regard to the Group D meeting of Tara Rocks and Shelmaliers at the same venue five hours later.
As for the Permanent TSB Junior championship, Monageer-Boolavogue are the first team through from Group A.
Bannow-Ballymitty must beat Marshalstown-Castledockrell in Grantstown on Saturday (7 p.m.) to join them, but a second draw will suffice for the visitors.
If Ballyhogue beat Horeswood in Bree on Saturday (7 p.m.), they would join them in the quarter-final from Group B at Rathnure's expense, although that appears to be a very tall order. Only a cricket score defeat (more than 34 points) would end the New Ross District team's involvement.
With St. Martin's through from Group C, it's a straight head-to-head between Faythe Harriers and Davidstown-Courtnacuddy in Páirc Charman on Saturday (7 p.m.) for the second spot.
Rapparees have made the quarters from Group D, and they will be joined by the winners of the Glynn-Barntown versus Ferns St. Aidan's game in Killurin on Friday (7 p.m.).
A draw would do the trick for the visitors in both of the above matches.