Ballyboden St Enda's confirmed their place in the quarter-finals of the Dublin Senior 'A' Hurling Championship after accounting for Craobh Chiaráin by 2-20 to 2-10 in their Group 2 encounter at Páirc Uí Mhurchú on Saturday evening.
The hosts raced out of the blocks, determined to put as much daylight between the teams as possible, with three points inside three minutes from Niall Ryan, the impressive Stephen O'Connor and Conal Keaney setting them on their way.
Further points arrived through Paul Doherty, Paul Ryan, Niall McMorrow and Aidan Mellett before Craobh finally opened their account through Cian Derwin in the sixth minute. The visitors were handed a lifeline soon after as Derwin fired home to trim his team's deficit to 0-9 to 1-1 by the water break.
The respective free-taking of Paul Ryan and Derwin kept both teams ticking over in terms of scores but 'Boden received a massive boost in the 27th minute when Pearce Christie netted for the second successive game to leave the hosts 1-11 to 1-6 ahead at half-time.
The hosts resumed in a similarly dominant fashion as the first-half as four Paul Ryan frees along with points by Keaney and Niall Ryan helped build an unassailable 11-point buffer by the three-quarter mark with Craobh registering their first score of the half as late as the 46th minute, with Derwin the inevitable source.
Paul Ryan, who accrued 1-11 over the hour, effectively settled the issue with a second St Enda's goal in the 48th minute and while Chiaráin's responded with a second goal of their own ten minutes later through a scrambled effort from Derwin, their fate was sealed long before then.
Elsewhere in Group 2, Kilmacud overcame a stuttering start as they defeated Scoil Uí Chonaill by 3-23 to 1-8 at Silver Park.
The concession of an early goal helped settle Crokes minds and they began to control matters as Oisín O'Rorke netted to lead the hosts to a healthy 1-12 to 1-3 interval lead.
Their dominance resumed after the break as Fionn Ó Ceallaigh (1-4) and Shane Veale added goals while their final tally was augmented by two points apiece from Ross O'Carroll, Alex Considine and Caolan Conway.
In Group 1, St Vincent's and Lucan Sarsfields finished their group campaigns undefeated as they drew 1-17 apiece in Parnell Park.
Vinnies enjoyed a 0-10 to 0-9 interval lead but soon fell behind after the break as Paul Crummey netted from close range.
However, a late Cian McBride goal looked to have stolen the points for the Marino outfit but a brace of frees in added time from Ben Coffey ensured an equitable conclusion.
Group 3 was concluded yesterday afternoon with Faughs qualifying on points difference after edging St Brigid's by 0-19 to 1-14 in O'Toole Park.
There was little to choose between the teams throughout as eight points shared by Carl O'Mahony and Chris Bennett helped mitigate the effect of Donnacha Ryan's goal as Brigid's held a narrow 1-9 to 0-11 interval lead.
O'Mahony's four frees after the break proved telling as Faughs edged home with two points to spare.
SHC 'A' Group 1: St Vincent's 1-17 Lucan Sarsfields 1-17; St Oliver Plunkett's/ER 2-14 Ballinteer St John's 0-20.
SHC 'A' Group 2: Ballyboden St Enda's 2-20 Craobh Chiaráin 2-10; Kilmacud Crokes 3-23 Scoil Uí Chonaill 1-8.
SHC 'A' Group 3: Faughs 0-19 St Brigid's 1-14; St Jude's 3-17 Whitehall Colmcille 3-16.
SHC 'A' Group 4: Setanta 1-17 Thomas Davis 1-17; Na Fianna 3-23 Cuala 2-20.