Monaleen, who had already drawn with Killeedy, had a goal from Paddy O’Halloran, on 29 minutes, and led 1-6 to 0-6 at half time.
Three more points from Peter Russell (2) and John Cormican strengthened their position, but Na Piarsaigh fought back and David Breen threw them a lifeline with a 50th minute goal before Kevin Ryan landed a point to bring the teams level at 1-9 each.
The Caherdavin side edged ahead with minors from the same players, but Russell, outstanding at wing forward, O’Halloran and Cormican, turned it Monaleen’s way at 1-12 to 1-11. With the last puck of the ball, Kevin Ryan equalised from a free.
Scorers: P. Russell 0-7, J.Cormican 0-2, P O’Halloran 1-1, S Mullane, D Cosgrave 0-1.
Na Piarsaigh: D. Breen 1-2, K.Ryan 0-4, S O’Neill, K Birmingham 0-2 each, D. Hennessy, B Hartnett 0-1 each.
MONALEEN: F. Kinsey; P. Ryan, M. Cummins, N. Macken, D. Cosgrave, B. Geary, B.McCannon; B. Fitzpatrick ,Daniel Foley; Dermot Foley, J Cormican, P. Russell, S. Mullane, A. Kitson,
NA PIARSAIGH: J. Fitzgerald; A. Hennessy, K. Breen, C. Graham, K. Birmingham, S. O’Neill, P. McNamara, F. McNamara, D. Hennessy, D. Breen, C. Minihane, D.Ahern, K. Ryan, T. Millea, B. Fenton.
Referee H. Ryan (Askeaton).
Murroe Boher 3-13 Killeedy 1-9
MURROE BOHER booked their place in the quarter-finals with this win at Bruff yesterday.
The east Limerick side looked to have a fight on their hands at the break when they trailed 1-7 to 2-3, with James Butler and Pat Tobin goaling for the winners after Pat Cremin had the Killeedy goal in 15 minutes.
Former county player Eoin O’Neill was drafted in as a sub by the winners and had a green flag afterin 34 minutes to turn things around. Thereafter Murroe took over and points from Tobin, David Brouder (2) and Kevin Tobin (3) secured the win.
Scorers for Murroe Boher: K. Tobin 0-6, J. Butler 1-2, O O’Neill 1-1, P. Tobin 1-1, D Brouder 0-2, P. McNamara 0-1.
Killeedy: C. Mullane 0-4, P.Cremin 1-0, R Hayes 0-2, T.Magnier, T. McEnery C Delee 0-1 each.
MURROE BOHER: W. Tobin; M. Kett, B Nolan, P. O’Connor, C. Brouder, J. O’Connor, W.Walsh; D. Kitt, J Butler; K. Tobin, P. Laffan, P. McNamara, D. Brouder, P Tobin, T O’Brien. Sub. O’ O’Neill for Laffan
KILLEEDY: J. Kennedy; J. Curtin, J Cunningham, D Fitzpatrick, J Hayes, D Cremin, D Hayes; T McEnery, S Kelly; R. Hayes, C. Delee, P. Cremin, T. Magnier, P. Mullane, J. Kelleher.
Referee: E. Phelan (St Patrick’s).