Westmeath, Laois, Wexford and UCD all gained wins in the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup this weekend, while their was a quartet of victories for college sides in the Kehoe Cup.
Brendan Murtagh was Westmeath's hero as the Lake County recorded a 2-13 to 0-12 quarter-final win over Offaly at Kinnegad.
Murtagh bagged 2-7 for the hosts as they notched a rare win over their midland neighbours. Murtagh's opening goal moved Westmeath into a 1-5 to 0-6 interval lead.
A second goal gave Westmeath a four-point advantage, and they held the lead until the finish despite Shane Dooley registering eight points for the visitors.
Offaly were reduced to 14 men late on, Ger Healion receiving a red card for a tackle on Paddy Dowdall.
Westmeath will now meet either Kilkenny or NUIG in the semi-finals. On Saturday NUIG advanced to a quarter-final date with the Cats following a 1-11 to 0-13 win over Wexford at Bellefield, Enniscorthy.
Wexford led by 0-9 to 1-5 at half-time, with Daithi Burke netting the students' goal. NUIG registered five unanswered points before surviving a late Wexford rally.
New Laois manager Teddy McCarthy began his tenure in impressive fashion as they carved out a 3-13 to 2-14 victory over DIT at Rathdowney.
DIT led by 2-9 to 2-2 at half-time, with Aodhan McInerney claiming the students' goals and Willie Dunphy hitting a brace for the hosts.
Laois bounced back thanks to the contributions of Willie Hyland, Tommy Fitzgerald and Joe Fitzpatrick, with the O'Moore men forcing extra-time. The hosts outscored DIT by five points to three in extra-time to earn a quarter-final berth.
In the Kehoe Cup, Clare's Niall Arthur scored 1-5 in the second half as St. Pat's Drumcondra earned a 2-14 to 0-10 win over Louth at Darver.
DCU enjoyed a 2-22 to 2-10 success over Fingal at Fingallians, Swords, with the college side having led by 1-11 to 1-4 at the break. Martin Ormonde got the two goals for Fingal and Wes O'Brien and David Reilly both netted for DCU.
Trinity College were 2-17 to 3-8 winners over Armagh at Middletown, while Saturday, Niall Mannion and Cathal O'Brien registered GMIT's goals in their 2-17 to 0-8 triumph over Roscommon at Athleague.