Kilcar put in a hugely impressive display to overcome favourites Scotstown from Monaghan in the Ulster Senior Club Championship quarter-final in St Tiernach’s Park in Clones on Sunday.
Eight points from captain Patrick McBrearty and a superb first half goal from Eoin McHugh spurred Barry Doherty’s side to a comprehensive 1-16 to 1-16 win, despite the concession of a goal in the opening minutes.
McBrearty inspired the Kilcar response to that setback, and they led by 1-10 to 1-3 at the break.
They did not let up in the second half, outscoring their hosts by six points to three to secure their passage to the last four.
Kilcar will now face holders Slaughtneil of Derry in the semi-finals, after they defeated Tyrone’s Omagh St Enda’s in Saturday night’s quarter-final in Celtic Park by 0-10 to 0-8.
Meanwhile, Fermanagh three-in-a-row champions Derrygonnelly Harps secured a hugely impressive 2-8 to 1-8 quarter-final defeat of Armagh Harps on Saturday evening in Enniskillen’s Brewster Park.
They will face Cavan Gaels in their semi-final, following the Cavan champions’ 1-19 to 0-10 defeat of Antrim’s Lámh Dhearg in Breffni Park on Sunday afternoon.
In the intermediate championship, Donegal champions Milford also have a semi-final to look forward to on November 12.
They beat Killeavy of Armagh by the narrowest of margins, 1-13 to 1-12, in their quarter-final at the Athletic Grounds.
Their semi-final will be against Down side Rostrevor, who defeated St Brigid’s of Antrim by 1-13 to 0-10.
There was no joy for Fermanagh’s Belcoo O’Rahilly’s after they lost out to Newbridge of Derry by 3-16 to 1-9 in Celtic Park on Saturday.
Newbridge will face Tyrone side Moy in the semi-finals, following their 0-9 to 1-5 win over Carrickmacross from Monaghan.
Donegal champions Naomh Colmcille are through to the junior semi-finals following their impressive 1-8 to 0-7 defeat of Cavan’s Ballymachugh in Ballybofey on Saturday.
They will now face Tyrone’s Tattyreagh St Patrick’s in the semi-finals on November 12, following their 3-14 to 2-12 defeat of Currin from Monaghan.
Doire Trasna from Derry beat Armagh’s Ballyhegan by 4-9 to 0-10, and Fermanagh’s Belnaleck Art McMurroughs defeated Dundrum of Down by 2-13 to 2-6 on the other side of the draw.