Inagh-Kilnamona manager Eugene Cullinan feels reaching the last four of the championship is a just reward for the effort his players have put in this year.
Victory over Cratloe saw them through to a second semi-final since 2019, where they will take on neighbours Eire Og for a place in the decider.
The other last four tie will see Ballyea take on Newmarket with both semi finals set to be played in two weeks time.
Combo boss Cullinan feels his players stepped up to the mark when the game was in the melting pot
Meanwhile Kilmaley boss Conor Clancy says he’s proud of his players efforts as their season came to an agonising finish.
A one point loss to Ballyea saw the 2004 champions bow out, with Tony Kelly’s introduction crucial in swaying a tight contest.
The former All Ireland winner says his side went down fighting