Eire Og manager Paul Madden says his side were eager to dampen the notion that playing in West Clare was something that posed a challenge to their squad.
The Townies outclassed Doonbeg at St Michael’s Park in Kilmihil to reverse the result from two years ago when the Magpies emerged victorious in Miltown.
2020 saw Eire Óg knocked out of the championship in Cooraclare by Kilmurry Ibrickane, but Saturday’s win sees them safely through to the quarter finals.
With a crucial hurling tie to come next weekend, Madden says that is where the attentions will now turn for their dual contingent
Meanwhile Miltown boss Michael Neylon admits there is a sense of relief to have secured their place in the last eight with a round to spare.
The 2019 champions saw off the challenge of Ennistymon to ensure their progression, with a tally of 0-7 from county captain Eoin Cleary central to the win.
It leaves the West Clare men unbeaten with two draws and a win, and Neylon says being able to grind out those results is a positive sign for his squad
Elsewhere this weekend, Kilmurry Ibrickane, St Breckans, Doora Barefield and Lissycasey also secured quarter final places.
Doonbeg and Kilmihil will meet in the playoff round, while Cooraclare, Kilrush and Clondegad are set for the relegation battle.