Back-to-back All-Ireland club hurling champions Cuala are out of the Dublin senior championship after suffering a 3-13 to 1-17 defeat to Kilmacud Crokes.
The Stillorgan outfit had lost the previous two county finals to Cuala, but they were victorious in today’s semi-final at Parnell Park.
Anthony Daly’s team started strongly and soon moved 3-08 to 0-07 clear with goals coming from Ronan Hayes, Damien Kelly and Oisin O'Rourke.
Cuala launched a late comeback with their goal coming from a Sean Moran penalty, but Crokes held on to secure the win and advance to the final against Ballyboden St Enda's.
In Tipperary, Thurles were hoping to win five county titles in a row but they were were sent crashing out in the semi-final at the hands of Nenagh Éire Óg on a score line of 2-18 to 2-15 at Semple Stadium.
At half-time Nenagh had a commanding lead of 1-10 to 0-05 but Thurles battled their way back into the game.
Denis Maher found the net for Thurles late on but the gap was insurmountable and Nenagh Éire Óg march on to the final.
Kiltale came from behind in the Meath hurling final to beat Trim 2-18 to 0-14 and win their fifth title in a row.
In Roscommon, Athleague won their first county title since 2007, beating firm favourites Four Roads by a goal.