Clare and Cork claimed victories tonight in Round Three of the Munster senior hurling league.
The Banner County proved far too strong for Kerry at Sixmilebridge as they cantered to a facile 2-27 to 0-8 victory.
Peter Duggan's 18th-minute major propelled the victors into a commanding 1-10 to no score advantage and the Clooney-Quin clubman registered his second three-pointer three mnutes from the end as Ciaran Carey's charges were put to the sword.
At Mallow, meanwhile, second-half goals from Pa Cronin and William Leahy helped Cork to a 2-18 to 0-13 victory over Waterford. It was nip and tuck all the way before Kieran Kingston's men finished impressively.
Clare - A Fahey; E O'Brien, P O'Connor, P Flanagan; J Browne, C Dillon (0-1), P Donnellan; G O'Connell (0-2), D Reidy (0-2); P Duggan (2-2), J Conlon (0-3), Colin Ryan (0-8, 7f); C O'Donnell (0-2), D Honan (0-1), C O'Connell (0-3, 1f). Subs: C Cleary for P Donnellan, M O'Malley (0-1) for C O'Donnell, D Keane (0-1) for D Honan, D Conroy (0-1) for Colin Ryan, K Hehir for D Reidy.
Kerry - A McCabe; S Weir, B Murphy, D Fitzell; B Brosnan, D Collins, J Diggins; K Carmody, M Milner; C Harty (0-3, 2f), B O'Leary (0-1), S Nolan; M Boyle (0-1), M O'Leary, J Conway (0-2, 1f). Subs: P O'Connor for M Milner, J Buckley (0-1) for B Brosnan, S Maunsell for S Nolan, G Stackpoole for S Weir.
Referee - J Larkin.
Cork - P Collins; S Murphy, M Ellis, C Buckley; P O'Mahony, B Moylan, W Egan; C Murphy, D Cahalane; P Cronin (1-8, 0-6f, 0-1'65), B Cooper (0-1), D Brosnan (0-1); P O'Rourke (0-1), L O'Farrell (0-3), S Moylan (0-1). Subs: P O'Sullivan for C Buckley, W Leahy (1-1) for L O'Farrell, S Harnedy (0-2) for D Brosnan.
Waterford - I O'Regan; C Gleeson, S Roche, K Bennett; P Prendergast, S McNulty, G O'Brien; C Dunford, Shane Bennett (0-6, 4f, 1'65); T Waring (0-2), S O'Sullivan (0-1), C Guiry; T Ryan (0-2), C Roche, M Kearney (0-1). Subs: F McGrath for G O'Brien, A Molumby (0-1) for C Dunford, S Keating for C Guiry, S Ryan for P Prendergast, H Barnes for Shane Bennett.
Referee - D O'Driscoll.