Eire Og got the better of Rathvilly at the second attempt to secure their 27th Carlow SFC win at Netwatch Cullen Park today.
An ill-tempered affair finished with the scoreboard reading Eire Og 2-8, Rathvilly 1-8.
Rathvilly lost the services of Alan Kelly and Jeffrey O'Donoghue to red cards during the second-half while centre-back Wayne O'Donoghue's participation came to a premature end in the 21st minute after he was shown a black card.
The Sean Gannon captained Eire Og were 1-4 to 0-5 to the good at the halfway stage thanks to Eoghan Ruth's 5th minute goal.
Teenager Jordan Morrissey bagged their second goal entering the final quarter while Gary Dempsey slotted home a late consolation penalty for Rathvilly.
A Leinster Club SFC clash with Longford's Mullinalaghta is next on the agenda for Eire Og.
Eire Og - R Moore; F O'Toole, M Fitzgerald, B Kavanagh; J Lowry, P McElligott, R Dunphy; S Gannon (0-2), K Chatton; S Rea, J Morrissey (1-1), E Ruth (1-0); M Furey, D Hayden (0-1), D O'Brien (0-4f). Subs: E Kelly for F O'Toole, C Mullins for R Dunphy, M Ware for S Rea, C Blake for J Morrissey, N Quinlan for D Hayden.
Rathvilly - R Molloy; BJ Molloy, C O'Brien, T Bolger; J O'Donoghue, W O'Donoghue, JB Leonard; Brendan Murphy, K Doyle (0-1); A Kelly, E Finnegan, D Molloy (0-1); Brian Murphy, G Dempsey (1-5, 1-0pen, 0-4f), JJ Smith (0-1'45). Subs: J Moore for W O'Donoghue (BC), R Ryan for JB Leonard, D Murphy for K Doyle, C Byrne for D Molloy.
Referee - D Hickey.