With 12 of the starting line up having suffered a heavy defeat to Moynalvey in the Senior Football Championship just four days earlier, the team could have been forgiven for feeling a little sorry for themselves.
Clann na nGael continued their good form in this year's IHC and for the second year in a row have qualified for the semi-final with the remaining Round 5 game against Gael Colmcille still to be played.
Ballinlough welcomed Na Fianna to Kilskyre this evening and the visitors would have felt right at home with their familiar black and amber colours adorning the place, and it was to be Na Fianna who took the first score in the opening minute with a point from play.
In Division 5 the top two sides will progress directly to the final. The third placed side will go direct to the Shield final while the teams in fourth and fifth place will contest the Shield semi-final.