There was one standout result in last weekends MyClubShop.ie Senior Softball Championship, as young Galway man Diarmuid Mulkerrins shocked Wexford's Gavin Buggy in a thrilling tiebreak.
It proved to be a good day for the Mulkerrins brothers, as older brother Martin took out Michael Gregan on the same programme, leaving a potential all brother SF showdown on the cards still.
Elsewhere there were no major surprises, with experienced Wexford man Barry Goff seeing off Tipperary's Ger Coonan in a tough two game battle.
This Saturday sees the QF's, with the Ladies also starting their campaign at the same stage.
Men's Softball Round of 16 Results:
- Robbie McCarthy (West) dft Colm Jordan (West) 21-12, 21-15
- Ciaran Neary (Kk) dft Brian Mahon (Kk) 21-8, 21-12
- Gary McConnell (Meath) dft James Brady (Cavan) 21-9, 21-4
- David Hope (Off) dft Shane Dunne (Kk) 21-5, 21-15
- Diarmuid Mulkerrins dft Gavin Buggy 21-20, 11-21, 11-5
- Barry Goff (Wex) dft Ger Coonan (Tipp) 21-13, 21-14
- Joe McCann (Mayo) W/O Tommy Hynes (Wex)
- Martin Mulkerrins (Gal) dft Michael Gregan (Wick) 21-15, 21-13