In a repeat of last years Senior Hurling Championship decider, Keady took on Middletown on Tuesday evening.
Middletown edged last years decider to claim a fourth title on the trot, but this time is was Keady who emerged victorious.
The reigning champions, who beat Craobh Rua in the opening round, rattled home three goals in the game.
Sean Og McGuinness, Shaun Toal and Jake Toal all rattled the net, but it wasn’t enough for them to get something from the game.
Keady, who beat Derrynoose last week, were five-points better off on the night, winning 1-24 to 3-13 in the end.
Cuchulainns opened their 2023 championship account with a 2-17 to 1-14 win over Derrynoose on Tuesday.
Jordan Murtagh’s long range free landed into the net while John Donnelly hit a first half three-pointer for the hosts.
Stephen McNaughton claimed Derrynoose’s three-pointer as they trailed 2-8 to 1-7 at the half time break.
Cuchulainns pushed on after the turnaround with some terrific displays by Gerard Barton and Caolan Rice.
Cuchulainns IIs maintained their fine run of form as they picked up their third victory in a row on Tuesday.
Having overcome Keady IIs and Middletown IIs in recent weeks, they saw off St Malachy’s in round three.
Cuchulainns IIs were well ahead by the time the short whistle sounded leading 0-9 to 0-1 at the half time break.
The home side mounted a comeback in the second period, rattling off two goals from Mark Creaney and Barry McNiece.
Cuchulainns IIs claimed a major of their own through Conor McVeigh and that helped secure a 1-16 to 2-9 win.
Sean Treacy’s also captured a third victory in a row when they hosted Killeavy IIs and earned a four-point win.
Michael Doran and Anthony Carville grabbed the all-important goals as they won 2-19 to 3-12 in the end.
Elsewhere, Middletown IIs saw off Keady IIs with just three points to spare, winning 1-14 to 1-11.