Seán TREACY'S 1-6 proved crucial as Cuala defeated Ballinteer St John's by 2-18 to 1-14 in their Dublin AHL1 clash at Marley Park last Saturday teatime.
With Ross Tierney, Oisín Gough and Seán Moran to the fore, Cuala confirmed their win thanks to 1-7 shared by David Treacy and Mark Schutte.
At Tymon Park, Ballyboden St Enda's beat local rivals St Jude's by 5-13 to 1-19 despite the dismissals of Finn McGarry and Conal Keaney.
In SHC 'B', St Sylvester's claimed a vital win over Boden B while Naomh Barróg beat St Vincent's comfortably.
AHL1: Ballinteer St John's 1-14 Cuala 2-18; St Jude's 1-19 Ballyboden St Enda's 5-13; St Brigid's 1-11 Kilmacud Crokes 1-17; St Patrick's Palmerstown 1-14 St Vincent's 4-13; Lucan Sarsfields 3-18 Craobh Chiaráin 2-15. SHC 'B' Group 1: Naomh Fionnbarra 2-21 Kilmacud Crokes 0-12; St Peregrine's 3-11 Whitehall Colmcille 1-12; Round Tower Clondalkin 1-12 St Oliver Plunkett's/ER 1-12. Group 2: St Sylvester's 2-17 Ballyboden St Enda's 2-11; Kevins 3-14 Naomh Olaf 2-14; St Vincent's 0-8 Naomh Barróg 2-20.