Moorefield got the defence of their Leinster Club SFC title off to a winning start at Mullingar Shamrocks expense in Cusack Park today.
It finished 2-9 to 1-6 in favour of the Kildare champions who now advance to a last eight clash with Portlaoise which is fixed for November 11.
Two first-half goals from Adam Tyrrell sent the winners on the road to their six-point success.
They enjoyed a 2-5 to 0-4 cushion at the break.
The home side pulled a goal back in the 52nd minute through Dean Moore from the penalty spot after Kieran Gavin was fouled but Moorefield held on for a deserved victory.
Moorefield - T Corley; L Callaghan, L Healy, A Sweeney; K Murnaghan, A Durney, J Murray; D Flynn, A Masterson; C O'Connor, A Mullins, E O'Connor (0-3, 2f); R Sweeney (0-1), A Tyrrell (2-4, 0-1f), N Hurley Lynch (0-1). Subs: D Whyte for J Murray, M McDermott for N Hurley Lynch, I Meehan for R Sweeney, E Heavey for A Tyrrell, R Moore for A Masterson, S Dempsey for E O'Connor.
Mullingar Shamrocks - P Shaw; E Moore, K Gavin, K Daly; P Joyce, M Curley, E Siode; D Corroon (0-2, 1f), D Daly; S Quinn, P Fagan (0-1), A Cashman; T Adamson (0-2, 1f), D O'Donoghue, D Moore (1-1, 1-0pen, 0-1f). Subs: B Flynn for P Joyce, A Purcell for A Cashman, C Curley for T Adamson, B O'Reilly for D Daly, R Corroon for P Fagan.
Referee - D Gough.