After a scrappy opening frame McMahon the current overall individual holder took control & produced a clinical finish for 1-0. Brennan went in-off on his break & McMahon pulled out a tremendous finish to see off the talented Brennan who many had tipped to win the battle of two of TJ's most reliable players.
With Kieran McMahon safely through the same couldn't be said for two of his Premier Division winning team mate. Former Overall winner Declan McMahon was shocked 2-0 after a surprise win for Dan's player James O'Hagan who's found a bit of good form lately for the div1 side.
Laurence McAlinden was ousted after a gritty display from Kenny Gilbraith of McGuigans B. Gilbraith came form behind to beat one of TJs star performers this year.
Last years runner-up Harvey Lavelle sailed through 2-0 but Ritchie Taylor missed a sitter to the middle for a guarenteed 1-0 lead.
One of the big shocks of the round saw Magees sharp shooter Phillip Murphy oust Paddy Clarke of Carrickcruppen. Murphy produced some incredible pots to shock the much fancied Clarke. Div2 league winner Jason Lennon upset McGuigans A of prem div Brendan Campbell 2-0 which would be seen as a shock even though Lennon is a cracking player.
Michael Feenan of prem div league cup finalist Whitecross bowed out to Conor Dullaghan of Granvue Bar after some superb pool.
Cathal Phelan of Whitecross also played a Granvue player Shane Feehan but a 2-0 win saw Phelan progress,
Another Whitecross player through is Gavin Malone after a titanic struggle with Mo Ruddy of McSwiggans Bar. Malone got through 2-1 on a black ball fight in the decider frame.
League secretary Micky Cunningham also struggled to a lower division player but scraped through 2-1 against Keith Gilbraith of McGuigans B.
Paddy Tavey was KO'd by Diurmaid Fee 2-1 in a great high quality match.
A big match-up saw Raymie McKenna beat Damien Kearney 2-0 in a very good standard match.
Brian O'Neill of Whitecross who shocked TJs ace Manny Byrne couldn't reproduce his heroics and bowed out at the hands of McGuigans supreme potter Gerard McGuigan 2-1.
Jack Courtney a much tipped player for the title scraped through 2-1 against Orchard hot-shot Tony McGovern.
Check out the rest of the results online.
League bog update tomorrow including the big title race in Division 1.