Ardclough beat near neighbours Celbridge to earn a place in the Winners Group/Group A with a 2-12 to 1-10 win at Hawkfield.
Ardclough now face Confey, Coill Dubh, Naas and Éire Óg C.C in tge group stages.
Round 1: Confey v Ardclough 11th July @ 2.00 in Clane
Round 2: Ardclough v Coill Dubh TBC
Round 3: Naas v Ardclough TBC
Round 4: BYE
Round 5: Ardclough v Éire Óg C.C. TBC