The defending county champions were severely tested by Ballyroan Abbey.
Portarlington are in to another county semi final after they emerged with a narrow victory over Ballyroan Abbey.
The back to back county champions scored only 1 point in the last fifteen minutes but managed to hold on.
They'll meet Portlaoise in the semi final in a repeat of last year's final.
Speaking to Pat O'Sullivan, Portarlington manager Martin Murphy says it was Ballyroan Abbey that provided them the stiffest test in recent years.
The other semi final will see Courtwood play O'Dempseys.