A goal from Sammy Johnston and a point from Martin Comerford just on half-time put O'Loughin Gaels on the way to the senior hurling championship semi-finals.
James Stephens had dominated the play during most of the opening 20 minutes in this quarter-final at Nowlan Park this afternoon and they led by 0-5 to 0-3.
They lost their grip for a while after that, and the late blast from Johnston and Comerford (pictured) earned O'Loughlin's an interval lead of 1-8 to 0-7.
The Village did get the deficit back to 1-11 to 0-13 when Donnacha Cody pointed in the 49th minute, but two quick scores from Mark Kelly got O'Loughlin's back on track and they finished well to make the last four.
SCORERS: O'Loughlin Gaels - Mark Kelly (0-5); Mark Bergin (0-5, four frees); Sammy Johnston (1-1); Paddy Deegan (0-2); Eoghan Grant, Martin Comerford, Alan Geoghegan (0-1 each). James Stephens - David Walton (0-8, six frees); Luke Scanlon (0-4); Eoin Larkin, Donnacha Cody (0-1 each).
Subscribe or register today to discover more from DonegalLive.ie
Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.
Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.