Four Senior Doubles matches took place over the weekend with Men's semi-finalists & Ladies finalists now confirmed.
Kildare teenagers Leah Doyle & Mollie Dagg gave a good account of themselves in their first year competing at Senior level, eventually succumbing reigning champs Catriona Casey & Aishling O'Keeffe (Cork) in two competitive games.
In next Saturday's Final they will face Kilkenny duo Ciara Mahon & Aoife Holden in a repeat of the 2017 decider, after they overcame champs 2012 Pauline Gallagher & Amy Corrigan (Mayo).
In the Men's QF's, experienced Wexford pairing Gavin Buggy & Tommy Hynes were too strong for Tipperary pairing Ger Coonan & David Hickey in a 21-12 third game. They now set up a SF on Saturday against top seeds Dublin (Eoin Kennedy & Carl Browne).
Second seeds Meath (Brian Carroll & Gary McConnell), were dominant winners over Limerick (Paudi Quish & Eamon Davern) and will now face Kilkenny (Ciaran Neary & Keith Bourke) in the SF.
Men's QF Results:
- QF B: Wexford (Gavin Buggy/Tommy Hynes) dft Tipperary (Ger Coonan/David Hickey) 8-21, 21-5, 21-12
- QF D: Meath (Brian Carroll/Gary McConnell) dft Limerick (Paudi Quish/Eamonn Davern) 21-4, 21-7
Ladies SF Results:
- SF 1: Cork (Catriona Casey/Aishling O’Keeffe) dft Kildare (Leah Doyle/Mollie Dagg) 21-13, 21-15
- SF 2: Kilkenny (Ciara Mahon/Aoife Holden) dft Mayo (Pauline Gallagher/Amy Corrigan) 21-15, 21-9
Saturday 13th October 2018, Croke Park HC, Dublin, 2pm
Men’s Senior Doubles – SF 1
- Dublin (Eoin Kennedy/Carl Browne) v Wexford (Gavin Buggy/Tommy Hynes)
Ladies Senior Doubles – Final
- Cork (Catriona Casey/Aishling O’Keeffe) v Kilkenny (Ciara Mahon/Aoife Holden)
Men’s Senior Doubles – SF 2
- Kilkenny (Ciaran Neary/Keith Bourke) v Meath (Brian Carroll/Gary McConnell)