Irish team mates Shane Lowry and Niall Kearney remained on course to clash in the final of the West of Ireland championship at Rosses Point.

Defending champion Lowry beat Malahide's Gavin O'Connor 2&1 and faces Strandhill's Tommy McGowan in this afternoon's quarter-finals.

South of Ireland champion Kearney beat Michael Sinclair by one hole to clinch a last eight showdown with Limerick veteran Pat Murray.

West of Ireland Amateur Open

Third round

Jim Mulready (Castle) bt James Monaghan ( Island) 4/2

Cian Curley (Newlands) bt Michael Hearn ( Chorley, UK) 1 hole

Tommy McGowan (Strandhill) bt Chris Drumm (Rosslare) 19th

Shane Lowry (Esker Hills) bt Gavin O’Connor (Malahide) 2/1

Niall Kearney (Royal Dublin) bt Michael Sinclair (Knock) 1 hole

Pat Murray ( Limerick) bt Luke Lennox ( Moyola Park) 3/2

Alan Dunbar (Rathmore) bt Kelan McDonagh (Athlone/NUIM) 6/5

David Corsby (Royal Lytham) bt Jonathan Hurst ( Shawhill, UK) 3/1


Quarter-final draw

Mulready v Curley

McGowan v Lowry

Kearney v Murray

Dunbar v Corsby