Tuam, Skerries, Cahir Park and City of Derry battled their way through the Miele Fourball Regional Finals at a pristine Athlone to reach the All Ireland Semi-Finals at Naas on October 4.
The final will take place at Naas on Sunday 5 October and on the evidence of the Regionals, it could be a thriller.
In Region One, Skerries took an early lead by winning the first two matches against Castlewarden and the last two called in as they won 3-1.
In Region Two, City of Derry's Karena Brady and Gail McNeice won 6 and 4 with the other four matches going until the 16th, 18th and 19th respectively in a 3-1 win over Malone.
Cahir Park took on Castletroy in Region Three and it was Cahir Park who proved to be stronger side, winning their first two matches in a 2.5-1.5 victory.
Region Four saw Tuam take on Slieve Russell but wins in matches one, two and four were enough for the Galway club to earn their ticket to the All Ireland semi-finals next month.
Miele Fourball Regional Finals, Athlone Golf Club,
Tuam 3½ Slieve Russell ½
- Lorna Mullally (13) & Martina Casserly (15) beat Ann Monteith (7) & Kathy Durkin (18) 1up
- Anneta O'Neill (12) & Mary Bollard (20) beat Bronagh Lunney (2) & Deirdre Forde (32) 5/4
- Jacqui McGrath (17) & Siobhan Joyce (20) halved with Laura Brown (15) & Martina Gorby (20) (called in)
- Jackie Cullen (16) & Ann Higgins (23) beat Anne Mone (19) & Margaret Martin (20) 4/3
Skerries 3 Castlewarden 1
- Fiona Farrell (6) & Joanne Kinsella (13) beat Clodagh Walsh (5) & Michelle Masterson (17) 1up
- Barbara Ryan (10) & Mary Kenny (12) beat Emily Gavin (7) & Muriel Corney (17) 2up
- Joyce Gillespie (8) & Bridgeen Kiernay (18) halved with Lauren Walsh (7) & Susan Hart (18) (called in)
- Grainne O'Connor (10) & Sylvia Alcock (16) halved with Philippa Carr (17) & Bernie Roche (18) (called in)
Cahir Park 2½ Castletroy 1½
- Bridget Walsh (14) & Yvonne Morrison (18) beat Shirley Real (4) & Gwynne Walsh (15) 2up
- Caitlin Fitzgerald (13) & Michelle Keating (23) beat Elaine Guinan (11) & Mary Byrne (14) 7&5
- Chris Noonan (20) & Patricia Brown (20) lost to Ethna Leonard (9) & Tineke Leonard (17) 7&5
- Susan Carey (18) & Phil Barry (26) halved with Eimear Costelloe (11) & Eavan Martin (18) (called in)
Malone 1 City of Derry 3
- Siobhan Greene (6) & Gillian Browne (16) halved with Naoimh Quigg (3) & Betty McBride (17) (called in)
- Sara O'Sullivan (7) & Gemma McCrory (19) halved with Vivienne Houston (6) & Gerda Laird (17) (called in)
- Karena Brady (13) & Gail McNeice (15) lost to Catherine McCanny (9) & Ciara Quigg (15) 6&4
- Ann Brown (11) & Sharon Cox (21) lost to Geraldine Crossan (14) & Maire Reynolds (15) 2&1
The 2014 Miele Fourball All Ireland Semi-Finals and Final will take place in Naas Golf Club on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th October 2014.