Courtesy of GAA Handball.ie
The top four seeds are all safely through to the All-Ireland Men’s Senior Doubles SF’s after the weekends action.
#1 seeds Paul Brady & Michael Finnegan (Cavan) were the only pairing to win in straight games when they saw off recently crowned Singles champion Martin Mulkerrins & his younger brother Diarmuid. The Funchion brothers came out on top of a three game cracker against 2015 Finalists Brian Carroll & Tom Sheridan (Meath) to set up a SF v Cavan.
In the bottom half, last years finalists Diarmuid Nash & Colin Crehan (Clare) were forced to a tiebreak before seeing off Kerry, whilst 2016 champs Eoin Kennedy & Carl Browne recovered from a slow start to defeat Wexford, also in a tiebreak.
Quarter Final Results:
- QF1: Cavan (Paul Brady/Michael Finnegan) dft Galway (Martin Mulkerrins/Diarmuid Mulkerrins) 21-12, 21-15
- QF2: Kilkenny (Patrick Funchion/Peter Funchion) dft Meath (Brian Carroll/Tom Sheridan) 17-21, 21-16, 21-16
- QF3: Clare (Diarmuid Nash/Colin Crehan) dft Kerry (Dominic Lynch/Jack O’Shea) 21-11, 14-21, 21-9
- QF4: Dublin (Eoin Kennedy/Carl Browne) dft Wexford (Gavin Buggy/Daniel Kavanagh) 8-21, 21-16, 21-6