A big weekend of Senior Doubles action takes place across the country with the QF's & SF's of the O'Neill's All-Ireland Championships down for decision. Four QF ties, one in each province, sees the four provincial champions enter the fray. Reigning champs Paul Brady & Michael Finnegan will again be favourites to advance to the final, whilst last years beaten finalists Tom Sheridan & Brian Carroll will also have a big say in the final outcome of the title. The Kells clubmen pushed Brady & Finnegan 21-20 in an epic 2012 final.
Last year's finalists Killian Carroll & Brendan Fleming have formed an excellent partnership, and will be aiming to go one better than 2013. Connaught champions Rikki O'Gara & Damian Martin will be hoping to build on an impressive provincial final win over 2009 champions Dessie Keegan & Joe McCann, when they take on last weekends Singles finalist Diarmuid Nash and partner Niall Malone. See above for full fixture list.
All the focus will descend on St Coman's, Roscommon on Sunday for the SF's. Preceding the two Men's SF's will be the Ladies SF between Catriona Casey/Aishling O'Keefe & Amy Corrigan/Pauline Gallagher. The Mayo ladies will be hoping to exact revenge from the last time these pairings met, when the Cork duo claimed the 60x30 doubles crown in September. Awaiting them in the final will be Kerry's experienced duo, and reigning champs, Maria Daly & Ashley Prendiville.
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