It was a huge weekend on the handball scene – the All-Ireland semi-finals in men's and ladies Senior Singles were down for decision.
And the stage is now set for a repeat of last year's All-Ireland senior handball finals after Robbie McCarthy and Charly Shanks qualified for the men's final and Aisling Reilly and Catriona Casey won through to the ladies decider.
Armagh's Shanks, a three-time finalist who lost to Westmeath's McCarthy in a heartbreaking 21-20 third game in last year's final, rode the storm against a hot-shooting Martin Mulkerrins of Galway in his semi-final.
Shanks lost the first 21-7 but rallied to win 21-12, 21-16. The Lurgan right-hander was clearly stung by that loss and he showed what the win over Mulkerrins meant to him when he nailed the final point.
The finals will take place before a 1,000-strong sell-out crowd in Kingscourt, Co Cavan in two weeks' time.