Michael Dunlop edged out Derek Sheils during a close fought superbike qualifying session, at the 2015 Killalane Road Races.
Michael lapped at 1 minute 56.697 seconds on his own teams S1000RR BMW to finish 0.039 of a second in front of Derek, on BikeBitsNI Racing ZX10R Kawasaki.
William Dunlop who is within touching distance of clinching Irish road race superbike championship victory for the first time, finished third fastest on superstock spec Tyco BMW.
Derek McGee piloting his own teams ZX10R Kawasaki, finished fourth fastest.
Michael Sweeney enjoyed a successful return to pure road racing action, by finishing fifth quickest, following lap time of 1 minute 59.026 seconds.
Seamus Elliott propelled the Wilson Craig Racing CBR 1000 Honda Fireblade, to sixth place in qualifying.
Whilst Brian Mccormack who enjoy an excellent Faugheen 50 Road Races, finished seventh quickest.
Top ten in qualifying was completed by John Walsh, 2004 senior Manx Grand Prix winner Davy Morgan and Stephen McKnight.
The stage is set for a thrilling superbike race tomorrow at Killalane. 11 times TT winner Michael Dunlop has endured a sporadic season results wise, he will be aiming tomorrow to end this years Irish road racing season in top style.