Sophie MacMahon struck a brilliant unbeaten 45 to take Leinster Women to the brink of another senior title after a rain affected win against Clontarf.

The Irish international hit three boundaries in her powerful knock, which came from just 26 deliveries to propel her side to 137 for 3 in their clash at Rathmines.

On a night when blustery showers were never far away, Leinster's innings ended 13 balls early, and delayed the start of the Clontarf chase.

When they did get under way again, the hosts raced through the gears to ensure they got the required five overs to constitute a match.

(Sophie MacMahon: Pic by Rodney Smythe)

They did - just, as Sue O'Connor struck twice and MacMahon once as the Castle Avenue side made 30 for 3 in six overs - the DLS verdict being 24 runs in Leinster's favour.

"I'm delighted with the win last night," MacMahon told CricketEurope.

"It was great to get a result in with all the rain that was about. Big thanks must go to the umpires and Clontarf for persisting through the showers!

"We're a young team this year having lost a few players so it's been fantastic that we were able to continue our good form from last season.

"We're looking forward to the last game next week, and hopefully we can finish off with another win."

The final match next week sees the defending champions take on YMCA, and a win would guarantee the title.

Pembroke have an outside chance of pipping them but it would require the Sydney Parade to win their last two games by significant margins and hope Leinster slip up.