Tipperary's Orla O'Dwyer helped the Brisbane Lions defeat Sara Rowe's Collingwood and secure their place in next Saturday's AFLW Grand final.
O'Dwyer scored a goal and had 11 disposals while Mayo star, Rowe, had seven disposals in a tense clash at the Gabba.
The Lions led by 10 points at half time but Collingwood mounted a storming comeback on the restart which just fell short as the Brisbane outfit held on for a 45-41 win.
They face an onerous task in the final where the two-time champions, Adelaide Crows, await.
The Crows, who clinched the title in 2017 and 2019, will have home advantage for the decider following their victory over Melbourne 33-15 at Adelaide Oval.
However they may have to plan without captain Chelsea Randall who suffered a suspected concussion in the win.
Clare footballer Ailish Considine was an emergency reserve for the Crows but could come into consideration for the final.
Ebony Marinoff - the player involved in the incident which led to Brid Stack suffering a neck fracture pre-season - was one of the stars for winners with 35 disposals and 13 tackles.