Paul Stirling was the star turn as Ireland secured qualification for the ICC World Twenty20 finals in Bangladesh next year with a comfortable 85-run victory over Hong Kong in Abu Dhabi.
The Middlesex all-rounder top-scored with 77 from 46 balls, featuring nine fours and three sixes, as Ireland set a huge target of 207-4.
Stirling then followed that up by taking 4-10 as the Asian side were restricted to 122 all out.
He and George Dockrell (2-18) combined to spark a Hong Kong collapse, which saw them lose their last eight wickets for just 30 runs.
At 92-2, Hong Kong were actually a run ahead of Ireland at the comparative halfway stage.
The turning point was an athletic one-handed catch at midwicket by William Porterfield to dismiss Hong Kong dangerman Jamie Atkinson, who had struck 48 from 38 balls to offer his side some hope.