Kilmacud Crokes squeezed past a well organised side as they ran out 1-10 to 0-08 winners over Ballyboden St. Endas in the Dublin Football Club Championships.
A Pat Burke goal late in the 55th minute opened the game up after a tight opening half in which the sides traded points, Paul Mannion followed up with two points to cap an impressive game for the Dublin Minor who scored five points.
Ballyboden seemed to be the more likely side to push on for much of the first half but Crokes kept pace and lead by two points early in the second half only for some nice work from Conal Keaney to level matters.
Crokes will now face St. Sylvester’s in the quarter final, who beat last year’s finalists Oliver Plunketts in the surprise result of the weekend.
In the other Dublin fourth round replay, Templeogue Synge Street brushed aside St. Patrick’s of Palmerstown in a 1-17 to 1-06 defeat to face reigning champions St. Brigid’s in the quarters.
Donegal Round 1
Bundoran held off a late comeback from Glenfin to run out 1-11 to 1-08 winners in the first round of the Donegal championships, Peter McGonagle’s goal knocking the wind out of the sails of a resurgent Glenfin team.
Killybegs edged out Fanad 1-13 to 0-11 in a tight enough affair but Killybegs were deserved winners in the end after making the most of their chances.
Slaughtneil beat Kilrea 1-10 to 1-06 in a one sided if sloppy affair which ended with Kilrea down to 14 men after Eamon Morgan was sent off.