KILMACUD CROKES 0-15 PARNELL'S 1-9
Kilmacud Crokes were pushed all the way by Parnell's before eventually emerging victorious in this Dublin SFC second round at Blakestown Road on Friday night.
A second half flurry of points at the three-quarter mark from Callum Pearson, Conor Kelly, Mark Vaughan, Shane Cunningham and Pearson again gave Crokes just about enough breathing space as they progress to the last-eight of the competition.
But they had to work hard for their reward with Parnell's starting impressively with an early goal from Pearse O'Hanlon.
Soon after Stephen Duffy added a point for the Coolock side before points from Paul Mannion (pictured), Pat Duggan and Conor Kelly brought the sides level, 0-4 to 1-1.
Jonathan Bealin's free edged Parnell's back in front before three Vaughan points without reply helped his side to a 0-8 to 1-3 interval lead.
The came Crokes crucial flow of scores, kicking five in-a-row to put themselves in a winning position.
Parnell's battled to the finish before sub Tom Fox's point ensure there would be no late shock at the home of St Peregrine's.
SCORERS - Kilmacud Crokes: M Vaughan 0-6 (0-3f), C Pearson 0-3, C Kelly 0-2, P Duggan, P Mannion, S Cunningham, T Fox 0-1 each. Parnell's: J Bealin 0-6 (0-5f), P O'Hanlon 1-0, S Duffy 0-2, T Davis 0-1.
KILMACUD CROKES: D Nestor; J Murphy, G English, E Mulligan; R McGowan, C O'Sullivan, A Jones; C Casey, P Duggan; S Horan, S Cunningham, C Kelly; C Pearson, M Vaughan, P Mannion. Subs: C O'Shea for Jones (19), A McGowan for Horan (38), T Fox for Kelly (44), P Burke for Vaughan (54).
PARNELL'S: E Walsh; C Nolan, C Oonan, S McCluskey; A Lee, S Cluxton, S McGrath; D Lodola, G George; R Mills, J Bealin, A Jameson; T Davis, P O'Hanlon, S Duffy. Subs: A Doyle for Jameson (40), J Salmon for Mills (44), C Salmon for O'Hanlon (44), E Brunton for McGrath (50), Mills for George (54).
REF: PJ Murray (St Finian's, Swords).