Davitts 1-11 Parke Keelogues Crimlin 2-5
Davitts captured the County Minor D Championship after a hard earned victory over a battling Parke Keelogues Crimlin side in Bekan on Friday night.
PKC got off to a flying start with three points in the first six minues before man of the match Niall Treacy opened the Davitts account in the seventh minute. PKC extended their lead to three points with a 15th minute score but Davitts hit a purple patch in the last twelve minutes of the first half.
Niall Treacy pointed in the 18th minute and followed that up with a cracking goal less than a minute later to give his side the lead. Further points from Jack Devane, Fenton Kelly and two from Stephen Nyland left Davitts ahead by 1-6 to 0-4 at halftime.
Niall Treacy extended the lead with two further points in the 34th and 36 miniutes. A 39th minute PKC point was cancelled out by Niall Treacy as Davitts looked set to cruise to victory.
PKC refused to lie down however and they struck for a goal in the 49th minute to narrow the deficit to four points. Zack Keadin and Niall Treacy pointed to put Davitts six points ahead with four minutes of normal time left. PKC scored another goal before the finish but Davitts were able to see the game out and win by three points.
Joe Prendergast had a fine game in goals with Tomas Ronayne, Charlie Phillips and Micheal Hett making up an impressive full back line. Fionnan Gallagher was outstanding at number six, getting great assistance from his wing men Sean Feerick and John Wallace.
Team captain Stephen Nyland (0-2) and Fenton Kelly (0-1) were two strong running midfielders who controlled the middle for most of the game.
Up front, Niall Treacy (1-6) was the star of the show, getting good assistance from Daniel Corless, Jack Devane (0-1), Gary Bourke, Cathal Corless and Zack Keadin (0-1).
Substitutes Brian Og McTigue and Bon Glynn both played their part when introduced.