Patrick McBrearty hit nine points as Kilcar eased their way into the semi-finals of the Senior Football Championships with a seven point win over Killybegs in Tirconaill Park.
Killybegs 1-7 Kilcar 1-14
McBrearty was on top form, while Ciaran McGinley scored 0-3 and Ryan McHugh got 1-1 to help guide Conor Cunningham’s side into the last four once again.
Ciaran McGinley opened the scoring for the Towney men, while Ryan McHugh pointed next.
Kilcar won the kick out and McBrearty got his first score of the game, while McGinley kicked a brilliant score to leave them four points up after 11 minutes.
John Ban Gallagher got Killybegs on the board but soon after Kilcar had a goal with Ryan McHugh and Ryan McShane linking up before the former fired the ball past Corey Byrne and into the net.
The sides exchanged points as county stars Hugh McFadden and McBrearty both fisted over, while Conor Cunningham scored a point only for McGinley to get his third score of the game on his weaker foot.
Killybegs had a goal chance when Jack McSharry found Ryan Cunningham but his punch towards goal was easily saved.
Kilcar went into the break six points ahead as McBrearty scored a brilliant point but Ryan Carr got the last score of the half, leaving it 1-7 to 0-4.
McBrearty got score number four before him and McFadden again exchanged scores, this time in the form of frees, while McSharry got his first point of the game.
And two more points for McBrearty followed, one from a free, before a battling Killybegs were given a small lifeline.
Eight points down, they looked for a goal chance and when Carr went down, referee Seamus McGonagle gave a penalty which McFadden converted, 1-11 to 1-6.
But Kilcar were unfazed and two more McBrearty points came, but one was for brother Stephen, who came on as a substitute, this time.
Cunningham got his second score, from a free and the scoring was ended unsurprisingly by Patrick McBrearty, from a free, as Kilcar march on with a 1-14 to 1-7 win in this South West Derby.
Killybegs: Corey Byrne, Seamus Óg Byrne, Ciaran Gildea, Ryan Carr (0-1), Darragh McClean, Eoghan Bán Gallagher, John Bán Gallagher (0-1); Evan Broderick, Rory Coyler; Shaun Gorrell, Jack McSharry (0-1), Christopher Mulligan, Ryan Cunningham, Hugh McFadden (1-2,1f), Conor Cunningham (0-2,1f)
Subs: Niall Campbell for Coyler (half-time).
Kilcar: Kevin Campbell; Pauric Carr; Brian O’Donnell, Ryan McShane, Ryan McHugh (1-1), Andrew McClean, Barry Shovlin; Ciaran McGinley (0-3), Jason Campbell; Eoin Cormack, Conor Doherty, Eoin McHugh, Daniel Lyons, Paddy McBrearty (0-9,2f), Mark McHugh.
Subs: Stephen McBrearty (0-1) for Cormack (37 mins), Oran Doogan for Shovlin (40 mins)
Referee: Seamus McGonagle