Drumlane made little fuss as they dumped Drung out of the intermediate championship on Saturday evening at Kingspan Breffni Park and moved into the draw for the last eight standing teams.
The west Cavan side dominated the opening quarter to cut clear by 0-5 to nothing, with Stephen McCann, Barry Corrigan and Barry Cunningham all raising early white flags, before their opponents got on the score-sheet.
With a real grip around the centre through Dane O’Dowd and Daryl McConnell, Ollie Fay’s team pushed further ahead and boasted a 1-8 to 0-3 half-time lead come the break when Corrigan was dragged down for a penalty, which the full-forward converted expertly past James Reilly in the Drung goal.
In the second-half, John Fitzpatrick bagged Drumlane’s second goal when he latched on to possession in the square and rolled a cool finish into the corner and although a spirited Drung revival caused some slight moments of worry, Drumlane were never in danger of losing the match after that.
Substitute Gary Tubman was unlucky to see his effort come off the upright after being set-up by fellow replacement Darragh Seagrave, who did put one up on the score-board towards the end along with Cunningham to seal a six-point victory.
The draw for the quarter-finals on Sunday evening will be an open draw which takes place at Kingspan Breffni Park at 9.15pm.