Naomh Conaill sailed into the quarter-finals and it was the end of the road for Gaoth Dobhair after a convincing win in Davy Brennan Park, Glenties.
Naomh Conaill 2-18
Gaoth Dobhair 0-11
Naomh Conaill served notice that they will not be letting their grip on the Dr. Maguire go easilly. They were able to use their bench after a great third quarter which saw the game put to bed, thanks to a second goal from Brendan McDyer.
Gaoth Dobhair are out of the running after Termon defeated Four Masters in the other group game.
After a tentative opening Naomh Conaill got going in the second quarter and by half-time had a commanding six point advantage, 1-8 to 0-5.
The decisive score came on 18 minutes when Ciaran Thompson made a great fetch at miefield and set Eoin Waide clear. He found Eunan Doherty, who crossed for Dara Gallagher to squeeze home.
Gaoth Dobhair had plenty of possession, but lacked bite in the last third. Dermit Molloy hit three of Naomh Conaill's opening half points while defenders Aaron Thompson and Eoin Waide chipped in also.
Gaoth Dobhair had five different scorers in the opening half with Ciaran Gillespie getting the opening point of the game.
It got easier for Naomh Conaill in the second half as the Gaoth Dobhair resistance just fell apart. Kevin Cassidy got the opening point but then Naomh Conaill hit five in-a-row before Brendan McDyer finished the second goal to seal the issue on 44 minutes.
NAOMH CONAILL: Stephan McGrath; Aaron Thompson (0-1), AJ Gallagher, Jason Campbell; Marty Boyle, Anthony Thompson (0-1), Eoin Waide (0-1); Leo McLoone, Ciaran Thompson (0-1); Dara Gallagher (1-4), Eunan Doherty (0-1), Seamus Corcoran; Brendan McDyer (1-2), Dermot Molloy (0-6,2f), John O'Malley. Subs., Leon Thompson (0-1) for Corcoran 39; Cathal Ellis for M Boyle 41; James Doherty for McDyer 46; Stephen Molloy for AJ Gallagher 49; Kevin McGettigan for C Thompson 50; Eoghan McGettigan for D Gallagher 54.
GAOTH DOBHAIR: Christopher Sweeney; Gary McFadden, Neil McGee, Jamie Reynolds; Niall Friel, Ciaran Gillespie (0-1), Cian Mulligan (0-1); Eamon McGee, Michael Carroll (0-1); Peter McGee, Kevin Cassidy (0-3), Dara Ó Baoill; Eoin Ward, Odhrán Mac Niallais (0-3,3f), Naoise Ó Baoill. Subs., Noel Kelly (0-1) for P McGee 36; Ciaran Ferry for D O Baoill 50; Michael McKelvey for E Ward 58
REFEREE: Jimmy White (Killybegs)
Pictured is Dermot Molloy who scored six points for Naomh Conaill