St Patrick’s 4-17 Derrynoose 1-7
Intermediate Championship favourites St Patrick’s saw off Derrynoose with ease to book their place in the last four.
A dominant first half performance from Cullyhanna, along with three second half goals, secured their semi spot.
They posted the 1-9 on the bounce during the first 21 minutes of play to charge into an uncatchable lead.
Shea Hoey (2), Aidan Nugent (2), Caolan Reavey, Barry McConville and Kieran McCooey all split the posts while Ross McQuillan hit 1-2.
Oisin McNally traded scores with Hoey while Sean McGuigan and Conor McNally (free) narrowed the gap.
That left St Patrick’s ten points in front as they short whistle sounded. The score was 1-10 to 0-3 at the half time interval.
McGuigan got Derrynoose, last year’s Junior champions, up and running after the turnaround, but his score was cancelled out by Tony Donnelly.
McNally and Nugent traded dead ball efforts while McNally hit another score, this time from open play.
St Patrick’s picked up their second goal when Phelim McArdle passed to Neil McCreesh, who punched home from close range.
Cullyhanna went on a scoring spree yet again, delivering 1-4 on the trot this time. Jason Duffy, Nugent (2) and McQuillan all raised further white flags for Stephen Reel’s men.
A McQuillan effort dropped dangerously into the Derrynoose defensive square, and Nugent was there to punch home their third major.
McNally traded scores with Gavan Duffy. Duffy then played provider, setting up his older brother Jason for another three-pointer.
Derrynoose claimed a goal of their own at the other end with an outstanding goal from McNally, firing to the bottom corner from just inside the 21-yard line.
But that was as good as it got for Derrynoose. It’s St Patrick’s who advance to the last four of the Intermediate Championship.