A hugely impressive Fintona ended Drumquin’s interest in this year’s junior championship at Ballinamullen on Sunday afternoon when they saw off the Tones 4-11 to 0-12.
Two goals in the opening seven minutes gave Fintona the perfect start, establishing a lead they were never to lose.
Despite having to field without the injured Oisin Gormley, the Wolfe Tones opened the scoring through Finnan Patterson, but the concession of majors by Jared Brogan and Conor McGillion saw Drumquin face an uphill challenge from early in the contest. They did respond with two wonderful Sean McDonagh points, followed by scores from McConomy and Eoin Skelton which brought them back into the contest.
Fintona were now in charge at midfield with Peter McGlinn and Conor McGoldrick giving them a platform. A trio of points edged the Pearses further in front but once again, Drumquin responded with Sean McDonagh to the fore. The margin was reduced to three before late points from McGillion, Donnelly, and McCarney saw the victors lead 2-8 0-8 at half time.
It was business as usual after the break as Conor McGillion opened the scoring with Frankie McAlynn replying in kind for Drumquin.
Drumquin’s discipline was to let them down as Daniel Patterson picked up a second yellow in the 41st minutes before minutes later Paul Sheridan received a straight red. Aaron McCarney confirmed his side’s dominance with their third goal as the game entered its final quarter.
Caolan Donnelly scored his side’s fourth as the game petered out.
Points from Patterson and McDonagh were nothing motor than a consolation as Fintona ran out convincing winners and set up a semi-final clash with Aghaloo.