St Macartans came from five points down against Killeeshil with goals from Cadhla Mc Carroll and Slaine Mc Carrroll ensuring they went off at the break leading by four.
Alananh Donnelly, Grainne Rafferty and Orla Mulgrew did the scoring for St Marys who added further points from Mulgrew and Aine Mc Rory and looking very much in control.
St Macs struck for a following good work from goalkeeper Rhianne Monaghan, Slaine Mc Carroll, Cathy Maguire and Cadhla Mc Connell for the easiest of finishes. Chloe Mc Caffrey opened her account in the championship with a point before a point from Mc Carroll tied the game.
A point from Rafferty had Killeeshil ahead again but Slaine Mc Carroll capitalised on hesitancy in the Killeeshil defence to slam the rebound off the crossbar and into the net.
Mc Caffrey’s opening second half point and a yellow for Mc Carroll helped Killeeshil rally with points from Rafferty after her initial shot was saved and Louise Kelly closed the gap to three points . Zoe Loughran saw a superb effort well saved as points from Joline Donaghy and Maguire eased the Macs back into control.
Killeeshil tried hard, but as tempers flared Mc Caffrey kept her cool, her point sandwiched between scores from Loughran and Rafferty kept the gap to four and a yellow for Donnelly ended her involvement as Macartans eased to a four point win.
Dromore 1-13 Fintona 0-7
Emma Smyth scored eight points as Dromore eased to the quarter finals in bright sunshine on a pristine surface at Beragh with neighbours Fintona failing to truly test the St Dympna’s
Dromore were seven in front by half time. Ciarrai Mc Cann and Nuala Mc Hugh dominated at times with Shauna Teague and Shauna Mc Nabb a constant threat alongside Smyth up front.
Teague landed the opening scores, Mc Hugh a third before pressure on the Pearses goal paid off when Smyth teed up Teague for a major. Three points from Smyth kept Dromore in control and well ahead. Emma Loane’s double of frees late on for Fintona their only scores.
Nichola Donnelly’s Pearses point closed the gap but the loss of Karen Gorman to a yellow card was a blow to their hopes of a comeback.