Down booked an Ulster minor hurling championship semi final meeting with Derry with the most comprehensive of victories at Casement Park yesterday.
It was a story of near total Down domination in the opening quarter and Daniel Toner’s goal after 10 minutes edged them into a commanding 1-5 to 0-1, the losers point coming from midfielder Shea Curran their most accomplished player.
Fermanagh keeper Dwayne McPhilips did well to keep out Daniel Toner’s goal-bound effort before further Down points arrived courtesy of David Johnston and Matthew Teague.
Ten minutes into the second half the winners full forward Neal Torney added a second goal as Fermanagh's resistance crumbled in the face of Down’s onslaught.
There was no respite for the losers, Torney adding his second goal and Down’s third.
Fermanagh’s last show of defiance saw midfielder Curran add his and his team’s second point of the match.
It was fitting though that the last word belonged to Down and in particular right half forward Conor Dorian, who was a constant threat to the losing defence. He was on target wit the games last two points completing a most emphatic victory.