Galway United advanced to the second round of the extra.ie FAI cup after a dominant 7 nil victory of Bluebell United at Tolka park.
The tone was set from the start with just three changes to the side that defeated Athlone.
Matt Connor started between the nets, with Diego Portilla replacing the injured Conor O Keefe and new signing Bastien Hery making his debut.
United started with a quick tempo and opened the scoring in the 9th minute. David Hurley smashed home from the penalty spot after Stephen Walsh had been fouled.
Things got even worse for Bluebell mins later when Shane Strich was sent off for an awful tackle on Conor Mc Cormack. It left a big gash on the team captain’s foot, who will now be a doubt for Friday’s game at home to Wexford.
Walsh was heavily involved as always, and he added two more quick-fire first-half goals. The first on the 32nd min heading home an Oisin O Reilly cross. Two mins later, he added his 14th goal of the season with a beautiful solo effort.
Bastien Hery, who showed some magic touches on his debut, set up Rob Manley in the 51st minute to make it 4 nil.
Local lad David Tarmey was introduced, and his fine performance was rewarded when he tucked home United’s 5th goal.
Francely Lomboto also starred from the substitute bench and helped himself to two further goals as united wrapped up a comprehensive victory.
United await Tuesday’s draw to see who they will face in the next round.