Casey kickstarts Red Hands rout
Tyrone 5-16 Louth 0-12
Tyrone proved far too strong for Louth, the excellent Damien Casey bagging the a goal in the second minute.
Pierse O'Kelly added a second, Sean Og Grogan the third and it was 3-7 to 0-5 at the break.
Duibhir Marshall scored Tyrone's fourth in the 46th minute and there was a fifth late on from Grogan.
SCORERS- Tyrone: D Casey 1-5 (3fs); S Og Grogan 2-0; P O'Kelly 1-1; D Begley 0-4; D Marshall 1-0; J Kelly, C Grogan 0-2 each; T Morgan, R McKenna 0-1 each. Louth: D Murphy 0-8 (7fs); D O'Hanrahan, G Kerrigan, S Callan, S Connelly 0-1 each.
TYRONE - J Devlin 7, D Rafferty 6, B Begley 7, M O'Gorman 6, A Kelly 6, S Donnelly 7, T Morgan 7, P O'Kelly 7, D Begley 7, C Cross 7, D Casey 8, C Grogan 7, R McKernan 6, S Og Grogan 7, D Marshall 7. Subs: J Kelly 7 for R McKernan, P Daly 6 for D Marshall, D Grogan 6 for D Casey, P McStravog 6 for M O'Gorman.
LOUTH - S Nolan 5, D Stephenson 5, S Callan 6, R McKeown 5, C Kerrigan 5, A McCrave 5, M Lyons 5, D Ryan 5, P McCormack 5, G Kerrigan 6, S Kettle 6, D O'Hanrahan 5, D Murphy 7, S Connelly 5, D Mahony 5. Subs: P Lynch 6 for D Mahony, G Smyth 5 for D O'Hanrahan, C Matthews 5 for M Lyons, M Ryan 6 for G Kerrigan. REF - P Murphy (Carlow).