Tyrone will join Dublin, Donegal and Roscommon in the Super 8s following their 3-20 to 0-13 Qualifier victory over Cork at Portlaoise.

It was all too easy for a dominant Red Hand side as they cut swathes through a porous defence to pick off scores at will.

Cork, seeking redempotion for their mauling at the hands of Kerry in the Munster final, were never going to find it here, as they crashed to a 16 points defeat in a must-win tie.

Second half goals from Connor McAliskey and substitutes Ronan O’Neill and Mark Bradley added gloss to what was always going to be a convincing Tyrone victory, and they march on to meet the Rossies at Croke Park next Saturday.

Niall Sludden opened the scoring for Tyrone and they could have had a goal when Peter Harte released Conor Meyler, but his low shot was kept out by Mark White’s trailing bot.

The Munster men got of the mark in the sixth minute when Luke Connolly sent a 40 metre free between the posts

The Red Hands opened up their opponents for a second goal chance when Richie Donnelly slipped a pass for Harte to race clear, but once again ‘keeper White came to the rescue.

Cork were determined to avoid a repeat of their provincial final mauling at the hands of Kerry and operated with a sweeper, but nevertheless, Colm Cavanagh found acres of unguarded space to gallop into and pick off a point.

Frank Burns, an imposing figure at the heart of the defence, also got on the score-sheet as the Red Hands pulled 0-4 to 0-1 clear by the 14th minute.

Brian O’Driscoll and Mark Collins began to instigate meaningful attacks, and they exploited openings in the Tyrone defence.

Cork's Sean White and goalkeeper Mark White dejected after the game

Goalkeeper Niall Morgan had to be alert to deny Michael Hurley, whose shot was deflected for a point, and Connolly, goal chances that gave the Rebels added confidence.

But they failed to find the finish to match their intricate build-up play, and a rash of wides left them with nothing to show for a spell of pressure.

Tyrone went back on the attack, using the flanks to stretch their opponents, and picked up six of the last seven points of the half.

Connor McAliskey (3), Sludden and Cathal McShane, an effective outlet for Morgan’s long kick-outs, all found the target to send Mickey Harte’s side in with a 0-10 to 0-5 interval lead.

Tyrone had eased into a 0-13 to 0-6 lead when McAliskey cut inside James Loughrey to rifle in his side’s opening goal on 42 minutes.

That was the end for a Cork side that was unable to muster any powers of recovery, although Connolly and Collins did pull back points.

But they were always susceptible to swift Tyrone raids, with men in support to change the point of attack and work the ball into scoring positions.

McAliskey, Burns and McShane turned the screw with well executed scores, and McAliskey had helped himself to 1-6 by the time he was withdrawn from the action in the 49th minute.

His replacement, Ronan O’Neill, made an immediate impact, popping up to palm Harte’s cross to the net, and Tyrone were well and truly on their way to the Super 8s.

Cork were reduced to 14 with more than ten minutes to play when Collins was shown a straight red card, and as Mickey Harte emptied the bench, an other sub, sealed a comprehensive success with a third goal.

Tyrone: N Morgan; M McKernan, R McNamee, C McCarron, T McCann, F Burns (0-03), P Harte (0-01, f), C Cavanagh (0-01), P Hampsey; M Donnelly (0-01), N Sludden (0-02), C Meyler; C McShane (0-03), R Donnelly (0-01), C McAliskey (1-06, 4f).

Subs: R O’Neill (1-02, 0-2f) for McAliskey (49), K McGeary for McShane (51), M Bradley (1-00) for Harte (53), A McCrory for McKernan (55), S Ryan for Flahive (51), HP McGeary for McNamee (57), R Brennan for Burns (62)

Cork: M White; J Loughrey, J O’Sullivan, K Crowley; K Flahive, S Cronin, C Kiely; I Maguire, B O’Driscoll; S White, M Collins (0-02), R Deane (0-01); L Connolly (0-09, 6f, 1 ’45), B Hurley, M Hurley (0-01).

Subs: K O’Hanlon for O’Sullivan (33), P Kerrigan for Cronin (40), D O’Connor for B Hurley (46), M Taylor for O’Driscoll (49), R O’Toole for White (53)

Referee: M Deegan (Laois).