It was a case of getting the job done yesterday for Roscommon, as they comfortably saw off Leitrim at Dr Hyde Park.
A brace of first-half goals from Shane Killoran, as well as another from Niall Kilroy, had the game wrapped up by half-time as Roscommon eventually ran out 3-17 to 0-12 winners. They advance to play Mayo in the Connacht semi-final in a fortnight's time.
Rossies manager Anthony Cunningham told RTÉ Sport afterwards that despite their relegation from Division 1 in the spring, encountering the game's top sides stood to them on Sunday.
"We were going well in training, and we were happy with our performances for the last few weeks, but you never know until you turn up.
"Our experience from the Division 1 league campaign, and the physicality of our guys... we were a bit stronger than the Leitrim defence.
"We would probably want to be finishing better, and we have work to do for the next 13 days. We were happy with the way we set up, and played and, particularly in the second-half, kept their scoring down.
"Shane had played wing-forward and midfield for us during the league, and he carried a bit of a knock into the game, but he got through it very well," said Cunningham of his double goal-scorer. "A tremendous player, and a great future ahead for him.
"We'll need to be at the top of our game when we face the might of Mayo in Castlebar, but that's where we want to be. We're really looking forward to that."
Leitrim, for their part, came into the game with belief that they could cause an upset after their promotion from Division 4 during the Allianz League.
Shane Moran had a chance to get a goal for them inside 60 seconds, but Roscommon goalkeeper Darren O'Malley was equal to it.