Stephen Walsh and Francey Lomboto both scored twice as First Division promotion contenders Galway United eased into the second round of the FAI Cup at Tolka Park.
Leinster Senior League side Bluebell were behind after just eight minutes and down to 10-men three minutes later as their hopes of causing a shock were dashed almost from the start.
With no sign of new recruit, triple FAI Cup winner Killian Brennan, and with fellow cup winner Robert Bayly starting on the bench, Bluebell were behind after just eight minutes from a softly awarded penalty.
The Red Cow side felt they should have had a spot kick of their own just minutes earlier when new signing Glen McAuley's cross certainly appeared to strike the arm of Galway defender Charlie Lyons.
And while referee Gavin Colfer was unimpressed with that, he had no hesitation in pointing to the spot at the other end when Bluebell defender Nathan Bell pushed Walsh to the ground inside the area as he ran onto a Max Hemmings pass.
David Hurley stepped up to score emphatically from 12 yards, his seventh penalty of the season.
It got no better for Bluebell on 11 minutes when their captain Shane Stritch was shown a straight red card for a dreadful challenge on Galway skipper Conor McCormack.
Despite the double setback, Bluebell carved a real chanceminutes later, Leon Hayes getting in down the left to bring a save from Matt Connor with a low drive from a tight angle.
But Bluebell were stretched on 26 minutes when Hemmings cut in from the right to let fly with a powerful left foot drive that found the sidenetting.
It was all but game over just past the half hour when dominant Galway scored twice inside a minute, both from Walsh.
With appeals for offside not entertained, Walsh stole in to head home Oisin O’Reilly's sublime diagonal ball from the left on 32 minutes.
Scarcely a minute later, Walsh was in again, this time from Hemmings’ pass, to cleverly turn Karl Russell before shooting past Michael Quinn.
Rob Manley stretched Galway’s lead six minutes into the second half when shooting to the corner of the net after Bastien Hery, on his debut, skilfully set him up after beating two defenders.
David Tarmey tapped home the fifth goal on 79 minutes from O’Reilly’s cross.
Fellow substitute Lomboto added the gloss with goals in the 88th and 91st minutes.
The first when racing clear onto Hurley’s pass from halfway, the second when converting another fine delivery from O’Reilly.
Bonagee United 6-0 Pike Rovers
A Tony McNamee hat-trick inside 10 minutes either side of half-time saw Letterkenny side Bonagee United cruise past Limerick Juniors Pike Rovers 6-0 at Dry Arch Park.
Conor Black gave the Ulster Senior League side a 15th minute lead before Pike had Steven McGann sent off just past the half hour.
Ex-Finn Harps and Derry midfielder McNamee ended the game as a contest when scoring twice before the interval.
He completed his hat-trick two minutes into the second half with captain Jamie Lynagh and Black adding further goals in the 65th and 83rd minutes.
Salthill Devon 2-2 Malahide United AET - Malahide win 6-5 on penalties
At Drom, Galway and District League side Salthill Devon took Malahide United of the Leinster Senior League to a shootout with the Dubliners eventually winning 6-5 on penalties after a 2-2 draw, Ciaran McGahon having forced extra-time for Malahide with a 95th minute equaliser.