Derry advanced to their third successive Ulster MFC final when disposing of Antrim's challenge with the minimum of fuss in today's curtain-raiser at Clones.
It finished 3-17 to 0-9 in Derry's favour and they now look forward to a final meeting with the winners of next Saturday's penultimate stage clash between Down and Cavan.
The Oak Leafers hit the ground running, scoring from their very first attack, and had 1-5 on the board before the Saffrons troubled the scoreboard operator.
A converted Conor McCluskey penalty helped to lay the foundations for their 1-10 to 0-3 interval lead.
The second-half followed a similar pattern and the winners finished with a flourish thanks to two late goals from Oisin McWilliams.
Derry - O Hartin; O McGill, C McCluskey (1-0pen), S McKeever; S McErlain, D Rafferty, C McShane; P McGrogan, O McWilliams (2-2); P Quigg (0-2, 1f), R Mullan (0-1), D Cassidy (0-1); B McCarron (0-4), L McWilliams (0-2, 1f), M McGrogan (0-1). Subs: T McHugh (0-1) for M McGrogan, F Mortimer (0-3) for P Quigg, C Brown for D Cassidy, C Murphy for R Mullan, M Bradley for S McErlain, T Walsh for O McWilliams.
Antrim - M Byrne; E Nagle, J Toner, A Mulholland; E Kelly, E McCabe, J McCaffrey; E Gibson, J Maybin; D McErlaine (0-3f), T McAteer, J Gribbin; L Quinn (0-1f), D McEnhill, R Kelly (0-3, 1f). Subs: P Henvey for D McEnhill, J Lenehan for J Toner, R Brolly (0-1) for J Maybin, S Duffin for E Gibson, M Doherty (0-1) for E Nagle, K McCann for J Gribbin.
Referee - A Marron.