Limerick IT advanced to a Waterford Crystal Cup semi-final against either Limerick or Tipperary following a comfortable 1-25 to 3-7 win over Kerry at Abbeydorney last night.
The students were in superb form throughout and never trailed in a game which saw nine players on target for the eventual winners.
LIT raced to a 0-5 to 0-0 lead after 10 minutes, and moved eight points to one clear, before Kerry staged a comeback before the interval.
Goals late in the half from former Kilkenny player Willie O'Dwyer and St. Brendan's clubman Darren Dineen (1-1) cut the gap to five points at the break on a 0-13 to 2-2 score-line.
A brace of Shane Nolan point (0-4) reduced the margin to a goal early after the restart, however LIT were always in control.
Kerry were unlucky not to have further goals on the restart from O'Dwyer and Nolan, but substitute Padraig Boyle did manage to find the net for the Kingdom in the closing 35 minutes.
Clare's Gary Guilfoyle top-scored with 10 points for the students, with Limerick's Paudie O'Brien registering six points from play, while Mike Daffy contributed LIT's only goal late in this game.