Defeated in their opening two games in the round robin series Chriost Ri never allowed their hapless opponents a look in.
It was all one-way traffic in the first half when Chriost Ri, spurred on by a fine 10th minute goal from right corner-forward Shane Nott, really turned on the style.
Some splendid points from Nott, who scored two, and full forward Paudie O’Shea, three, powered Chriost Ri into a 1-7 half time lead with Limerick still striving to break their duck.
Chriost Ri increased their lead to 1-9 after the resumption before Limerick finally got a point from a free from Gordon Leonard in the 42nd minute. Limerick pounced seconds later when substitute Andy O’Dea got a goal.
But Chriost quickly repulsed Limerick’s brief rally.
Scorers for Coláiste Chríost Rí: S Nott 1-4; E Heffernan 1-0; D Coughlan 0-4; P O’Shea 0-3; T Morgan 0-2; C O’Brien 0-1.
Limerick CBS: A O’Dea 1-0; G O’Connor and G Leonard (free) 0-1 each.
COLÁISTE CHRÍOST RÍ:D O’Ceallachain; S Crowley, D O’Sullivan, R Murphy; P Greaney, B Cashman, P Harte; C O’Brien, F Tobin; D Roche, T Morgan, D Coughlan;
S Nott, P O’Shea, P Murphy. Subs: E Heffernan for Murphy; C Murphy for O’Shea;
C Crowley for Roche, A Kennedy for Morgan.
LIMERICK CBS: G Flynn; P Ryan, M Spellary, D Hickey; G O’Connor, M O’Connell,
W O’Shaughnessy, D Rainsford, F Burns;
G Leonard, J Corbett, F Traynor; M O’Dea, D Burke, D Grimes. Sub: A O’Dea for Burke.