Tralee CBS dominated from the outset and were on top all over the pitch, with defenders Laurence Bastible, Martin Tierney and Robert O’Shea curbing a very poor Chorca Dhuibhne attack while at midfield John C O’Connor and Sean Walsh (younger brother of Tommy) controlled matters.
But was the Tralee attack that inflicted the damage on the scoreboard with Jamie Moriarty, Niall Sheehy and Danny Carroll really catching the eye.
Tralee played with the wind in the opening half and raced 0-5 to 0-1 clear by the end of the opening quarter. Wing back Jake Moran opened their account with a superb point, and corner forward Jamie Moriarty added four more (three from frees), with PS Chorca Dhuibhne solitary replay being a 12th minute Seamus O’ Diomsaigh free.
Chorca Dhuibhne did enjoy their best spell from the 15th to the 25th minute thanks to the hard grafting of Pádraig O’Sé and Ryan O’ Beaglaoi but they kicked three wides as Danny Carroll increased Tralee’s lead with a fine score.
The West Kerry lads were then afforded a life line in the 25th minute when an O’ Diomsaigh free was punched clear by the Tralee keeper only for Adrian O’ Raoill to react with a neat finish to the net.
Jamie Moriarty converted another free as Tralee led 0-7 to 1-1 at the interval.
Tralee CBS put the contest out of reach with an explosive start to the second half as they ran Chorca Dhuibhne ragged. Danny Carroll, Shane O’Callaghan, Jamie Moriarty and Niall Sheehy all pointed to move them seven clear.
Micí O’ Flannura kicked his side’s first point from play in the 40th minute but Shane O’Callaghan scored two more for the Tralee students who coasted to victory despite a last minute goal from Padraig O’ Dubhain.
Tralee CBS can now top this group by beating St Colman’s.
Scorers for Tralee CBS: J Moriarty 0-7 (0-4 frees), S O’Callaghan 0-3, D O’Carroll 0-2, J Moran and N Sheehy 0-1 each.
Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne: A O’ Raoill and P O’ Dubhnain 1-0 each, T O’ Ciobhain and S O’ Diomsaigh (0-1f each), M O’ Flannura and E O’ Conchúir 0-1 each.
Tralee CBS: A O’Donnell, M Tierney, L Bastible, A Crean, J Moran, R O’Shea, C Deane, J C O’Connor, S Walsh, N Sheehy, S Moloney, I McCarthy, S Lyons, S O’Callaghan, J Moriarty
Subs: D O’Carroll for S Lyons, R Quill for S O’Callaghan (inj), A Kastrati for J Moran (inj).
Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne: C Mac Gearailt, N O hUallachain, C O’Luing, P O Conchuir, P O Dubhain, P O’Se, J O Suilleabhain, T O Ciobhain, R O Beaglaoi, A O Raoill, S O Diomsaigh, D O Se, M O Ciobhain, E O Conchuir
Subs: G O Currain for E O Conchuir, S O Grifin for M O Flannura, D de Brun for M O Ciobhain
Referee: Tom McCarthy (Castleisland Desmonds)