The hosts bossed this tie from the outset with Darran O’Sullivan looking sharp, in his return to attack after playing at wing-back last week.
LIT, thanks to two early points from their Limerick senior Ger Collins, trailed 0-4 to 0-2 after 15 minutes, with Alan O’Sullivan, Gary Sayers and David Geaney (2 frees) on the mark for Kerry.
However, with Tomas Ó Sé, Padraig Reidy and Jonathon Lyne solid in defence, the Kingdom began to pull clear.
A succession of points, including a superb effort from Lyne, saw Kerry race 0-8 to 0-2 clear by the 30th minute, and it was game over in the 32nd minute when David Geaney’s 45 was punched to the net by his cousin Paul.
Kerry led 1-10 to 0-3 and early points from Alan O’Sullivan and Darran O’Sullivan extended Kerry’s lead before a David Geaney goal heaped further misery on the students (2-14 to 0-3).
Scorers for Kerry: D Geaney 1-6 (0-4 frees), P Geaney 1-3, D O’Sullivan 0-2 (0-1 free), J Lyne and A O’Sullivan 0-2 each, G Sayers, and B O’Grady 0-1 each.
Scorers for LIT: G Collins 0-3 (0-1free), E O’Connor 0-1 free, G O’Gorman 0-1.
KERRY: T Mac An tSaoir; K O’Dwyer, P Reidy, S Enright; J Lyne, T Ó Sé, E Hickson; S Scanlon, A O’Sullivan; G Sayers, Darran O’Sullivan, B O’Grady; D Geaney, K Donaghy, P Geaney.
Subs: N O’Mahony for G Sayers (ht), D Moran for S Scanlon (47), C O’Mahony for T Ó Sé (47), D O’Sullivan for S Enright (47), M O’Donoghue for K Donaghy (52).
LIMERICK INSTITUTE TECHNOLOGY: P Dwyer; S Bolton, N Brady, P Dalton; N Gaughan, E Leamy, P Sheehan; E Cummins, C Talty; D McNamara, D Clohessy, E O’Connor; D Heffernan, G Collins, G O’Gorman.
Subs: T McCarthy for D Clohessy (43), S Lenihan for E Leamy (45), S Hayes for D Heffernan (50), D Murtagh for P Dalton (inj 55).
Referee: B Tyrell (Tipperary).