The losers, who secured senior status last year, were backboned by some up and coming talent from their minor and U21 ranks.
Indeed, they started brightly and a fine Tony Murphy effort in the eighth minute had them 0-3 to 0-1 clear.
But Kanturk then began to find their feet and quickly reeled in their opponents, with a run of points before Karl Holland’s goal put them ahead for the first time (1-4 to 0-5) after 23 minutes.
By half-time, the Duhallow side had extended their lead (1-6 to 0-5) and Carrigaline looked in trouble as they turn to face the wind.
Kanturk gained supremacy in the half backs and at midfield, which meant a quality supply line to their attack, who were hungry for scores. Karl Holland, Paul Walsh, and Ian Walsh were all on the scoresheet as the Duhallow men raced 1-11 to 0-5 ahead.
Carrigaline were thrown a lifeline with a Daniel O’Reilly goal but crucially they couldn’t build on that effort, as Lorcan O’Neill and John McLoughlan quickly landed the next points for Kanturk, who now led 1-13 to 1-5.
Carrig did score a late penalty through Tony Murphy but it was not enough to prevent a win for Kanturk.
K Holland 1-4, I Walsh 0-4 (0-3f) P Walsh 0-2, M Healy 0-2 A Walsh 0-1, J McLoughlan 0-1, L O’Neill 0-1.
T Murphy 1-1 (1-0 pen) D O’Reilly 1-1, J De Puis 0-1f. B Pope 0-1, K Dwane 0-1f. E O’Malley 0-1.
J Fullerton, L O’Neill, D Browne, D O’Connor, J McLoughlan, A Sheehy, J Browne, J Fitzpatrick, A Walsh, P Walsh, K Holland, J Carver, D O’Sullivan, M Healy, I Walsh.
L O’Keeffe for Aidan Walsh (inj) C Burke for D O’Sullivan, C Clernon for K Holland, D Kenneally for P Walsh, D Duane for J Carver E O’Connor for L O’Neill (inj).
J O’Reilly, S Collins, K Kavanagh, C Murphy, W O’Brien, K McSweeney, S Dwane, K Dwane, D Moran, B Pope, S O’Brien, M Walsh, D O’Reilly, T Murphy, J De Puis.
M Quinn for J De Puis, E O’Malley for M Walsh.
Ted Hayes (Éire Óg)