The home side in Ballyhahill had opened the scoring with an Aidan Ryan free but then Glenbeigh-Glencar took over and were 1-7 to 0-1 ahead after a quarter hour with Danny O’Sullivan scoring their seventh-minute goal.
By half time it was 1-8 to 0-3.
On the restart, Tommy Griffin had two Gerald Griffins points while Micheal Thornton kicked their only score from play on the day to narrow the gap to five points (1-8 to 0-6).
Two yellow cards for Colm McSweeney saw Gerald Griffins down to 14 for the final 20 minutes and Glenbeigh-Glencar eased to the winning line with Gavin O’Grady and Daniel Griffin both kicking three points from play.
A Ryan (0-2, 1 free), T Griffin (0-2, 1free, 1 ‘45), P Brouder (0-1 free), M Thornton (0-1).
G O’Grady (0-8, 4frees 1 ‘45), D Griffin (0-3), D O’Sullivan (1-0), T Cahill (0-1), B Murphy (0-1).
S Lynch; B Long, C McSweeney, C Cummane; B Stack, P O’Connell, J Liston; C McSweeney, T Griffin; A Ryan, P Brouder, S O’Connor; M Thornton, B Scanlon, B Herbert.
G Stack for Herbert (24), Diarmuid Noonan for B Stack (34), J Long for Ryan (45), Dara Noonan for J Long (51, b-c), A Lynch for C McSweeney (55), M McSweeney for Scanlon (58).
R O’Connor; S Roche, J Hoare, C Doyle; J Brosnan, P Kilkenny, S O’Sullivan; C McGillycuddy, F Griffin; Danny O’Sullivan, Darren O’Sullivan, T Cahill; K Courtney, G O’Grady, D Griffin.
B Murphy for Danny O’Sullivan (42), C Teahan for Cahill (50), P Griffin for F Griffin (52), V Hoare for S O’Sullivan (53), S Riordan for Brosnan (53), L Seidler for Darren O’Sullivan (56).
D Murnane (Cork).