Holders and hot favourites St Brendan's, Killarney were shocked by Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne in Milltown -- and it was no fluke result.
The writing was on the wall at half-time for the champions as they led by only three points despite having played with a strong wind.
PS Chorca Dhuibhne took over in the second period, with Ryan O Beaglaoich and Shane Griffin on top at midfield, this despite St Brendan's introducing injured star Shaun Keane. But it was centre-forward Dara O Se who was the main man for the victors, kicking three points from play.
Scorers -- PS Chorca Dhuibhne: T O Caomhanaigh 1-3 (0-1f), S O Diomsaigh 1-1 (1-0 pen, 1f), D O Se 0-3, E O'Conchuir (1f), D de Brun 0-1 each. St Brendan's: B O'Shea (2f), G O'Leary (2f) 0-2 each, K Murphy, C Horan, T Moriarty, S Keane 0-1 each.
PS Chorca Dhuibhne -- G O Currain; P O Dubhain, C O Luing, P O Conchuir; P O Se, C O Gealbhain, A Raoill; R O Beaglaoich, S O Griffin; D de Brun, D O Se, E O Conchuir; D MacCarthaigh, T O Caomhanaigh, J O Suilleabhain. Subs: S O Diomsaigh for D Mac Carthaigh, M O Caomhanaigh for E O'Conchuir, T O Se for D de Brun.
St Brendan's -- D Cronin; M Egan, D O'Leary, A Slattery; J Devane, C Tobin, C Fitzgerald; K Murphy, G O'Leary; N Duggan, P Nagle, C Horan; T Moriarty, B O'Shea, C Keane. Subs: S Keane for C Horan, K McCarthy for T Moriarty.
Ref -- E Walsh (Rathmore).