It would be easy to get carried away with this result - a 14-point hammering of a county that reached the All-Ireland Semi-Final last year by this year's Kerry U21 team.
Is it shades of Micko's bachelors returning?
It's very difficult to assess the true merits of this performance. Up and down the country at this time of year there are strange results. For example Tipp's conquerors Mayo lost to NUI Galway.
The first half was a very tight and exciting affair, even if it never really hit the heights of quality.
Cork always seemed to have a slight upper hand, but Kerry's great battling meant that they could never pull clear.
In fact, Kerry almost drew first blood but John Egan's good effort hit the woodwork before Shane Nolan opened the scoring from a free - Nolan was always Kerry's most potent weapon in the half.
Killarney made a fruitful skip along the road to Beaufort on Sunday to claim the place in the Martin O'Sullivan Cup Final where Fethard & District await. The visiting side snatched a try in the closing minutes to deflect the need for extra time and leave Killorglin wondering where it all went wrong.
In truth, not a lot went right for the home side but the problem of conceding torrents of penalties remains and was the single main reason why the team struggled to score in the second half.