Kilbrittain started brightly with points from Conor Moloney and Jamie Wall inside the first two minutes. Gabrials pointed a minute later. A Declan Harrington shot on goal came back off the post before Gabrials were left through rather easily on goal to score the first major of the game in the seventh minute. Gabrials dominated the next eight or nine minutes but failed to add to their advantage. Ryan Crowley and Harrington leveled matters by the quarter hour mark with two fine points. Gabrials responded with two more points before a Jamie Wall point kept Kilbrittain in touch with eight minutes to the break. Gabrials were quick with their response with two more points before a long delivery by hard working Conor Moloney found Wall who offloaded to Denis Whelton who stuck the ball in the Gabrials net. Ivan Burke put Kilbrittain back in front with time almost up but there was enough time for Gabrials to equalise with a point as the last kick of the half. 1-06 a piece at halftime was a fair reflection of the half with no side dominating for long periods.
The second half proved to be a different game as Gabrials came out of the blocks all guns firing. A point after 30 seconds signalled their intent as two more in the third minute extended their lead. Jamie Wall pointed in the seventh minute which was to be Kilbrittains last score for almost twenty minutes. Kilbrittain failed to clear a poor delivery which led to Gabrials second goal in the tenth minute. Gabrials had two more points by the quarter hour and with Kilbrittain failing to take their limited chances, the writing looked to be on the wall as Gabrials dominated the remainder of the game, however failing themselves to score for another fifteen minutes. In a rare scoring oppurtunity, Ivan Burke pointed a free with six minutes of normal time left. Gabrials had their chances to extend their lead in those last six minutes and added their last point with a minute to go. Chris Hickey found the side netting with Kilbrittains last attack in injury time. Final score read Kilbrittain 1-08 Gabrial Rangers 2-12. Gabrials went on to defeat St James two days later on Sunday in the quarter final.
Kilbrittain lined out as follows,
Ethan O'Mahony, Sean Crowley, Ronan Sheehan, Padraig Sheehan, John Kearney, Nick O'Donovan, James Hurley, Chris Hickey, Conor Moloney 0-1, Jamie Wall 0-3, Ivan Burke 0-2,(0-1 free), Ross Moynihan, Declan Harrington 0-1, Denis Whelton 1-0, Ryan Crowley 0-1, Subs used, Kevin O'Neill.