Former Kilkenny hurling goalkeeper David Herity brought his Dublin team to Tom Ryall Park but it wasn’t a homecoming to remember as first-half goals from Kilkenny’s Davina Tobin and Katie Power and nine points from Michelle Quilty helped last year’s double champions ease to victory by 2-14 to 0-4.
Tobin goaled in the third minute after Aisling Dunphy had raised the opening white flag, and though Ali Maguire shot two points in reply, Dublin were heavily punished for defensive indiscipline by Quilty, who converted three frees and then followed up with another point from play.
Power found the net just before the break to make it 2-5 to 0-3.
It was one-way traffic after the resumption as Quilty racked up another five points, while Power, Dunphy, Kellyann Doyle and Jenny Reddy also contributed. Maguire registered Dublin’s only second-half score but it was an impressive response by Kilkenny after their loss to Wexford.
Kilkenny are away to Waterford in the fourth round of the Littlewoods Ireland Camogie Leagues Division 1 this coming sunday, with Cork hosting Wexford and Dublin welcoming Tipperary.
Reporting by Daragh Ó Conchúir