KILKENNY 1-21 DUBLIN 0-11
Kilkenny added the Leinster intermediate hurling title to the senior and minor they captured last weekend when outclassing Dublin’s inter side at Nowlan Park on Wednesday night.
A Bill Beckett goaled in the third minute put the hosts on the road to a clearcut victory while the accuracy of Eoin Guinan ensured that the Dubs were always playing catch-up.
Inside the last ten minutes of the opening half the Cats led 1-10 to 0-2 but Dublin closed the gap with three points before the interval.
Dublin keeper Alan Nolan had a second half penalty saved but there was only going to be one winner.
SCORERS – Kilkenny: E Guinan 0-8 (0-3f), B Beckett 1-3, P Hogan (0-1f, 0-1 ‘65’), P Cleere, M Grace 0-2, N Walsh, N Doherty, P Hartley, A Healy 0-1 each. Dublin: C Brennan 0-4 (0-2f), J Kelly, K O’Loughlin (0-1f) 0-2 each, G Bennet, K Warren, P Garbutt 0-1 each.