Had Dublin netted earlier in the second half, the result could have been much different but a quickfire 1-1 blast at the beginning of the second half opened up an unassailable 2-7 to 0-0 lead for the winners.
Kilkenny played with the wind in the opening half and after settling quickly into their attacking rhythm, Michelle Farrell was on target with a crucial 25th minute goal as Dublin struggled to cope.
Top scorer Aisling Dunphy, who scored 1-2, bagged Kilkenny’s second goal after half-time but Dublin improved considerably thereafter and Laura Burns helped herself to four points.
Miriam Twomey and Ciara Donovan found the net late on for the Metropolitans, who still retain an interest in the All-Ireland series.
Meanwhile, the Clare v Cork Munster minor final, which was scheduled to take place in Clarecastle, was postponed yesterday due to an illness in the Clare camp.
An announcement on a refixture will be made in the coming days.
In other news, Camogie Association President Liz Howard was officially presented with the æTipperary Person of the Year’ award over the weekend.
The award, sponsored by Tipperary Natural Mineral Water, was presented at the Tipperary Association’s annual dinner in Dublin last Friday night.
Howard has begun her final year as Camogie President as Cork native Joan O’Flynn prepares to take over the prestigious role in 2009.