Over five thousand people watched as 14 men Kilkenny brushed past Dublin at UPMC Nowlan Park where it finished up 3-21 to 18 points.
Richie Leahy was sent off for the Cats in the first-half.
Speaking after the game Brian Cody talked about the tough competitions for places….
He said “The panel is there and it’s up to everybody to fight for their place”.
“We wont be picking the team based on anyone’s form from last year or anything like that, and fellas get an opportunity to see what they’re capable of doing, you grab it and then somebody else has to come back try and grab it off them.