They might not have named a starting XV that bore much resemblance to the Dublin side that contested this year's All-Ireland football final, yet, there is strength in depth within the capital - as this Oisin Lynch pass certainly demonstrated.
Building up a big first-half lead against the Underdogs, it had been suspected that such an eventuality was always going to happen.
Try as they might, some of these lesser-spotted Dubs found space within the Underdogs defence to exploit as they wished.
Leading 2-8 to 0-2 at the half-way mark in Parnell Park, it was the second-goal Dublin got that really demonstrated some of the quality on show.
Moving away from goal to pick up a pass, full-forward Oisin Lynch laid off the ball to his teammate Steven Smith quicker than any of the resilient Underdogs could possibly spot.
A wonderfully innovative move, the Lynch pass allowed two Dublin players in on goal with nobody but the 'keeper to beat. Passing across to Cormac Diamond (who started the move), the second goal of the night was beautifully worked.
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