Dublin senior camogie team were pushed all the way to the wire before registering a 1-16 to 0-12 triumph over Meath at Parnell's GAA in their All-Ireland Championship clash on Saturday evening.
A second minute Kerrie Finnegan goal as the only goal of the game helped Dublin to a 1-5 to 0-7 lead at the break.
Sinead Wylde and the returning Siobhán Kehoe gave the Dubs the upper hand but scores from Dolan and Kristina Troy brought Meath back to within a goal of their rivals. Dublin slotted the last four points however to remove any doubt.
"We knew it was going to be a difficult test. But we were happy with our display. The players worked hard and we defended well," said Dublin manager Frank Browne.
SCORERS - Dublin: Sinéad Wylde 0-8 (0-6f), Kerrie Finnegan 1-0, Siobhan Kehoe 0-2, Orla Beagan (0-1f), Ali Twomey, Alex Griffin, Emma O’Byrne, Aisling Carolan, Aisling Maher 0-1 each. Meath: Jane Dolan 0-8 (0-6f), Aine McNerney 0-2, Kristina Troy (0-1f), Aoife Minogue 0-1 each.
DUBLIN: 1. Ciara Tierney 2. Deirdre Johnstone 3. Eve O’Brien 4. Orla Gray 5. Emma O’Byrne 6. Gráinne Quinn 7. Róisín Baker 8. Laura Twomey 9. Aisling Carolan 10. Ali Twomey 11. Alex Griffin 12. Ellen McGovern 13. Sinéad Wylde 14. Kerrie Finnegan 15. Orla Beagan. Subs: 25. Siobhan Kehoe for 12. Ellen McGovern (42), 17. Aisling Maher for 11. Alex Griffin (47)