It was a tighter than expected final in O'Moore Park however.
In O'Moore Park reigning champions Portlaoise survived a big scare from maiden finalists Killeshin.
Killeshin led by a point with 15 minutes to go but the Town rattled off six of the next seven scores to run out winners on a scoreline of 0-14 to 2-7.
Man of the match was Portlaoise's Kieran Lillis - who struck three points from midfield.
He says avoiding the Dublin champions in the Leinster Championship is a big motivator: