The feel-good factor returned to Dublin football this afternoon as they put the bad feelings of last weekend's shock defeat to Westmeath behind them to trounce hapless London 3-24 to 0-06 at Parnell Park.
Alan Brogan led the way with 2-04, with a goal in either half, Senan Connell scored a healthy 0-07, including six frees, and St Vincent's youngster Tomas Quinn might have played his way into Tommy Lyons' starting XV for their second round encounter after he notched 1-4.
London were served best by former Wexford forward Scott Doran and ex-Meath inter county hurler Fergus McMahon (0-03, 1f, 1 '45).
The Dubs ran up a quick five-point lead with Collie Moran twice on target inside the first ten minutes. Declan O'Mahony (free) and Connell (20-metre free) kept the tallymen busy. Connell (2 frees) and Quinn (0-02, 1 '45) kicked over before a Dublin counter-attack in the 21st minute ended with a Brogan goal to make it 1-9 to no score.
Brogan claimed a point thereafter before Michael Lillis saved a Jason Sherlock goal attempt. Dublin continued to press and a tug on Ciaran Whelan saw Quinn right foot the resulting penalty home in the 29th minute.
Quinn and Connell added further points before Round Towers' Brendan Egan landed a 30-metre point for London as Dublin went in 2-12 to 0-1 in front at the interval.
A slow-burning second half saw McMahon (25-metre free) and Quinn trade points inside the first six minutes. Doran was also on target before Lyons introduced Ray Cosgrove and Dublin began to motor again - Sherlock, Connell, Brogan (two more points each) and Cosgrove himself all on target.
At 2-22 to 0-03 and 64 minutes, the Metropolitans grabbed a third goal as Sherlock played in partner-in-crime Brogan to find the London net again. Cosgrove and Darren Magee completed their scoring, with McMahon hitting a late two and Seamus Byrne getting the final point of the game for the Exiles.