UCD blitzed the home side between the 16th and 20th minutes with a string of five points, which gave them a 0-12 to 0-6 half-time lead, and they maintained control in the second half.
UCD scorers: C McCarthy (0-8, 3 frees), C Basquel (0-3), L Casey (0-3), S Meade (0-2), B Byrne (0-2), D Kilgallon (0-1), J Feehan (0-1), S Coen (0-1), C O’Riordan (0-1).
DCU scorers: S Carthy (0-4 frees), A Byrne (1-0), C Mulligan (0-2), D Neary (0-1), D Breathnach (0-1 free), L Henry (0-1)
UCD: C Honan (Meath), E Merchant (Dublin), S Mulooly (Roscommon), S Conlon (Mayo), E Lafferty (Louth), S Coen (capt., Mayo), B Harnan (Meath), L Casey (Tipperary), C O’Riordan (Tipperary), J Malone (Dublin), B Byrne (Kildare), D Kilgallon (Sligo), C McCarthy (Monaghan), C Basquel (Dublin), S Meade (Meath).
Subs: D Byrne (Offaly) for Jake Malone; T Hayes (Cavan) for Meade; L Hughes (Longford) for Kilgallon; B Kelly (Cavan) for E Lafferty; D Ó Bróin (Sligo) for Basquel; J Feehan (Tipperary) for Brian Harnan.
DCU: S Daffin (Donegal); D Neary (Roscommon), D Reynolds (Longford), E Bateman (Kildare); L Henry (Sligo), B O’Shaughnessy (Galway), K Breslin (Donegal); K Traynor (Meath), S Carthy (Dublin); C Mulligan (Donegal), A Byrne (Dublin), A Fitzgerald (Dublin); C Bradley (Cavan), P Dunican (Offaly), D Breathnach (Carlow).
Referee: G McCormack (Dublin).