"Look, there's always relief when you achieve something that you know you're going to have to work very hard for and at the same time that's the same for every game, so it's nothing that's massively different, we just have to learn ourselves."
When the favourites in an eleven-horse race are quoted at 1/20, well, what more is there to say? Dublin, gunning for a four-in-a-row of All-Irelands, an eighth Leinster SFC in succession and a 13th in 14 years, showed few signs of slowing down during the spring.
"We're relieved. It was a very difficult game. Thankfully the lads worked very hard and showed the character in them to grind out a result in a very difficult game. I would hope it will galvanise us. We've had very difficult challenges with Roscommon so hopefully this will help us prepare."