Kevin Walsh was glad to lay a few ghosts to rest yesterday.
Galway's victory over Kerry was their first in the championship since 1965, while it was also their first championship win in Croke Park since the 2001 All-Ireland final.
"It puts one or two stats out of the way, maybe," the Galway manager said.
"But, at the end of the day, it is a first win in however number of years so it was important for us to perform today and, you know, everything wasn't perfect. It wasn't perfect for Kerry either, there were a lot of wides on both sides.
"Something we'll have to improve on, but, at the same time, the application from the players was very, very good for this game in particular. Again, it's one game of three so we've a lot of work to do on it."
He added: "I talk about end-of-year accounts all the time, so we will put that in the bag for the end-of-year accounts. At this stage we have to move on to Tuesday night. It's Newbridge or nowhere next Sunday."