Five-time All-Ireland Dublin winner Cian O'Sullivan has singled out the 2015 final victory over Kerry as the 'most satisfying thing in my football career'.
Appearing as a guest on The Left Wing with Luke Fitzgerald and Will Slattery, the Kilmacud Crokes player recalled how a hamstring injury sustained in that year's penultimate stage replay victory over Mayo had put his participation in serious doubt.
"It was a bad tear and I had been told to plan for the worst," O'Sullivan remarked
"I got a scan 24 hours after the game [semi-final replay] but there was a lot of inflammation. They re-scanned it four or five days later. The consultant came in with a clipboard and said it wasn't great but he had seen worse. I could see the number of the grade on the top of it and I was thinking 'Oh God' because I knew how bad it was.
"He said we would get it scanned in a few days time because it might be better once it clears up. We got it scanned and it was actually worse. The medical staff sat me down. I was absolutely devastated in the couple of days before but I said I would keep at it and see what happens. Somebody must have been looking down on me."
The Dublin star defied the odds to start and lasted until the 61st minute of the 0-12 to 0-9 victory over the Kingdom.
He concluded: "That was the most satisfying thing in my football career.
"Being able to sit back in the dressing room and say, 'I can't believe I did that'. That was pretty cool."