With just one county final left to be played in 2018 - the Galway SHC decider between Liam Mellows and St Thomas' which is scheduled for next weekend - the provincial club championships are in full swing.
There will be no restriction on the number of players allowed between the 45-metre lines in Gaelic football when a kick-out is being taken under the new rule which is set to be trialled in next year's Allianz Football League.
After months of planning the celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Pairc Achadh Easa, the pitch was mowed, the flags were up, the marquee was all set and ready, finally the big day arrived and what a glorious day it was
"It was a big motivating factor. This week we didn't speak about tactics or game plans or anything, we just spoke about bringing a bit of joy to that family and going out and expressing ourselves. We were all very conscious of it."