"It's not about the managers, it's about the players. You can talk about the Johnny Kellys and the Davy Fitzgeralds and all the people you like on the sideline. But, unless you have men of that quality and prepared to do that, you can do very little."
It was the ultimate way to win an All-Ireland Senior Club title, but Mourneabbey manager Shane Ronayne had huge sympathy for Kilkerrin/Clonberne as their brave performance went unrewarded thanks to Laura Fitzgerald's late heroics at the Gaelic Grounds.
Rena Buckley scored 0-7 as Donoughmore became the third straight Cork team to claim the All-Ireland Junior Football title with victory over MacHale Rovers in the final after extra-time at Duggan Park in Ballinasloe.
Mourneabbey secured back-to-back All-Ireland Senior Club titles as a Laura Fitzgerald point with less than 20 seconds remaining broke Kilkerrin/Clonberne hearts in a dramatic All-Ireland decider at the Gaelic Grounds.
A blistering comeback saw Naomh Ciaran create history by becoming the first ladies football club from Offaly to land an All-Ireland title as Kate Kenny led them to the All-Ireland Intermediate Club crown at Kingspan Breffni.
Ten years ago, Kilkerrin/Clonberne goalkeeper Lisa Murphy won her first All-Ireland medal. She was three years into her goalkeeping journey and she played a key role in Holy Rosary Mountbellew's Junior B Post Primary Schools All-Ireland victory.
AIG's 20x20 Ambassador and Manager to Dublin's three in a row All-Ireland Winning Ladies Team, Mick Bohan outlined his belief that women's sport is just as skilful as men's yet the audience gap in terms of those watching and attending female sporting events means they are not yet seen.
Two goals apiece from Louise Ward and Ailish Morrissey alongside nine points from Olivia Divilly helped Kilkerrin/Clonberne power past Foxrock-Cabinteely to reach the All-Ireland final at the fourth time of asking.
A whirlwind display in extra time from Naomh Ciarán was enough to secure the Offaly champions a place in their first ever All-Ireland Intermediate Championship Final, as they sprinted clear of Cork's Inch Rovers in Ferbane.
Early goals from Rena Buckley and Aileen Buckley proved crucial as Donoughmore managed to withstand the intentions of a brave Navan O'Mahonys in a thrilling All-Ireland Junior Club Football Championship Semi-Final.