Sarah Dervan became the first Galwegian to lift the O'Duffy Cup twice after the Tribeswomen's dramatic All-Ireland senior camogie final triumph over Cork but that sort of history was never a motivating force for the colossal full-back.
On the day that the first Galway team to ever win the O'Duffy Cup was honoured, the Tribeswomen returned to the top of the tree for the fourth time, when just outstaying the same opposition that fell victim to the county's trailblazers in 1996.
The tandem of Róisín McCormick and Maeve Kelly have long been slated for superstardom through the schools and underage structures in Antrim and they delivered on the biggest stage at Croke Park to propel Antrim to victory in the All-Ireland Intermediate Camogie final.
Seven points from Chloe Cashe and a terribly unlucky own goal by Nicola Woods were among the features, but Wexford finished just the stronger to grind out victory in a thrilling All-Ireland Premier Junior Camogie final against resolute Armagh.
It was a historic day for Mayo camogie, as they marked their first season of adult camogie after a lengthy absence with a 3-8 to 1-12 victory over Tyrone to claim the Nancy Murray Cup at Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada.
Galway had to withstand a heroic effort by Tipperary but a fortuitous goal right on the hour by Orlaith McGrath finally gave them the breathing space to advance to the All-Ireland senior camogie final on September 12.
It is often said that you should be careful what you wish for and Ailish O'Reilly smiles when reminded that having bemoaned about the frustration of waiting for supply in the full-forward line, the greater involvement that came from being relocated to the '40 last year has come at the expense of the goals that were taken as a given when she lined out on the edge of the square.
Kilkenny and Galway will play in the ISPCC All-Ireland intermediate camogie championship final and they will be joined at Croke Park on September 12 by Armagh, who are an hour away from retaining their premier junior title. It was a special day too for Cavan, who won the Tesco minor C title, while Cork and Galway qualified for the A final.