'THAT'S for Snags, so it is,' declared a delighted Aaron Kirwan shortly after the final whistle at the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday.
All around him you could see exactly what victory meant to the Oliver Plunketts.
'It's been a tough week for everybody in the club with Frank Taaffe passing but this is the best way to send him off,' he continued. 'The whole club turned out for him yesterday and this is for him too.'
Between them Kirwan and Luke Haggins accounted for all bar a point of their side's tally and Haggins insisted that it was the late, great Taaffe that inpsired them to success.
'No-one gave us a chance, but as you can see on my armband Frank Taaffe gave us the inspiration. There was talk of the game being called off, but Frank wouldn't have wanted that and we went out today and won it for him.'
With 2-2 to his name Haggins finished the day as top scorer and man-of-the-match.
'Just a normal day at the office!' he said cheekily, adding: 'It's actually my worst scoring return all year, but we're just delighted to win the match.
'We have been starting slowly, but luckily we always come through and produce the goods. We missed a lot of chances before half-time, but luckily the ball dropped to me at the end there.
'They got a lot of frees in the second half, but luckily for us they didn't take their chances. The nerves kicked in, but you can't drop the head because if you do you will lose and we stayed strong and came through it again.
'We're one team, they're three teams, and you could probably see the difference as they grew frustrated. We stick together, that's our gameplan.'
It certainly wasn't easy sticking together over the 10 weeks since their semi-final victory, but Plunkett's hung in there and Haggins is hoping the victory will lead to bigger and better things for him and his teammates.
'Because it took so long we just stuck with training every weekend, two nights a week, if you don't train you don't win. There's a couple of us on the senior panel, so hopefully we can push on and win the Junior Championship and hopefully this gives everyone around the club a lift for next year.'
Kirwan was equally proud of the his colleagues' efforts to remain focused during an appeal procees that didn't directly affect the Plunkett's, and hinted that it may have made them even stronger.
'We put the work in and even with two months off there we still drove on. We were up at the pitch every Friday and Monday and some lads were up there other nights too. It was tough because we didn't know what was going on, but we put the work in. We all wanted a big day out, but this is better than any big day out.
'The first five minutes we were very slow at getting off the mark, but we recovered and pushed it though to the end. They had their purple patch, but we defended well and took three or four balls off the line with Tadhg [O'Brien] and Conor Pap.
'We were the biggest underdogs going, but we proved everybody wrong. Three teams put together and we did it ourselves, all the way up from under-8 together.'