GAIL DUNNE was delighted for his players that they had realised their dream of bringing the Miley Cup back to the county town once again.
"We have been waiting six years for this day to arrive and that's too long to be without a senior football title," he said.
"These players put in a huge effort this year, participating in 90 training sessions and playing 20 games and I am delighted for them that they have been rewarded with success".
"It was a great match to win. They reckon it was one of the best finals ever seen in the county.
"Both teams played really well. There was nothing between us and Baltinglass right up to the death and Donie Fitzgerald coming on to win it."
"We are now looking forward to the Leinster Club championship and having a good run there".
He had no opinion on the controversial free given against goalie John Flynn.
"John Keenan gave it as he saw it and I am waiting to see a video of the game. Over the years decisions have gone against us in matches and we just got on with it," Gail countered. "I thought the switching of roles between Ciaran Doyle and Paudge McWalter had a big bearing on the result. Ciaran performed well on the wing while McWalter played a stormer at centre-back".
Gail Dunne was a lethal forward in his own playing days.
He was thrilled to see Matty Byrne, top scorer for St. Patrick's, get the man of the match award to add to the award he received last year for the junior championship.
"Football was the winner at Aughrim on Sunday. Baltinglass and ourselves played football as it should be played.
"I am delighted to have taken St. Patrick's to three county finals as their manager and won all three of them".