"WHILE I LIVE, I'LL CROW" is the motto written around the Fighting Cocks crest and their captain and man of the match Matty Dowling certainly made that the case with his acceptance speech after the game.
On the field the Cocks were simply not to be denied as they fought for every scrap and loose ball that came about while for Eire Og this final was a step too far with a very young team.
The Cocks set out their stall early when Gary Nolan finished off a move started by Liam Sheppard and then Matty Dowling kicked three superb frees to give the Cocks a 4-0 lead after nine minutes.
Mark Corcoran and James Ryan responded for Eire Og to kick them into life but the Cocks were like tyrants for possession and refused any let up. Trevor Watchorn may have only recently started to kick for the Cocks but he did just that with his left foot from close range to goal and they lead 5-2.
Cian Clancy ran through on goal and elected to fist over the bar with three minutes to go and the eventual losers trailed by two at the break.
Eire Og had a big chat with themselves at the break and an off balance Mark Corcoran reduced the gap to one in the first minute but Eire Og wouldn't score again until the 52nd as the Cocks went about securing their first ever Intermediate title.
Their first step towards doing that came early in the second half when a high shot came off the post and corner forward Ruairi Nevin reacted fastest and buried to the net past Jamie Kavanagh who had a fine game in the goal for Eire Og.
The game then turned into the "Matty Show"as Matty Dowling gave an exhibition in point taking, notching five in a row for the Cocks, and while they were all frees the varying distances and angles made it an impressive haul for the captain.
Andrew Byrne finally got a score for Eire Og and a fine point it was but the damage was already done and even though the Cocks wouldn't score for the final 11 minutes they had done enough to get over the line.
The Cocks ran in the subs and in the 61st and 62nd minute Eire Og managed to grab 1-1 from play with the goal coming first after a high ball from James Ryan was punched home by Mark Corcoran and finally Mark Fitzgerald left the winning margin at four points.
For the final few minutes the Cocks subs and supporters were breaking the boundaries ready to invade the pitch and while the result was in no doubt for a long time it didn't stop scenes of pure joy when the whistle at last sounded, it meant so much to so many as the Fighting Cocks return to Senior ranks. Reaction Having spent the summer in San Diego, Haroldstown man James Connolly collected his Intermediate medal with a huge smile on his face.
"Ah it's great like, I wondered would we ever get one and now we have and we're going up Senior, that's where every team wants to be and we have some serious footballers that are Senior standard so we feel we should be there, but this is just brilliant like... oh I'd prefer Dr. Cullen to San Diego alright, you can't beat this feeling," said Connolly.
His thoughts then turned to celebrations which are no doubt still ongoing in Leinster Hills and the Fighting Cocks itself.
"Oh tonight will be good now, and hopefully the week too, but we have Leinster to think about so it won't be all celebrations, but the bit we do will be fair good," insisted the Cocks man.