THEY came, they dominated and they most definitely conquered.
For the 27th time in their long and prosperous history the Eire Og Senior footballers lifted the Conlon Cup after defeating a Palatine team that never really got going in this county final on Sunday.
It was a super day for Eire Og as their Minor footballers defeated St Andrew's to take the title in that grade while their Intermediate footballers came up against a driven and passionate Fighting Cocks who were not to be beaten.
For the Seniors the move of Derek Hayden to centre half back seems to be the stroke of magic as the mercurial talent is getting an opportunity to run at teams with all his power and flair and it is reaping serious rewards.
But up ahead is the possibility of greater success. A Leinster club championship opener against Wicklow champions St Patrick's of Wicklow Town in Aughrim is less than two weeks away.