IF Dr Crokes go on to win this year's County Senior Football Championship and successfully negotiate the Munster and All-Ireland Club series' in the Spring, a historical circle will be seamlessly closed.
For, if the Clear Air Boys do manage to lift the Andy Merrigan Cup and regain their status as club kingpins of Ireland in 2013, it will mark 21 years since the greatest day in the Killarney club's long and fruitful existence.
On St Patrick's Day in 1992, Seanie O'Shea led his men to a breathtaking two-point win over Dublin side, Thomas Davis, who were backboned by county stars like Paul Curran and Dave Foran.
Dr Crokes had stars of their own and were not one bit intimidated by the reputation of the Dublin champions. In their ranks were Liam Hartnett, county star and All-Star winner Connie Murphy, current boss, Noel O'Leary, brothers Seanie and ex-Kerry All-Ireland-winning manager, Pat O'Shea, and club chairman, Vincent Casey.
For long periods, Dr Crokes were cruising and at one stage in the second half had an eight-point advantage. Thomas Davis whittled that lead down to a solitary point, however, Dr Crokes, inspired by magnificent performances from Connie Murphy and Noel O'Leary at midfield and ace attacker Pat O'Shea, who bagged 1-3, did enough to hold off the Dubliners' challenge, winning in the end by 1-10 to 012.
Even the dismissal of Danny Cooper, who contributed two valuable points before he was forced to leave the field, did not deter the Crokes from their quest.
An interesting footnote from that famous day 20 years ago is that Danny Cooper's brother Colm, also made his Croke Park debut by leading the team out as mascot. Two decades on and Colm, if Dr Crokes make it back to the All-Ireland Club Final, will once again the focus of attention as he has been since he made he began his illustrious career with Kerry a decade ago.
The team that lined out that day in 1992 was: Peter O'Leary; Brendan Keogh, Liam Hartnett, Sean Clarke, John Clifford, John Galvin, Colm O'Shea; Connie Murphy (0-2), Noel O'Leary (0-1); Connie Doherty, Danny Cooper (0-2), Seanie O'Shea; Pat O'Shea (1-3), Vince Casey and Ger O'Shea (0-2, 0-1 free, 0-1 45).