Never mind a first county title for nine years, victory on Sunday would be a far more fitting way to mark 100 years of combined loyal service to Kingdom Kerry Gaels of club stalwarts Tom Roche and Christy Kissane.
Listowel native Roche, pictured on the right, and Killorglin man Kissane, far right, had trials with Kerry minors together as 16-year-olds before departing for London and renewing their acquaintance at Kingdom Kerry Gaels GAA club.
Over the next 50 years, Roche would play a prominent role in the club as player and then manager, while Kissane, who suffered a serious knee injury when he was 19, would serve the just as diligently as secretary and now chairman.
"We had great success, great times and made an awful lot of friends. You'd always meet old friends at matches," said Roche.
Joining the club in 1964, Roche played in his first county final two years later, losing to Parnells, and the same year was part of London's All Ireland winning junior team against Cork. He would go on to feature in four of the club's six senior titles in a row between 1973-78, before turning his hand to management and leading the club from 1982 to 2007.
"I've seen no team as good as it," says Roche of the club's all conquering 1970s team. "The one thing
that Kingdom team had was continuity - the backbone of that team was there for eight or nine years. Jerry O'Mahoney and Billy O'Connell are still the two best players that I've ever seen here in London."
As player manager in his first year  he guided the club to a county final, and then to three in a row between 1985-87. He was also at the helm on its last foray into the All Ireland Club Championship in 2004, when they gave Oisin McConville's Crossmaglen at run for their money at Ruislip.
"With eight or nine minutes to go I thought we had them. We had a chance to go ahead and we hit the post and Oisin McConville got two marvellous points - two special points," said Roche.
Now a selector, Roche will be a familiar sight on the Kingdom sideline on Sunday, along with Kissane.
"It's the year of the underdog; London got to the Connacht final and no one gave us hell's chance of winning anything in May," said Roche.
"The day we played Parnells and were six points down with 13 minutes remaining. We got in a huddle and said 'if we can pull this around we can go on and win the championship' and that's what happened."
Victory on Sunday would be a fitting way to mark their pairs 100 years of loyal service to the club.