Kerry grabbed their 37th All-Ireland title with a 2-9 to 0-12 win over Donegal. Relive all the action from an absorbing game below.
Today is the autumn equinox, the day of equal day and equal night. For today's winners in Croke Park the day won't be half long enough, for the losers it will be too long, they will want to slip away into the dark.
A former Donegal footballer recalls a time when analysis of the opposition amounted to little more than a few perfunctory reminders on the morning of the game. "They might tell you this guy has a right foot and that guy has a left foot," he says, "and that was the height of it." They go to greater heights now, even climbing trees, to see what the other team is plotting.
Donegal's minor team stand on the shore of history this morning. Stretching out beyond the horizon, like the dawn glow spreading across the night sky, is the prospect of becoming the first Donegal minor team to win an All-Ireland final.
GAA referees in Donegal will withdraw their service from senior and intermediate championship games in the county after they were only offered one ticket each for today's All-Ireland final with Kerry.