Dublin continued their dominance on the world of Gaelic Football with a commanding 11-point win over Cork in the National Football League Division 1 final at GAA headquarters.
Winning the league title for the third consecutive year is the perfect springboard for Jim Gavin's side and with that in mind, Independent.ie look at five things we learned from today's encounter.
Dublin seek ultimate redemption
Last year's shock defeat to Donegal in the All-Ireland semi-final has stung the Dubs and after an indifferent league campaign they still prevailed to claim top honours once again.
One senses the Dubs have a different mindset this year and will aim to play their best football in August and September rather than early in the season, as they did in 2014.
Yesterday was the first real evidence of them coming back on the boil this season and even though Cork severely misfired, Gavin's side were tearing through them at will and from an early stage it was always a case of how much.
It has been talked about regularly before but the ability of Dublin to seamlessly introduce new faces into the starting XV, of similar standard to what they replaced, is incredible.
Rory O'Carroll was a rock for the first 26 minutes and had helped restrict Cork to just one point before going off injured. Mick Fitzsimons replaced him and little changed as they shut out Cork.
Similarly, Tomás Brady replaced the influential Paul Flynn before the throw in and performed admirably while Denis Bastick and Brian Fenton could keep former Footballer of the Year Michael Darragh MacAuley out of the team.
Brian Cuthbert will be flabbergasted at his side's performance as despite coming into this game as the country's form team, they played second fiddle in all sectors of the field from start to finish.
They were second to the ball, tackled poorly, couldn't keep up with the pace and displayed none of the hunger and appetite needed to live with the game's standard bearers.
It's back to the drawing board for the young Rebels but they have plenty of time to get their house in order before their Munster semi-final meeting with Clare or Limerick.
Dublin will certainly be 'Alive Alive O' at the thoughts of having the returning Kilkenny in full flow come championship time after he displayed skills akin to a puppet master at HQ.
The Castleknock attacker was a massive loss in 2014 after suffering the curse of the cruciate and emphasised this with a beautiful display of footballing creativity.
His array of kick paces to the inside line immediately puts defenders under pressure while his 2-3 points per game can prove crucial and he has a big role to play in the destination of Sam Maguire this year.
Given the fact that he has miraculously come back from three separate cruciate knee injuries, Colm O'Neill is indeed mercurial but the man cannot turn water into wine by himself.
Before today's game he had notched a staggering 5-33 but against serious opposition, who were able to double team him and limit his influence, he was never going to be able to exert the same type of command on the game,
His free-taking was spectacular and he showed well where possible but he needs assistance. Brian Hurley had 2-12 before today but like O'Neill he was limited to one point from play and it's no wonder Cork struggled. More forwards need to pick up the fall for their side.