Dr Crokes were in seventh heaven in Mallow on Sunday evening when they captured a 7th Munster Senior Club title and their 4th in the competition in 6 years.
The Killarney club are now the undisputed kingpins of Munster in this decade and they will hope now to go one step further when they meet Connacht champions Corofin in the All-Ireland Semi-Final in January of next year.
Dr Crokes saved their best performance of the year for the biggest stage.
Adare are a very good side, fast and fearless and well able to play football - former Milltown/Castlemiane and Kerry footballer Fionan Kelliher is part of the set-up, and it shows.
They would have beaten an awful lot of intermediate teams last Sunday. They nailed two early frees by a classy Hugh Bourke to put it up to the Kerry champions. They never even came close again.
On Sunday underdogs Skellig Rangers faced a fancied St Michael's/Foilmore in Waterville.
Their paths to the semi-final could not have been more contrasting. The Saints had cruised past Sneem/Derrynane whereas Rangers were battle-hardened by two matches against a determined Dromid Pearses.
St Michael's/Foilmore, playing into the breeze, opened the scoring in the first minute with a close range effort from full forward Barry O'Connell.