It may have been a long, tortuous road to Croker for Glenbeigh/Glencar but on Sunday afternoon they finally fulfilled the rich promise that they have shown in flashes over the past five years.
'Always the bridesmaid', said critics. That cliché was put to bed in a riveting All-Ireland Junior Club Football Championship final against Tyrone's Rock St Patricks.
The Red Hands had been down this track before losing the 2008 final to Cork's Canovee and the semi-final to Brosna in two titanic games.
Kerry's Eye Sport picked up the prestigious 2016 MacNamee Provincial Media award at a packed Cusack Suite in Croke Park on Friday night.
The GAA committee who oversee the awards picked out Sport & Revolution - Kerry GAA & The 1916 Rising, as the winner of the Provincial Media Award, from a highly competitive field.
The eight-page supplement - which is reprinted in this week's edition - was written by historian Dr Richard McElligott from Kilflynn and edited by Kerry's Eye sports editor Jim O'Gorman.
As expected Limerick dished out a comprehensive 22 points hammering of Kerry at the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday afternoon - but in reality it probably doesn't matter a jot to either side.
This is because Wexford beat Galway having defeated Limerick the previous week.
This means Davy Fitzgerald's team are in pole position to be promoted as they are unlikely to slip up against three strugglers in the division, Kerry, Laois or Offaly.