As Dublin sealed a sixth All-Ireland SFC title in a row, Con O'Callaghan proved a crucial cog in the machine and ended up putting in a Man of the Match display.

Speaking to RTÉ Sport at full-time, the full-forward reflected on victory at a Croke Park without spectators due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

"We still know that we've done something special here," he said.

"It's obviously important for everyone at home to celebrate at home and stay responsible over the Christmas period but we're still going to enjoy this time even if it is just in our little bubbles with the families. It's a really special time for us."

On his first-half goal which added to Dean Rock's opener after just 12 seconds on the clock, O'Callaghan added: "It's something that you try to visualise or want to get but when it comes off, it's something nice.

"It was a lot of good team play and Dean got a good goal as well, so it was great."

Meanwhile, James McCarthy who now has his eighth winner's medal, outlined his pride at joining a select group of players with that tally of championship wins as well as bringing joy to the Dublin supporters watching from afar.

"I'm delighted to join such company," he said. 

"But I suppose with this year, it's been such a tough year, a long year and everyone watching at home, it's great to be able to put on a performance for people at home."