As the dust settled on Tipperary's spectacular dismantling of the Cats in Sunday's All-Ireland SHC final, there were reflections on a summer of high drama.

Eoin Murphy plucking the sliotar from above his own crossbar to deny Wayerford's Padraic Mahony with a last-gasp free in Kilkenny's replay defeat of the Déise; Padraic Maher's astonishing hook to stop Galway's Conor Cooney from firing to the net in the All-Ireland semi-final; and the emergence of Austin Gleeson as a truly outstanding performer all stayed wedged in the memory.

But for Cyril Farrell, it was a crucial, game-swinging moment against his own county that stood out most.

"The moment of the year for me was Bubbles O’Dwyer’s goal against Galway," the three-time All-Ireland-winning manager said on The Sunday Game.

"To me it won the game, it changed the game. That was the goal of the year because at that stage, if that hadn’t gone in I think Galway would have won it."

O'Dwyer produced another moment of individual brilliance in the decider, driving at the Kilkenny defence before exploding the sliotar to the net after 48 minutes. It was a blow the Cats would never recover from.

Afterwards the 24-year-old, fizzing with emotion, slipped an expletive into his post-match interview as he celebrated his county becoming "champions of f***** Ireland". 

He apologised the next day, as he referenced Irish boxer Michael Conlan's passion-fuelled interview in Rio