Moorefield manager Ross Glavin saluted his players' belief after they staged a "remarkable" comeback to beat St Loman's and claim their second Leinster club SFC title.
The Kildare champions trailed by 2-10 to 0-10 with six to play but hit 1-4 without reply from the 59th minute to break the hearts of the Westmeath men and reclaim a title they last held in 2006.
"I'm beaming with pride with the spirit that group of players has shown today," Glavin told RTÉ Sport.
"The game did look dead and buried but the belief within the group, they never stopped trying at all.
"At different stages this year, we've shown a great resilience within the group and it was to the fore again today.
"Go back to the county final this year (against Celbridge): after 20 minutes we'd missed a penalty and our captain had got a red card. Our vice-captain got a red card and we were playing quality opposition (but) we still managed to control the game.
"They can win regardless of what circumstances they're presented with."
Glavin's side were 0-07 to 0-04 up at the interval but were well off the pace for much of the second period, until veteran Ronan Sweeney's 61st-minute goal spurred on late charge that ended in Kevin Murnaghan securing victory
"St Loman's had a great second half. They made a couple of changes at half-time and for 25 minutes, they were completely dominant.
"Did I think it was gone? Probably yes. But momentum is huge in sport and when we got that goal the momentum swung.
"It's hard to put into words but it feels like we've been here before this year. But that was pretty remarkable."