No sooner had the dust settled on Kerry's latest win over neighbours Cork than manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice had cast his mind to the next outing in the Championship, a date with Galway in Croke Park.
The Kingdom secured an 80th Munster title with a 17-point drubbing of the hosts at Pairc Ui Chaoimh, with his new-look team swatting aside the Rebels after the concession of two early goals.
Kerry march into the last eight, where their first game will be against the Connacht champions at GAA headquarters, and Fitzmaurice is already looking forward to the clash with the Tribesmen.
"We’re delighted to have won the game," he told RTÉ Sport.
"We are delighted to be in the All-Ireland quarter-final series, the Super 8s. We have three weeks to look forward to a big game against Galway and that is where we want to be."
Victory was more or less assured for Fitzmaurice’s side when Paul Geaney scored the first of his two goals just two minutes after half-time, but the seeds were sown in a dominant period in the first half once a strong Cork start had been weathered.
It was a sixth Munster title on the trot and the biggest winning margin over Cork since 1938, but the Finuge man isn’t overly concerned by such achievements.
"I don’t think we think about those things. When you hear about records and that kind of things afterwards it’s grand, in the lead-up you are very much focused on performance and what you need to bring to the game."
"They have been chomping at the bit to get their chance, they are getting their their chance and they are showing what they are all about"
A feature of the game was how composed the new batch of players looked in the green and gold. Seven made their championship bows in the semi-final win over Clare, and the likes of Micheál Burns, Seán O’Shea and David Clifford all shone in attack.
Despite their inexperience at senior level, the Kerry manager is more than happy with their progress.
"That’s what the lads want, they want experience. They want to be playing in these games. They have been chomping at the bit to get their chance, they are getting their their chance and they are showing what they are all about."