Brian Fenton hoped there'd be days like this.
The 26-year-old has been on the Dublin team for five years, he’s won five All-Ireland titles and he’s never been on a losing side in the championship.
In the wake of Saturday's All-Ireland final replay win over Kerry at Croke Park he’s still struggling to get his head around what he and his team mates have achieved.
To think that one day that might be my, when I'm old and have a walking stick, that people might point me out and say that I was part of that special Dublin team, jeez, that’s magic.
The Dubs have done what no football or hurling team has done before, putting together a five in a row and the Raheny man is one of just six players who have started in the seven deciders across those seasons, the 2016 and ’19 draws included.
"It’s magic!" he beamed, speaking to RTÉ Sport. "You’re so wrecked after the game and you’re trying to drink water, protein shakes and whatever, but it’s special.
"We always play Van Morrison, Days Like This, in the dressing room and that’s one of the moments during the year when there are dark times, there’s a video and you watch it back. That gets you through the darker days earlier in the year.
"It’s for magic moments like that, it’s unbelievable.
"It has been an incredible year. To be part of this, to play after personally a disappointing game in the draw, to come back and to play my part today was off the charts.
"It feels quite unbelievable, spectacular and that’s probably the answer we’re all giving. It didn’t look likely the last day, the position we put ourselves in a man down, but we dug deep, worked hard and we were blessed, really, to have another crack at it.
"To play that way today and to create history that was always the elephant in the room, we knew it was there and we tried to block it out as best we could, to achieve that playing with these bunch of men, playing for Jim (Gavin, manager) is just off the charts."
Fenton has five in a row and some of his team mates have six and even seven All-Ireland medals won now. They are moving in the most rarified air in Irish sport and will forever be known as greats of Gaelic football.
The powerful midfielder is a young man, but he already knows what this means to him, those around him, his team mates and the wider world of the GAA.
Fenton said: "I don’t know how you describe it because these are my best friends and just to sit there having achieved your goal, like anything in life that you set your dreams and aspirations to, is what you live for, what my family live for and what we live for.
"These are great days and they’ve happened quite quickly over a number of years and hopefully there will be many days in the future, but we’ll be talking about this for the rest of our lives. It’s so incredible.
"I have a Kerry father and I went to many a Munster final in Killarney. We’d be sitting outside pubs, I’d be having my Coke and he’d be having a pint, there’d be people going by and people would be pointing out superstars with eight All-Ireland medals.
"To think that one day that might be me, when I’m old and have a walking stick, that people might point me out and say that I was part of that special Dublin team, jeez, that’s magic."