As Dublin manager Mick Bohan beamed at his post-match press conference, what a weekend to be a Dub.

With the men's All-Ireland final going to a replay, it raised the possibility of an unprecedented 24 hours for both sexes; the men seeking a historic fifth on the trot, Bohan's charges for three in a row.

The relief was evident from the likes of Gavin, Ciarán Kilkenny and others as they celebrated their victory over Kerry, and it ramped up the pressure on the ladies, favourites to see off Galway, to complete the double.

The timing however meant the ladies, unlike the semi-final, didn't travel to Croke Park on Saturday evening.

"We would have wanted to have been there on Saturday, but it wouldn't have been the right thing," Bohan said.

"You are trying to block out something that is really important to you."

The Dublin manager kept himself occupied with a BBQ and taking the opportunity to cut his mother's hedges. He even drove through town earlier in the day with his kids "to get some of the energy into the car" before watching events unfold favourably for the Boys in Blue.

Having blocked out talk of three in a row all season as his team marched on without ever putting together anything near 60 minute performances, it was during his morning swim hours out from throw-in where the enormity of their achievement was setting in.

"That's the thing that kept coming into my head. I genuinely hadn't thought about three in a row because we had so many setbacks over the summer," he told RTÉ Sport. 

"We had a lot of injuries, so particularly up front, we were never settled. We never got a flow with the same six forwards. In one way that was a distraction right up until the Cork game.

"Then we had a clean bill of health the last couple of weeks, but then it was the three in a row. The minute the men's game finished, it was the first time it hit me that there is a bit of pressure on our group to deliver."

The opening 30 minutes led him to speculate whether his own players were also beginning to feel the pressure, but once they got to grips with the Galway mass defence, there was only going to be one winner.

You have to trawl back to 1978 for the last time a victorious team posted just three points in an All-Ireland final, but goals from Sinead Goldrick and Hannah O'Neill were the killer blows.

Bohan paid tribute to Jim Gavin and his team and feels what has taken place in the capital will provide inspiration to the next crop of young Dublin footballers.

"What a weekend to be a Dub and to be involved in a GAA family. You bring up your sons and your daughters to play the games and within 24 hours of each other, we have presented incredible sports heroes to people in this city and that is part of what we are trying to do."