With the conclusion of the Allianz Football League over the weekend, attention is now turning to championship with some counties due out in less than two weeks' time.
Dublin are going for their seventh All-Ireland title in a row and the rest of the football world is wondering who might be able to stop them.
Kerry, after winning the league in 2020, were sucker-punched by Cork in the Munster SFC.
Their big win over Tyrone in Killarney on Saturday means that the Kingdom are joint winners of this year's league crown with the Dubs.
In their last five meetings the sides have one won match each. Dublin's came in the 2019 All-Ireland final replay as they became the first county to achieve the five-in-a-row at senior level.
Kerry had turned the Dubs over at Tralee earlier the same year, while the sides couldn't be separated in the league this year or last.
And for Seán Cavanagh the game's most successful county are the county with the best chance of stopping the march of Dessie Farrell's troops.
"We saw them with the leash on against Cork last year, but the leash was well and truly off on Saturday," former Tyrone star Cavanagh said.
"Even when it's your own county taking a hammering you can only be impressed by the level of skill and the way they can play the game.
"In terms of the league I think Saturday proved that Kerry are the best challengers that we have for Dublin at the minute."
Eight-time All-Ireland winner with the Kingdom Pat Spillane agreed that Kerry had showed good form in the league, but he tried to temper expectations ahead of their Munster SFC quarter-final with Clare later this month.
"It comes with a health warning - Tyrone didn't turn up," said Spillane.
"Why were Kerry so good on Saturday? They played on their terms. They played front-foot football, moving the ball quickly, getting the ball into the attack.
"You know what they had on Saturday? Unlike last year's match against Cork, Peter Keane picked six forwards to play in the forward line.
"That's the reason."
Tyrone ended their campaign with one win, one draw, and two defeats from their four matches. Cavanagh reflected on an ultimately disappointing campaign for his native county.
"I think Tyrone are struggling - they don't know their best team. I don't think they know even their best 20 at this stage. They've tried to make that transition from a certain system they played under Mickey (Harte).
"Feargal (Logan) and Brian (Dooher) have tried to be a bit more expansive. It hasn't really happened in the league. We've seen small glimpses.
"Sometimes it takes a championship match for it to click and us in Tyrone have to hope that will happen in the next number of weeks."