After a tumultuous summer, Tyrone joint-managers Feargal Logan and Brian Dooher toasted a stunning All-Ireland success less than a year after succeeding Mickey Harte.
For Logan, the more loquacious of the pair and a veteran of the cruel and contentious loss in 1995, it was a particularly sweet success.
When he took the reins with Dooher at the beginning of 2021, an All-Ireland title in the first year was far from his mind.
"My starting ambition, without declaring it to Brian, was to win one match," Logan told RTÉ Sport after the game.
"We managed to do that as Tyrone managers and it just progressed from there. We'd no big plans or targets to be honest. We just mucked in night after night and saw where it led us and it was fairly up and down.
"But it's ended happily with Tyrone as All-Ireland champions. Players who've been battle-hardened and committed their life's cause to it, who are outstanding footballers, I'm so delighted they have All-Ireland medals as a player because it's something special.
"Pure relief that we got over the line. The players dug in again, some last-ditch defending and they came out of it winners of the All-Ireland."
"Just relief and gladness that everything that's past is past. We've done the business on the football field here."
As the clock ticked down, with Tyrone nursing a four-to-five point lead, what was going through Logan's mind.
"No goals. No goals was the big thing. And then there comes a tipping point when you think 'we might be home here'. But then you're afraid to think that because we've all had our shocks in football matches. No goals was the big thing and who was out on their feet and who had we left to put in. So, essentially that. Same principles apply to all matches.
Recent weeks have seen the hype and buzz return to Tyrone football, sparked by their stunning upset of Kerry in the All-Ireland semi-final.
"I think after a year and a half of a public health emergency, everyone was relieved for something to get excited about. The Kerry game, and that victory when I think we were 6/1 in the bookies, I think that brought the excitement along.
"It's a combination of things, and the honest endeavour of the players, and when you mix it all together, that's what brought the hype and excitement back to Tyrone.
"We hoped that it wouldn't put anyone over the edge. You always try and keep it under control when you're managing. The supporters in Tyrone do their bit. Win, lose or draw, the same club people would be out tomorrow night on the fields of Tyrone. We're just blessed we have committed people. "
For Dooher, it's his fourth involvement in an All-Ireland winning success, after three as a player. He has been a central figure in all Tyrone's triumphs.
It was put to the former half-forward that "this management lark must be easy."
"That's one way of putting it... It's hectic," Dooher said. "It consumes everything. You've not much time to be honest for anything else. That's the position we put ourselves into and that's what we signed up for. It doesn't always work out but thankfully today, it did work out for us.
"I have to give credit to the players. It mightn't have been pretty at times. But they dug deep and put their bodies on the line. They done it time and time again this year and we can't ask for any more.
"And that's all we do ask for when they go out."