Wexford Youths manager Stephen Quinn was full of praise for his players after they claimed the club's fourth Evoke.ie FAI Cup at Tallaght Stadium.
Goals from Lynn Marie Grant, Kyle Murphy and Edel Kennedy saw them claim a 3-1 victory over Shelbourne, and deny the Tolka Park side the double.
Youths came into the game having played Shels three times this year in the league, recording a win, a draw, and then a defeat just eight days ago, but they were never behind in the cup final.
"I'm just so proud of the girls, and you can see how much it means to them," Quinn told RTÉ Sport afterwards.
"All those days, all the sacrifices - no parties, no nothing, we put them all aside. To see that effort out on the pitch, that's what Wexford Youths is about.
"Anyone could have been a player of the match. Ellen Molloy was excellent, Aoibheann Clancy, Kylie Murphy - all these players really stood up in the second half and that got us over the line."
The pick of the goals was arguably the insurance one as Kennedy hit the ball on the half volley from just outside the box, finishing into the bottom left corner.
"She told me not ever to expect that again," joked Quinn.
"That's what you get from Edel. She'll never falter in effort or hard work, and she has that little bit of quality. We see that in training as well - top class"
'They punished us when they the opportunities and I've no complaints at all'@shelsfc manager Noel King gives his thoughts on defeat to Wexford Youths in the FAI Cup final #RTESoccer pic.twitter.com/icI7P1HHUv— RTÉ Soccer (@RTEsoccer) November 21, 2021
For Quinn's opposite number Noel King, it was a rare chance for a double missed after last weekend's extraordinary league title victory.
While Shelbourne would have been disappointed to lose the final, they do have that trophy in the cabinet, as well as European soccer to look forward to in 2022.
"It was an opportunity lost, I suppose, but you have to give Wexford full credit," King said afterwards.
"We had more chances, we probably had more possession, but that can happen. It's difficult to take but at the same time you have to be realistic and say that they punished us when they got the opportunities.
"I've no complaints at all and I wish them the very best."