A lot of Irish eyes were glued to the gripping Premier League final day on Sunday.

But one Irishman had a better seat than any other as Manchester City recovered from the shock of going 2-0 down at home to Aston Villa to win 3-2 and claim the title by a point from Liverpool.

Malahide native Donough Holohan is one of City's resident sports scientists and strength and conditioning coaches, and he was on the sideline.

"When the third goal went in it was just unbelievable," he told RTÉ Radio's Ryan Tubridy Show.

"It was bonkers. I've been watching football for 20 years but it was the first time I had tears in my eyes.

"My heart rate was all over the place, everything was all over the place, my voice was gone. We were shouting and screaming, everything was just through the roof.

"The emotion of it all is just impossible to describe, really.

"Looking back on it now two days later, I really can't figure out how it all happened - but it did and it was wonderful.

"The way it turned out, we just ran onto the pitch and the crowd were on the pitch.

"My partner Hannah and my six-month old-son, neither of them had ever been to a game of football. They were sitting in a different part and I just ran down to give him a big hug.

"Then there was just an impromptu party for the staff and I said to Hannah 'I could rock in at 5 or 6 this morning' - I was home by midnight because I was just so drained by the whole thing."

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Holohan studied commerce in UCD and first moved to England for a job in telecommunications in 1989.

Aged 29, he decided he wanted a career change and began a degree in sports science. He followed that up with a master's in exercise physiology at Loughborough University, renowned for its focus on sport.

A 20-year career in football followed, at clubs like West Ham United, Derby and Preston North End, before joining City in 2012, a couple of months after Sergio Aguero secured a first title in 44 years.

"It's been a wonderful ten years. It has flown by," said Holohan.

"The physios fix the players and get rid of the pain and all that but then they have to be reconditioned back into a situation where they can train and play again.

"That's one of my key roles. So whoever is injured, that's who you work with.

"They're great. To work with the very best is an amazing privilege."

Pep Guardiola has led Manchester City to four Premier League titles in five years

The question everyone asks him these days: what is Pep Guardiola really like?

"There's so much written about Pep and everybody wants to know what he's like.

"He's a really authentic man and you know exactly what you'll get from him.

"He works you hard and he expects you to work hard for him, but he doesn't ask you to do anything that he wouldn't do himself and that's all you can ask for from somebody in that position.

"He's incredibly charismatic and incredibly good at his job.

"He works so hard and you'd walk through a wall for him; he just has that ability to get everything out of you and he does it with a smile on his face. He's great."