Kevin McManamon joined Monday's Off The Ball to reflect on winning his eight All-Ireland title and discuss his emotions after the final whistle.
The St. Jude's club man said that there were a few tears shed on the Croke Park pitch on Saturday for a number of different reasons.
"I’m an emotional man, I’m an emotional being and I try not to hold it back too much," McManamon said.
"I just love the group, some of my best friends are in this group. To see the likes of Sean Bugler and Paddy Small winning their first title and Dessie [Farrell] the same. That’s really important for me.
"I love winning and even though I wasn’t on the pitch, it’s a massive part of my life, it’s a massive part of my identity."
McManamon also touched on the fact that it has been such a difficult year for so many, including his own family.
"I lost my uncle recently to Covid," he said.
"It was my Dad’s brother, my uncle Pat, he was an amazing man. He definitely had more years in the tank.
"That’s part of what we’re experiencing right now and hopefully it’s all turning and we’ll hear those stories less and less. That was definitely in my mind at the full-time whistle."
Saturday was just the latest landmark in a remarkable run for Dublin football. Manager Dessie Farrell joined Monday's OTB AM and he addressed the wider concerns regarding Dublin's dominance of Gaelic football and how it has reflected on the achievements of this current crop of players.
"I made the point after the game, and I know the players aren't in a position to say this themselves and by their nature they wouldn't, but I think a lot of the narrative is inaccurate," Farrell said.
"Having seen what the commitment and dedication is like up close and personal over the last 12 months, it is immense. I think there is a disservice done in many ways to this special bunch of players."