Let there be no doubt, like the first game two weeks ago, there was plenty of needle in this All-Ireland final replay.
During the pre-game formalities, James McCarthy's greeting for Cillian O'Connor was more akin to a slap than a handshake. It was a precursor for the types of exchange we saw throughout the game.
Both the drawn match and the replay were enthralling, can't-take-your-eyes-off-it encounters. It was brilliant entertainment.
At the final whistle on Saturday evening, players from both sides acknowledged the battle that had just taken place and between many it was clear there were no real hard feelings.
Stephen Cluxton consoles Aidan O'Shea
Stephen Cluxton and Diarmuid O'Connor
Diarmuid Connolly and Aidan O'Shea
Bernard Brogan meets Andy Moran's daughter Charlotte
Diarmuid Connolly and Lee Keegan handshake at the final whistle
Bernard Brogan consoles Aidan O'Shea
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