With Cork out of the Championship in July, of course there were always going to be questions regarding Jimmy Barry-Murphy's future as manager.
This was despite JBM agreeing last year that he would remain on until the end of the 2016 season.
Post-match on RTÉ, a deadpan Barry-Murphy told Joanne Cantwell:
Ah yeah, I can't wait for next year.
That was following by an even straighter reiteration.
Can't wait for next year.
Newstalk's Oisin Langan got pretty much the same answer.
Can't wait until next year. Work it out yourselves.