Kerry have named their team for the gargantuan game against the Dubs on Sunday afternoon, the game they've been waiting patiently for since spring.
They experience the unusual sensation of going into this game as 5/2 outsiders. The handicap on the game is set for three points. They are staring at a fourth successive defeat to the Dubs in a major championship game in the space of six seasons. Historically, such a run would have been unthinkable.
The 2015 Footballer of the Year Jack McCaffrey, currently on something of a gap year in football terms, noted that there was an "ominous silence coming out of Kerry".
Much of the chatter before the team concerned the possible use of Bryan Sheehan, the deployment of Kieran Donaghy, and the selection dilemma (if that's the right word) in the full-forward line.
The team was released on the Kerry GAA website at around 9.00pm. Here's the lineup.
1. Brian Kelly Killarney Legion
2. Shane Enright Tarbert
3. Mark Griffin St Michaels/Foilmore
4. Killian Young (C) Renard
5. Brian Ó Beaglaoich An Ghaeltacht
6. Peter Crowley Laune Rangers
7. Tadhg Morley Templenoe
8. Kieran Donaghy Austin Stacks
9. David Moran Kerins O’Rahillys
10. Paul Murphy Rathmore
11. Colm Cooper Dr Crokes
12. Donnchadh Walsh Cromane
13. Stephen O’Brien Kenmare
14. Paul Geaney Dingle
15. James O’Donoghue Killarney Legion
16. Brendan Kealy Kilcummin
17. Darran O’Sullivan Glenbeigh-Glencar
18. Bryan Sheehan St Marys
19. Barry John Keane Kerins O’Rahillys
20. Marc Ó Sé An Ghaeltacht
21. Jonathan Lyne Killarney Legion
22. Fionn Fitzgerald Dr Crokes
23. Anthony Maher Duagh
24. Aidan O’Mahony Rathmore
25. Michael Geaney Dingle
26. Johnny Buckley Dr Crokes