Galway stormed to a sensational 16-point victory over Tipperary in the National League final at the Gaelic Grounds, with two goals from Jason Flynn and another for Cathal Mannion sealing a 3-21 to 0-14 win for the Tribesmen.
Joe Canning also hit nine points as Galway dominated all but the first quarter of the game, while Johnny Glynn and Cyril Donnellan were re-introduced late on to a hero's acclaim.
One of Galway's other favourite sons, president of Ireland Michael D. Higgins, was also on hand to witness his home county win their first league title since 2010.
As is tradition, he stood alongside captain David Burke in the Gaelic Grounds stand following Galway's victory. In quite a lovely moment, Burke - who had already raised the Dr. Croke Cup to the roars of the fans below - gestured towards the president to lift it with him once more.
A visibly chuffed Michael D. was only too happy to oblige.
Michael D Higgins lifts league trophy
Pretty sure there was a louder cheer the second time around.
Michael D Higgins lifting the cup. Cheeky! 👋😂
— Luke Lonergan (@Luke_Lonergan) April 23, 2017