With the Late Late Show returning for another season, Ryan Tubridy welcomed Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronan Glynn; paddleboarders Ellen Glynn and Sara Feeney and the hero fishermen who saved them, Patrick and Morgan Oliver.
Elsewhere, Dr Samar Fatima Ali was also in studio to discuss the devastating loss her family experienced this summer when her father, Dr Syed Waqqar Ali, a frontline doctor in the Mater Hospital, died after contracting Covid-19.
Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody, Women in Harmony, The Frank and Walters, and Oscar-winner Russell Crowe were among the guests too, but one man stole the hearts of every Irish person.
After turning 90 this year, Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh is showing no signs of slowing down as he joined Tubridy to recount his earliest memories of visiting Croke Park, the impact that COVID has had on the sporting calendar, and why GAA matters more now to members of the local community than ever before.
Aside from this, the legendary commentator recalled a few lovely anecdotes about his time in school as he'd learn Irish through a variety of different dialects.
However, they kept the best until last because, despite all the difficulty, heartache, and sadness that the disrupted calendar has caused, nobody could argue with the winner of this year's one and only All-Star award.
Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh - a gifted broadcaster, a national treasure, and an absolute gentleman.
Collecting his award, he said: "It looks lovely, I never expected or anticipated anything like that. Go raibh míle maith agat whoever thought of it. That will be in a very special place."
You can take a look at the special moment below.
It's fair to say that viewers are in agreement that there's no one that deserves this award more than the beloved broadcaster.
If Anyone derserved an All-Star its Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh what a legend he is. Really enjoyed his interview. Fantastic to see his positive outlook on life 😀 The only All-Star of 2020 presented to Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh | @RTELateLateShow https://t.co/e1TPaOvSUm #latelate
— DJ Derek Burke (@DJDerekBurke) September 5, 2020
Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh is definitely Ireland’s All Star. #LateLateShow #latelate
— Maureen Catterson (@MoCatterson) September 4, 2020
Who ever came up with the idea to give Micheál O Muircheartaigh the All Star fair play what a legend he is #gaa #LateLateShow
— Finbarr Coleman (@finnycoleman) September 4, 2020
Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh
No better man to be awarded with an All-Star 💫 #LateLateShow #GAA2020
— TJ Brosnan ☝🏻✋🏻 (@TJBrosnan1) September 4, 2020
There is no one like Micheal Ó Muircheartaigh. His storytelling of the past, his vision, his humility, his love for @officialgaa and his respect for medical personnel through the pandemic. Congratulations on your All Star Micheal. @RTELateLateShow
— Ronan Lardner (@RonanLardner) September 4, 2020
Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh getting the only @officialgaa All Star to be given out this year is pretty much perfect. Richly deserved. #LateLateShow
— Darren Chambers (@dmcambrois) September 4, 2020
Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh....Our All-Star ⭐ pic.twitter.com/kjP6KEYUc1
— Shane Cassells (@ShaneCassells) September 4, 2020
No one in the GAA more deserving of an All Star than the great Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh. Absolutely top class from the @RTELateLateShow and the GAA. Would put you in a good mood seeing a gesture like that
— kaneyb_14 (@kaneyb_14) September 4, 2020
Clip via The Late Late Show