While calls to #SplitDublin remain the preserve of newspaper columns on the final Sunday of September, tonight at least offers us the chance to see what it looks like to see some of Dublin's Golden Generation face-off against each other, as Ballymun Kickhams face St Vincent's. It's on TV, so here are the details on where to watch the Dublin County final.
Where to watch the Dublin County final
The game is live on Eir Sport 2. Coverage begins at 6pm, with throw-in at Parnell Park slated for 7pm.
Who are among the more recognisable faces in action?
In the red corner: Philly McMahon, Dean Rock, James McCarthy, John Small. And in the blue (and white) corner, the most recognisable of them all: Diarmuid Connolly, along with Shane Carthy, Ger Brennan, Mossy Quinn and Mayo's Enda Varley.
How did each side get here?
Both won their semi-finals comfortably, albeit aided in both victories by red cards for the opposition. Vincent's ultimately hammered Jude's 4-12 to 1-12, who finished the game with 13 men. Kilmacud, meanwhile, were forced to play with 14 men for two-thirds of their semi-final against Ballymun having lost Ross O'Carroll to a straight red card for a wild lunge at James McCarthy, Kickhams winning out 2-15 to 1-10.
Who are favourites?
Vincent's are Dublin football royalty, this being their fifth final in a row. The first in that sequence of finals saw them beat Ballymun in a replay, dethroning the then-champions still perhaps smarting from a shock All-Ireland final defeat to Brigid's of Roscommon.
Ballymun, however, are the bookies' favourites: they are 8/13, with Vincent's listed as the reverse. A word of caution, however: Paddy Small (John's younger brother) has been outstanding thus far for Ballymun, and is a major injury doubt having been taken off in the semi-final.
So a reminder on where to watch the Dublin County final: it's live on Eir Sport 2 from 6pm. It all gets underway at Parnell Park from 7pm.