After the dust had settled on today's All Ireland final, the lads on the Sunday Game delivered a sort of State of Nation, proclaiming the death of the individual star in Gaelic football, with Joe Brolly in particular sounding very pessimistic about the health of the game in general.
Brolly claimed that in the modern game, 'The individual is virtually powerless'; a point which Colm O'Rourke agreed with. Brolly then embellished this saying he would hate to be playing football nowadays.
Presenter Michael Lyster put forward the argument that these things are cyclical, citing the likes of Meath in the 1990s as the previous horsemen of the Gaelic football Apocalypse but his point was rebuffed by Brolly who argued that a sure sign of the current epidemic is that the blanket defence has become hugely popular in Ulster club football.
Joe then rang the final death gong, saying this was the worst All Ireland final he's ever seen.
Whether you agree with their points or think that they may be overreacting, it's certainly an interesting debate about the future of our game.