Kerry brought their drought to an end but Galway’s continues after an emotionally charged All Ireland Final yesterday.

David Clifford for Kerry and Shane Walsh for Galway put up two performances that will live long in the memory, scoring astonishing points off both right and left as they sought to carry the hopes of their respective counties to the promised land.

It is hard to argue that Kerry did not deserve the win after a third-quarter surge that made up for what was a nervy and worrying first half for the Kingdom.

They relied on Clifford to keep things ticking over when other elements of the game plan were misfiring, and his performance took away any doubt over who would be named as this year’s Footballer of the Year.

There was great emotion in the RTÉ box as well as Pat Spillane, retiring after 30 years as an analyst told the story of his Father Tom who attended a Kerry Vs Galway game as a selector in 1964 rather than go to the Doctor to check out a pain in his chest. He died two days later and never saw any of the 21 All Ireland medals now won by his three sons and, as of yesterday, his two grandsons. It was a special moment.

RTÉ had kicked off the broadcast with a special tribute to him that was more light-hearted and last night the GAA released their Fly on the Wall review of the whole day.

On the basis that pictures say more than words ever can, here are two video’s that capture what it was like on a special day and for a special family within the sport…