It was a case of joy unconfined for Liam Mellows after their long wait for a Galway senior hurling title ended following their victory over favourites Gort on Sunday.
The 3-12 to 1-15 success at Pearse Stadium was also a boost for hurling in Galway city which hasn't had champions since Castlegar were victorious in 1984.
Mellows, who were last county kingpins in 1970, can now look forward to date with Cuala in the All-Ireland semi-final in February.
Speaking to RTÉ Sport, captain David Collins said: "You could see the heart and the fight that was out there, the never-say-die attitude and I'm absolutely thrilled to be a Mellows man today.
Source: RTE Sport