Pictures: Joyous scenes as provincial champions were crowned today
Dublin claimed their first Leinster hurling title since 1961 in emotional scenes in the capital, while Kerry beat Cork to claim another Munster title
There was plenty of emotion on the field today across all the games, perhaps none more so than for Dublin, who claimed their first senior hurling title since 1961 in a fantastic game with Galway.
Paul Ryan was in top form grabbing both of Dublin's goals, and a clearly emotional Anthony Daly was celebrating with his staff after the final whistle.
There was perhaps even a tear shed by the manager as Johnny McCaffrey gave his speech after the game, but as he told RTE afterwards, "I get emotional listening to traditional music". Still, it was clear that it meant a lot to all concerned, but a dejected Galway won't have been pleased with their own performance, as they lost 2-25 to 2-13.
Colm Cooper celebrated another crucial goal and another Munster title for Kerry, and there was more joy on show from him today as they beat Cork 1-16 to 0-17 in the final.
Down beat Derry 0-25 to 1-16 in their hurling semi-final replay in Ulster, while in the minors, Kerry beat Tipperary to claim the Munster football title, 0-15 to 0-10. Kilkenny were victorious against Laois by a score of 1-18 to 0-08 and Antrim beat Down 2-20 to 1-12 in the minor hurling championships to claim the Leinster and Ulster titles respectively.