Two physical, intense county finals will hopefully have Ballyboden St Enda's in good stead as they prepare to face Westmeath's Clonkill in this Sunday's AIB Leinster Club SHC in Parnell Park (2.0).
It took a replay after extra-time the first day out before Boden could shake off Kilmacud Crokes in last Sunday's Dublin SHC 'A' final rematch.
"I'm sure lads will be tired and sore. But what better motivation than going forward into Leinster as county champions," says Ballyboden St Enda's manager Joe Fortune.
"That gets rid of the knocks and bangs very quickly."
For some Boden players the provincial road will be a new experience for others certainly.
"When you go back over the last few years, when they were successful, teams that wouldn't have been seen as big guns at the time ended 'Boden's dream those years.
"Listening to Simon (Lambert) and Conal (Keaney) speaking on Tuesday night - they're the people who have been in these campaigns before and not achieved what they wanted to achieve after winning Dublin."
Faughs will also fly the flag for Dublin in Leinster Club IHC on Saturday while St Maur's Leinster JHC tie has been postponed. Faughs face Offaly's Ballinamere in Parnell Park on Saturday (1.30).
BALLYBODEN ST ENDA'S: Scoring chart in Dublin SHC 'A'
Ballyboden St Enda’s scored 13-125 and conceded 5-104 in their seven matches en route to lifting the New Ireland Assurance Cup as Dublin senior hurling 'A' champions.
BALLYBODEN ST ENDA'S: Path to Dublin SHC 'A' glory
Final Replay: Beat Kilmacud Crokes 2-15 to 1-15
Final: Drew with Kilmacud Crokes 2-17 to 1-20 (after extra-time)
Semi-final: Beat St Vincent's 2-16 to 0-18
Quarter-final: Beat Ballinteer St John's 3-21 to 0-18
Group games: Beat Cuala 1-18 to 0-14; Beat St Brigid's 2-19 to 1-12; Beat Craobh Chiarain 1-19 to 2-7
BALLYBODEN ST ENDA'S: Scoring Chart
Paul Ryan 4-59 (2-33f, 0-5 ‘65’, 0-2 sideline)
Conal Keaney 2-13
Aidan Mellett 3-7
Niall Ryan 0-12
Paul Doherty 1-7
Niall McMorrow 0-8
Conor McCormack 2-1
David Curtin 0-4
Conor Dooley 0-3
Gary Maguire 1-0 (1-0f)
Finn McGarry 0-2
Simon Lambert 0-2
Shane Durkin 0-2
James Roche 0-2
David O’Connor 0-1
Stephen O’Connor 0-1
Colm Basquel 0-1
Saturday 3rd November 2018
AIB Leinster Club Intermediate Hurling Championship Quarter Finals:
Innovate Wexford Pk (1.30)
John Lockes, Callan (1.30)
Joule Park Aughrim (1.30)
Parnell Park (1.30)
AIB Leinster Club Junior Hurling Quarter Finals:
Round Towers Lusk (1.30)
Sunday 4th November 2018
AIB Leinster Club JHC Quarter Final:
Netwatch Cullen Park (1.30)
AIB Leinster Club SHC Quarter Finals:
Parnell Park (2.00)
Bord na Mona O Connor Park (1.30) Coolderry (Offaly) v Mount L. Rangers (Carlow)
O’Moore Park, Portlaoise (2.00)
Leinster Adult Club Hurling League Division 2 Final:
O’Moore Park, Portlaoise (12.00)
Extra Time and Winner on the Day, if necessary, in all of above games.