I wasn't able to catch the match live, but I did have the chance to scroll back through the Twitter history to get the real-time report from Irish folks around the country. For those thrown by the some of the words and references, here's a mini glossary:
The Kingdom- Nickname for Co. Kerry
Hon- It means "on" or, "go" as in "Go Donegal"
Sam- Name of the trophy going to the winning team, the Sam Maguire Cup
Mon- Short for "Come on"
D- Short for "The"
Croker- Croke Park, Dublin's historic home stadium of the GAA
Dun Na nGall- Irish name for Co. Donegal
Ulster- One of the four provinces of Ireland. Ulster includes the six counties of Northern Ireland and the northwestern counties of the Republic, one of which is Donegal.
Jaysus- Alternative pronunciation of "Jesus," originally made famous in the book The Bible.
Shite- Irish polite way of saying sh*t. If you reverse the vowel sound (or add an "e" in text), it's not as dirty! See also: feck
Let's hear what they had to say!
@EilishTreanor1 hon d kingdom #donegalvskerry
— Colm mc rory (@Mindulaman) September 21, 2014
Right, let's do this Croker. Who's gonna take Sam home? #DonegalvsKerry #AllIreland
— USIT (@UsitTravel) September 21, 2014
#AllIrelandFinal what's going on... Where are you... Who ever you are!! not to be missed!! #donegalvskerry pic.twitter.com/EgC48zxIuw
— Sarah Corcoran ️ (@corcoransarah) September 21, 2014
Aw c'monnnnn jaysus #DonegalVsKerry
— Blathnaid (@heyitsblathnaid) September 21, 2014
Nooooooooooooooooo!!!!!! NO KERRY!!!! C'MON DÚN NA NGALL!!!! #donegalforsam #donegalvskerry
— Sarah O'Donnell (@Randomesta127) September 21, 2014
@officialgaa referee havin a stinker here so far #GAA #AllIreland #donegalvskerry
— Manuel (@manuelwal) September 21, 2014
So nice to see all the negative tweets about the game are from Dublin, your not still sore lads are you? #donegalvskerry
— Rónán McLaughlin (@romclaughlin) September 21, 2014
Half time now and I need a drink 🍺 #donegal #donegalvskerry #allirelandfinal #allireland #gaa
— Aaron Duffy (@AaronDuffy8) September 21, 2014
This game is utter shite! #donegalvskerry #AllIrelandFinal 😩😩
— Edel (@Redegg87) September 21, 2014
The only decent kicking today is from #Dublin . Kicking themselves. @DubGAAOfficial #donegalvskerry #AllIrelandFootballFinal
— Lily (@LilyMcInerney) September 21, 2014
Terrible final. Tempted to go cut the lawn, would be more enjoyable then watching this. #donegalvskerry
— natology (@natology) September 21, 2014
There are games you want to go to a replay cause they are so good. #donegalvskerry isn't one if them
— Gerry Kelly (@gkellynow) September 21, 2014
And that's why Kerry is the Kingdom.....#donegalvskerry #GAA
— Barry McGonigle (@BarryMcGonigle_) September 21, 2014
Thank God that ball of shite is over. #donegalvskerry
— Joe Sullivan (@magilljs) September 21, 2014
If you couldn't tell by the Twitter highlights, Kerry won a close match. The game overall was a low-scoring, grind-it-out match, leading to many upset viewers. The "Blanket Defense" prevents many of the exciting plays and high scores that fans so enjoy.
...But don't try to tell the Kerry fans there was anything wrong with the game!