Beforehand, talk of the impact of three consecutive Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Final losses, the five reverses in seven seasons, and for many of the players, six in seven appearances on the biggest stage, was batted away.
The sirens wailing on the other end of the line as Collette Dormer navigates her way through Waterford city traffic to find a spot to pull in and chat, are mercifully neither to lock her away nor provide urgent medical assistance.
Having three young children at home under the age of two ensures that Anne Dalton has had plenty to occupy her in the build-up to Saturday's Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship Final.
Focusing on the short-term proved the key as Down put a number of recent disappointments behind them to end a six-year wait for Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Camogie Championship silverware by winning the Intermediate title at Kingspan Breffni on Saturday.
Dublin's dominance of the gaelic football landscape generated plenty of debate following their one-sided semi-final win over Cavan while a ruthless Mayo dashed Tipp's dreams of a Sam Maguire Cup final appearance...
Niamh Mallon illustrated the full breadth of her wonderful talents as a well balanced Down made experience count, producing a power-packed second-half performance to win the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Intermediate Camogie Championship for the first time in 22 years.
It was unlucky 13 for Cavan as Ciara Donnelly shot the lights out to banish Armagh's nightmare of losing the decider of four years ago and finally become Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Premier Junior Camogie champions.
Maeve Connolly has had a taste of winning an All-Ireland at adult level with Antrim, as a panellist when the Jane Adams-inspired squad, in which the young Loughgiel Shamrocks defender was a member of, defeated Waterford in a replay to claim the Premier Junior title.
The first two trophies in the 2020 Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Camogie Championships will be presented this Saturday when the Intermediate and Premier Junior Championships Finals take place as part of an all-Ulster double-header in Kingspan Breffni, Co. Cavan.