There is so much to admire about the All-Ireland champions that it is difficult to find a starting position. Any team with four successive All-Irelands to their name has to be different, unique even, and Dublin are in the final stages of being crowned the greatest team of all time.
Despite conceding 1-17, which is a lot by their standards, you always sensed Dublin had answers for everything Cork threw at them. It's a sign of the maturity, experience, class and general know-how in this Dublin set-up that makes them so special.
The warning signs appeared the previous week in Thurles, when Laois caused more than a few heart-attacks in the Cork defence.
The danger was that if the Dubs got a sniff of Mark White's eyes they wouldn't think twice about burying any chance that came their way. The Dubs finished with five and it could have been more.
It was a classic example of how their patient and yet so incisive attacking play rips teams to shreds and left keeper White with little chance of saving.
In fairness Cork were true to their word and didn't park the bus.
Instead they had a cut and deserve credit for taking the game to the Dubs on every possible occasion.
Some of their point-taking was from the top drawer, but it's the concession of those five goals and the manner in which they occurred from which lessons will have to be learned.