The 2016 Championship is so close that you can almost reach out and touch it
A flame has started flickering already as New York ran Roscommon close in the Connacht championship, the first signal that the summer has arrived.
The trail will be ablaze from now until September 18th, when two sides will tread the turf of Croke Park on a day of destiny to claim Sam Maguire for their county.
Who will be there and how will the journey unfold? Well, that's the joy of not knowing what the future holds until you get there.
With anticipation building, Mayo's Joe Coffey from Newstalk's Team 33 has put together this rousing reel of footage from years gone by of great Championship games and memorable moments to get you in the mood for the tournament proper.