Dunboyne were inspired by Sean Cox as they ended a 13-year wait for Meath SFC honours yesterday.
The former St Peter's chairman was recently moved to the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dun Laoghaire where he continues to recover from the serious head injuries he suffered when he was attacked outside Anfield before Liverpool's Champions League semi-final against Roma last April.
Dunboyne defeated Summerhill by two points at Pairc Tailteann to add the Keegan Cup to the JFC title their second team won two weeks ago.
"I think it definitely focused everyone a little bit more this year. I certainly know from talking to the players it wasn’t far from their minds," current Dunboyne chairman Fergus McNulty explained to RTE's Morning Ireland.
"So I think the players themselves perhaps were a bit more focused around what it meant to play for their club and to do their little bit for Sean. I definitely think that had an impact. He’s just moved to Dun Laoghaire so he’s taking small steps but they are steps and they’re important steps.
"He’s in Dun Laoghaire at the moment. He moved there last week, so he can begin his rehab in earnest.
"That’s a relatively short process and after that we’re doing our best to see what are our best options for Sean at that point."