What has become of Galway? And that is meant in a good way.
They are a rejuvenated side under the new stewardship of Padraic Joyce.
Yes, Kevin Walsh during his tenure as manager of the Tribesmen brought them out of the wilderness and put a halt to Mayo domination in Connacht but this season, and although it is only early, they seem to be playing with a new fervour and vigour that would have many in the West eyeing the latter stages of season and perhaps being one of the teas taking a run at Dublin and knocking them off their perch.
2-25, albeit against a 13-man Tyrone is still 31 points and a record victory of the Red Hands who are not known for shipping such heavy scores, no matter how many men they are playing with.
The win took them to the top of Division One alongside Dublin on six points.
And they probably should be out on their own on eight only for Kerry to snatch victory at the death against them.
A League final appearance is well within their grasp but what many Galway supporters will be hoping for is a long summer, one they haven’t seen since 2001.
There has been very little change in the way of playing personnel with Galway so what is it that Joyce and his management team have brought that there is cause for optimism around Galway.
But what they are doing is they are playing the way you expect Galway to play and what you would expect from a team managed by one of their greatest ever forwards.
Gone are the days of the overly defensive game plan utilised under Walsh.
Instead they are playing on the front foot and putting faith in their forwards to outscore their opponents.
And they have done that, apart from the Kerry game, and they really should have that day.
The key to it has been the form of their captain, Shane Walsh.
Last season he was likely to be seen anywhere on the pitch, carrying ball out of defence, playing a pass into the full forward line or else popping up with a score himself.
While he was still influential to how Galway played, they needed him closer to goal.
Out the field he could be nullified as he was not as much of a threat and with the way many teams packed their defence, by the time he made his way into the danger area he would be quickly smothered, resulting in less influence.
This season Joyce has put his trust in Walsh to lead the Tribesmen from the front.
Lining out at full forward, it is rare to see him wander far from goal.
And when he gets the ball now, he is tearing it up.
All challenges so far have faltered against him.
Comfortable of both feet, more so than probably any other player in Ireland he can fire over a score from any angle.
Or if he gets a turn and heads for goal, he is hard stopped like his goal against Kerry showed.
But around Walsh, the Galway forward line is motoring well.
All six forwards scored from play against Tyrone in the first half.
Damien Comer, after a quiet season last year due to a late return from injury, looks to be hitting top form.
Paul Conroy came off the bench to hit 1-01, Eamon Brannigan and Adrian Varley finished with 0-04 each, all from play.
Let’s not get too carried away as Galway were two men to the good but with forwards tallying scores like that Galway supporters will be confident that their side will be a match for anybody.
With experienced heads in defence like Gary O’Donnell, Liam Silke and Johnny Heaney being complimented with the younger brigade such as Sean Mulkerrin it will be interesting to see how good this Galway side can actually get.
Next up is a trip to bottom placed side, Meath.
A game Galway will be expected to win but it is in these games that you will see just how good this side can be.
When it turns from optimism to expectation with supporters and players.
Whether or not the increase in pressure can enhance or inhibit them.
Galway were expected to beat Roscommon in last year’s Connacht Championship Final. They didn’t.
This year, with Joyce at the helm and the current form they are in, you cannot but think they could make some headlines in the rest of the league and the championship going forward.
It is now just a question of what kind of headlines.