"I've only played once, and we lost actually, but they have a nice set-up. The referees let everything go so it's fairly rough and you'll get away with plenty. The students have started to come out for the summer now, so the standard will go up now I'd say."
His decision to travel
"I had some work as a plumber at home, but I had wanted to travel for a long time. There were lads on the county panel that were talking about going, but they never did. I knew that if I didn't go this year I'd probably never go."
"They are two teams who have something to prove to their supporters. Meath had a poor league and Louth would have expected to beat Carlow, so there's a lot on the line for both panels."