"The worst thing he could have done was put everything on the long finger ... So many of us were in our 30s, we just felt we couldn't just let everything run its course and lose another summer. That was the big thing. An easy ride was the last thing fellas wanted."
The Tipp hammering
"I wouldn't normally look at videos, but I watched every bit of that Munster final. Just felt I had to watch it to get over it. So I put it on one night at home and sat there in tears. Just something I had to do. People can say the goals weren't my fault, but t'was more humiliating than anything."
The All-Ireland final
"You spend half your life dreaming of playing in an All-Ireland final and, when you finally get to one, you can't wait for it to end. I remember looking up at the clock in the 51st minute and just wishing the ref to blow it up. That's my outstanding memory."