PLAYING under Mickey Whelan:
"Mickey was great. We might have had our differences at the start (of the 2007 season), because I wanted to take the ball and run with it. But he knew that I probably didn't have the weight on me back then to be taking tackles, so he just wanted me to win the ball and lay it off. When I started doing that, we got on very well! But he definitely taught me the art of corner-back."
PLAYING UNDER TOMMY CONROY
"They're probably cut from the same cloth. Tommy definitely gives you a lot of confidence and he's brought a lot of young lads into the team. So, pretty much the same."
HONOURING THE MEMORY OF HEFFO
"We probably wouldn't talk about it too much. It's probably in a lot of the lads' minds, that it would be fitting if we went on and won an All-Ireland in the year that he passed away."
LIVING IN AN ALL-IRELAND BUBBLE
"You have to be. When you get to an All-Ireland final, there's always going to be a lot of hype... the average age of the team is very young, so it's important to make sure all the lads are on the same page, all in the same direction, the same focus, not to get distracted by all that's going on around us."