Donal Og Cusack on
Reaction to his autobiography
'Come What May'
"The majority of the reaction that I've got to the book has been positive. Of course you're always going to get some negative correspondence, people telling me how you're going to die and stuff like that, all that kind of lovely stuff. But that's only a minor thing to be honest. It doesn't really bother me.
"I would have to say what's in my brain and that was what I said. I also described Kilkenny as one of the greatest teams of all time and Henry Shefflin, I compared him with Christy Ring, so I don't think you could pay anyone as high a tribute.
New era for GPA
"Sometimes the comment is made to me 'was there another way?' That would have been nice if everything was all nice, but that's a bit fanciful really -- those steps had to be taken. I would have understood right through it that we needed to have those arguments and that certain players had to put their heads above the parapet.
Ref Barry Kelly
"I wrote a book and expressed certain opinions in it. Having said that, someone has to referee the game. It's a bit like the strikes and things like that. That's done, that's history, I would have given my opinion. That's that. Barry's reffing on Sunday week. I'd find it very hard to find any referee I'm popular with. I just need to get on with it.
"Gareth came to Cork about two months ago and I had a very good meeting with him. He's gone down the road of being an ambassador but I don't think that's my journey. Maybe if I just continue doing as I'm doing that it will have a positive impact."