schmidt on . . .
"The players are in great condition. I thought the speed and the intensity on Sunday was fantastic and they held it through to the end.
"It was as professional as anyone who gets paid to do their job."
The Ireland captaincy
"Ideally the captain would be selected with an eye to the 2015 World Cup but we'll focus first on the Autumn Tests."
Kilkenny's Tommy Walsh (left)
"I'm really impressed with a guy who is not that big and has the courage to go up with his mitt with a whole lot of hurleys in the air."