I love Cork so much that if I caught one of their
hurlers in bed with my missus, I'd tiptoe downstairs and make
him a cup of tea. Joe Lynch, actor
Keep your eye on the ball, even when it's in the referee's pocket. Christy Ring Advice to aspiring hurlers.
The toughest match I ever heard off was the 1935 All-Ireland
Semi-Final. After 6 minutes, the ball ricocheted off a post
and went into the stand. The pulling continued relentlessly
and it was 22 minutes before any of the players noticed the
missing. Michael Smith
Pat Fox has it on his hurley and is motoring well now. But here
comes Joe Rabbitte hot on his tail. I've seen it all now - a
Rabbitte chasing a Fox around Croke Park! Micheal O Muircheartaigh
Sylvie Linnane would start a riot in a graveyard. Tipp fan
Several broken sticks, two broken heads, and two bruised fingers
were part of the afternoon's play, for hurling, the Irish national
game is the fastest and probably the most dangerous of sports.
It is a combination of hockey, football, golf, baseball, battle
and sudden death. It was a real Irish game. Daily Mail Reporting on a match held in London (1921).
Colin Corkery on the 45 lets go with the right boot. It's over
the bar. This man shouldn't be playing football. He's made an
almost Lazarus-like recovery from a heart condition. Lazarus
was a great man, but he couldn't kick points like Colin Corkery. Micheal O Muircheartaigh
I'm not giving away any secrets like that to Tipperary. If I
had my way, I wouldn't even tell them the time of the throw-in. Ger Loughnane
Whenever a team loses, there's always a row at half time but
when they win, it's an inspirational speech. John O' Mahony
Its all over... Clare are... Jeeeesus!! Matthew McMahon, Clare FM At the end of the Munster Final 1995.
Ollie Murphy is after throwing so many dummies, you wouldn't
see the likes in a creche. Kevin Mallon On LM/FM local radio.
And it looks like theres a bit of a schemozzle in the
parallellogram. Mícheál OHehir A favourite euphemism of the legendary
And Tom Cheasty breaks through with Kilkenny defenders falling
around him like dying wasps Mícheál OHehir
When my friends were besotted with Jason Donovan, my heroes
were Colm O'Rourke and Barney Rock. Sue Ramsbottom Laois Ladies Captain.
We're taking this match awful seriously.We're training three
times a week now, and some of the boys are off the beer since
Tuesday. Offaly hurler In the week before a Leinster hurling final
Ger Loughnane was fair, he treated us all the same during training-like
dogs. Anonymous Clare hurler
Any chance of an autograph? It's for the wife....she really
hates you. Tipp fan to Ger Loughnane
You can't win derbies with donkeys. Babs Keating Before Tipp played Cork in 1990.
Sheep in a heap. Babs Keating His description of Offaly in 1998.
A clap on the back is only about two feet from a kick in the
arse. Babs Keating
Babs Keating 'resigned' as coach because of illness and fatigue.
The players were sick and tired of him. Offaly fan in 1998
They have a forward line that couldn't punch holes in a paper
bag. Pat Spillane On the Cavan football team.
Meath players like to get their retaliation in first. Cork fan 1988
That referee must have no wipers on his glasses! Eddie Moroney From his 1992 commentary of Aherlow's U21
Tipperary county win.
Colin Corkery is deceptive. He is slower than he looks. Kerry fan
Life isn't all beer and football...some of us haven't touched
a football in months. Kerry player During league campaign 1980s.
The first half was even, the second half was even worse. Pat Spillane
The cigarettes are being lit here in the commentary box,. the
lads are getting anxious, its a line ball down there to Clare
and who's to take it? Will ye put 'em out lads ye'll feckin'
choke me. Matthew McMahon, Clare FM During commentary on 1995 hurling All-Ireland.
Is the ref going to finally blow his whistle? ...No, he's going
to blow his shaggin' nose! Radio Kilkenny Commentator on Kilkenny v Wexford National
My only consolation was that I held Tomas Mannion (Galway's
corner back) scoreless. Joe Brolly Recalling a dire performance against Galway.