“I think Davy Fitzgerald will be the first hurling manager to depart the scene from the hurling counties. He’ll have tremendous hype for the first round between Limerick and Waterford [but] I think Justin will win that one in my opinion. It’ll be Justin’s victory when the time comes; in my opinion… I think they’re going to struggle.”



– Michael ‘Babs’ Keating on RTÉ Radio’s ‘Drivetime’ last December. Just in case you forgot…


“What do you say? I got on very well with him in the years we were together and he was great for us. But things come to an end. It’s a pity the way it happened and the way it ended but you won’t ever hear any one of us knocking Justin. It was bad that it had to happen in the middle of a season but that’s just the way it was. But people shouldn’t ever think that we don’t appreciate what he did for us.”


– Ken McGrath sums it up in a nutshell.


“I call it cheating and it’s got to stop. I started having issues with it when I was playing Monica Seles back in the early 1990s. She was one of the first, and I didn’t like it one bit. It affected my game because to me it is important to hear the ball hit the racquet. You can hear a bad shot before you can see it and the sound is an imperative part of the game.”


– Martina Navratilova tells the screamers and grunters of women’s tennis to shut up. Hear, hear (sorry!).