“Rugby is life in Limerick. The heroes of Limerick rugby are my heroes. Gladiators, square-jawed warriors who represent us on the battlefield.”

– Richard Harris RIP may have had a point.


“There was hair sticking up on parts of my body I didn’t even know I had hair.”

– Munster hooker Frankie Sheehan on almost repeating the feat of ’78. Know what you mean…


“England won the World Cup with a goal that is plain to see did not cross the line. So I don’t think they should judge me. Did they not have action replays in 1966?”

– Diego Maradona ingratiates himself even more with Scottish fans before his Argentina side socked it to the Jocks at Hampden Park.


“GPA players are expected to meet the highest standards and behave professionally when it comes to drugs testing, while being expected to remain completely amateur, and there certainly is a question as to how fair that is and how much of this these players can take. The decision to establish a grants scheme in the first instance was a political one, and the Minister must now display political courage, perhaps in the face of opposition from within his own Department, and honour the commitment made by his predecessor to the GAA players of his home county of Waterford as well as all the other counties.”

– Senator Alan Kelly, Labour Euro elections candidate for the South Constituency puts Martin Cullen on the spot. Alan’s namesake Sean, he of former ‘Uachtarán CLG’ fame, will also be seeking a seat in what used be known as Munster for Fine Gael. Staying with sport and politics…


“Jack Lynch was perhaps best described by Liam Cosgrave as the most popular Irish politician since Daniel O’Connell.”

– Foreign Affairs Minister Micheál Marin launching Prof Dermot Keogh’s biography of Jack Lynch, “a Cork legend on the sporting field” before becoming a politician and ultimately Taoiseach at a time of much upheaval on this island. One wonders what ‘Jack L’ would have made of the modern-day troubles on Leeside. The Arms Crisis it aint.