Kerry fans Marion O’Sullivan and Trish Lacey have a kick about in the snow after the county’s Allianz FL clash against Monaghan at Grattan Park, Inniskeen was postponed. &duplicate;INPHO/John McVitty.
“That last point of Mattie Donnelly’s was priceless concerning league points.”
“There is disappointment but there’s not panic. We’re training. The lads are in good form. They’re going to be really pi**ed off after that today. No over last week.”
The Lilywhites came up short yet again however Cian O’Neill is not pressing the panic button.
“It’s simply an issue of shoving back the National Football and Hurling League. It’s a very simple solution but I don’t think anyone is listening.”
Jim Gavin suggested an alteration into this fixture calendar to prevent situations such as Brian Howard picking from Sigerson Cup obligation with DIT.
Donegal put it up into the Dubs from the second-half of the Croke Park experience which was encouraging for Declan Bonner.
“I am very aware that each and every participant who gets to use the county jersey will fight because of his jersey. Look, whatever occurred whenever the handbags started, you noticed a lot over me.”
Seemingly, Kevin Walsh did not observe any of those ‘purses’ that broke away at the closing phases of Galway’s triumph over Mayo.
“We lost our area and that’s something we must appear at.”
“We were very poor. The 2 advantages are we won the match and we must bring in new people, players getting debuts and all getting match time. Other than that this was a very poor, disjointed performance – especially from the second-half.”
Cork got the better of Louth at Pairc Ui Rinn however Ronan McCarthy will demand progress from his players before the round 4 clash with Cavan.
“It’s essential because the division is very competitive. This means we’re facing to the break with four points, and then we’ve got a house match against Clare for our next match, therefore it was important to come here and find some sort of a outcome.”
Eamonn Burns and the Mourne County came away from Dr Hyde Park with the Division 2 spoils.
“It was quite frustrating. It was really disappointing.”
Burns’ Roscommon counterpart Kevin McStay did not mince his words.
“At no stage did I believe we had been winning the match or acting well enough to win the match. I am relieved to get out from there with a point.”
Tipperary were fortunate to get a draw against Clare in Ennis, based on their manager Liam Kearns.
“I thought we were terrible today. We had 34 shots in contrast to their 19 or 18 but our shooting boots were dreadful.”
Despite their minimal margin victory over Longford, Kieran McGeeney was not happy with his Armagh group’s performance.
“18 wides is some thing we could ill-afford in tighter games we took our foot off the pedal at the closing minutes and conceded the objective. Still we’ll be happy to take the points.”
It was a similar story to get Westmeath manager Colin Kelly after their 0-16 into 1-10 triumph over Wexford.
“Everyone knew that it was about to snow throughout the evening and the pitch was not going to be playable. And they wouldn’t make a telephone. So much talk of participant welfare but that’s misuse of a participant in my mind.”
Meath’s clash with Cavan ultimately fell victim to the sport and also Royal manager Andy McEntee was essential of the GAA’s determination to re-fix the match for 2pm yesterday theme to some 9am pitch inspection.
“Looked doubtful from early this morning. To come all of the way into the ground and be told to turn around and go house is a bit disappointing. It may have been called a little earlier but it is what it really is.”
Stephen Wallace and Offaly travelled all the way to Derry before discovering their Section 3 match was away.
“We’ll take a couple of days away and then we’ll go back preparation for this.”
Mattie Kenny and Cuala remain on track to shield their All-Ireland Club SHC crown molding.
“Mad match but great to come out the other side of it.”