"Getting a Galway county title medal is like hen's teeth. The likes of Aonghus (Callanan) and David (Collins). It was their one shot, one chance and they had to take it. Fair play, both of them stood up as leaders on the pitch with everybody else out there."
2017 All-Ireland Football and Hurling finalists and rivals, Dublin's Paul Flynn; Mayo's Aidan O'Shea; Galway's Gearoid McInerney, and Waterford's Austin Gleeson front this year's Coca-Cola Designated Driver campaign.
Based on feedback from club players and suggestions and guidance from senior GAA officials, the CPA has drafted eight motions for the 2018 Congress that have been placed into the GAA democratic decision making process through clubs nationwide.
Galway manager Micheal Donoghue said that he may have a chat with Johnny Glynn over the weekend at the AIG Fenway Classic about his availability for 2018 but stressed he won't be putting any pressure on the Ardrahan clubman.
Tipperary forward John McGrath is getting plenty of opportunities to showcase his vast array of skills and this weekend is looking forward to trying out the Super11's at the AIG Fenway Hurling Classic in Boston.
The 2017 USGAA Convention was hosted by the Coastal Virginia GAA club at an unseasonably chilly Virginia Beach. Making the journey by plane, train, or automobile, more than 100 delegates from clubs across the United States convened on the Four Points Hotel Friday night to ask questions, have their say, participate in big decisions, and elect a new committee for the coming year. One of the longest distances traveled was by Tom Lagan from Tacoma Rangers in Washington State. The Belfast native made the almost 3,000 mile journey, and having been nominated and appointed for the open Registrar position, made the return journey a new member of the committee.
The GAA's head of games Feargal McGill has admitted that they thought long and hard about 'conceding a certain amount of the sports territory' in September when debating the new-look master fixtures plan.