"I swear to God, if he hit it 10 more times he'd miss it, but he got it on the big day and we're delighted."
Galway's Johnny Coen reckons that the team's trip to Boston two years ago bonded them closer together.
Some of the biggest names in hurling will backbone the squad that has been assembled by the GAA to take on Scotland in the annual international clash next Saturday.
The GAA's grassroots were in their element yesterday as county finals took pride of place across the length and breadth of the country...
"I've been fortunate to win an All-Ireland with Donegal, but to win a county title with my club is right up there."
There were no fewer than 19 games being covered this afternoon.
The Club Players' Association (CPA) remains frustrated with the GAA over the lack of progress to finalise a master fixture plan for 2018.
Patrick Murray has been appointed by Tampa Bay Buccaneers as their kicker for the second time.
There was no shortage of milestone achivements on the club scene over the weekend while the debate over the rights and wrongs of the Gooch's upcoming testimonial dinner rages on...
"Naturally, we'll smell the flowers and the bloom. County finals are always hard to win and we'll certainly enjoy this one."
The county finals are coming thick and fast.
A third game has been added to next month's Super 11s hurling series at Boston's iconic Fenway Park.
The inter-county season may be over but there was plenty of action on and off the field this past weekend...
"With all due respect to some of the smaller counties that spoke here in favour of the motion, I think they have little knowledge of the impact that this will have on a county like Cork or Dublin where we have a lot of clubs."
Following all the inter-county action this year, we truned our attention to the club scene, plus we had the no small matter of the All-Ireland camogie IHC final replay.
There will be a new All-Ireland SHC format in place for the next three years after the Central Council motion for change was carried at today's Special Congress in Croke Park.
A number of motions were passed at today's Special Congress aimed at making more room for club activity in the GAA calendar.
A significant change regarding the kick-out rule in Gaelic football will be introduced from January 1 next.
Joe Kernan has confirmed that three AFL-based players will be on Ireland's 23-man squad for this year's International Rules Series.
Following a meeting with GAA chiefs last Friday, the Club Players Association has shelved plans to protest at this weekend's Special Congress.
A record attendance of 46,286 showed up at Croke Park yesterday for the ladies football finals...
"You'd have to be thrilled for them, they didn't just represent themselves today but it was the groups of the last number of years, even going back to our own group in 2003. But we are very proud of them at this moment in time."