"It's actually curtailing goal opportunities, about eight or nine different times in the match it curtailed good movement, good flowing moves. Is that improving the game of football? I think it's a waste of time and I've said it all along."
Corkman Mark Keane and Derry's Anton Tohill were on the training ground this week within hours of getting their Australian adventure under way, determined to pick up the skills that may someday establish them as AFL players with Collingwood.
AFL club North Melbourne are looking at the possibility of recruiting their first GAA player for a decade, with Red Óg Murphy and Oisín McWilliams spending this week on trial with the Victorian outfit at their Arden Street base.
Michael Cusack's GAC Sydney is the largest, and one of the most successful, GAA Clubs in Australasia with teams competing across all GAA playing codes - Men's and Ladies Gaelic Football, Hurling and Camogie.