"Look, you are put on a committee for rules or revision or whatever you want to call it in Croke Park now and you are supposed to justify your existence by saying 'we'll come up with a brainwave'. To me that's not a brainwave. I'm saying it a long time, I wish they'd leave a very, very good game alone."
The facilities and underfoot conditions in Swinford were second to none, but the wicked wind, biting cold and watery sunshine made it very difficult for the players as Mayo battled their way to a crucial Lidl National Football League win over their visitors from the South East.
Storm Denis made it difficult at times but the 105th UPMC Ashbourne Cup Festival is well under way at Waterford IT Arena and a feast of drama has already been provided with the composition of the UPMC Ashbourne, Purcell and Fr Ó Meachair Cup Finals known at the end of the day's action.
Gráinne Kenneally is a Tipperary woman, who grew up on the Cork, Tipperary and Waterford border, played her club football in Waterford, went on to play inter-county for the Déise and now lines out for Kildare.
MANAGERS Peter Leahy and Ciaran Curran have rung the changes for Sunday's re-arranged Lidl National League Division 1 fixture between the sides - as both counties aim to make up ground on the pace-setters.
The fantastic Waterford IT Arena in Carriganore, on the outskirts of Waterford city, will play host to the 105th UPMC Ashbourne Cup weekend and it is shaping up to be a riveting festival of top notch Camogie.
Pitch inspections are being carried out at most GAA venues across the country this morning to determine if games in the Allianz Football League, Lidl National Ladies Football League and Littlewoods Ireland Camogie League can take place.
THE race for top-two finishes and Final places in all four Divisions of the 2020 Lidl Ladies National Football League intensifies this weekend - with Dublin and Cork preparing for a tussle under the lights at Croke Park.