“Irish would be spoken, depending on who is involved. Our current manager, Aodan De Paor, would only speak Irish to a good few members of the team. It’s a dual-language club. That was something that attracted me to it as well.”
“I’m not sure who demands that. Is it players or is it coaches who are being paid? Really enjoyed my time [with Cork]. Got to play with really good players. Didn’t win an All-Ireland, but enjoyed it. Was really proud to represent my club in that situation as well.”
“He had that Glen Rovers spirit or that real confidence in his own ability. He was just so talented. I see it in school now. I see students who are gifted musicians or gifted at maths. This guy, his gift was hurling. I’m happy to have seen him up close,” Collins says.