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21st Sep 2014

From Joe Brolly to James O’Donoghue, here are the best quotes of the Gaelic Football season so far

Who has caused unnecessary controversy and who has said the right things? You probably know the answer to both of those questions already...

Alan Loughnane

Who has caused unnecessary controversy and who has said the right things? You probably know the answer to both of those questions already…

It’s been an exciting year in the world of GAA with shocks galore and a flurry of outrageous and controversial statements permeating the Sunday Game and the various GAA talk shows.

So we asked ourselves, what has been the best quote of the footballing championship? But we found that impossible to answer impartially, so we have decided to put together a collection of the best Gaelic football related quotes of the year so far.

The kicker (excuse the pun) is; we are going to leave it to you, the readers, to pick your favourite quote and let us know in the comments below… may the odds be forever in your favour.

Up first we have the ever controversial Joe Brolly who made a rather crass and crude remark on Twitter about a certain glamorous SKY presenter named Rachel Wyse and her analysis team.

“SKY = TV3 plus Baywatch Babe”

We think Joe might as well have done this…


Brendan Devenney was basically on his own in thinking Donegal would beat Dublin.

“I have absolutely no doubt that Donegal will beat Dublin.” His predictions start at 25:24.

Pat Spillane has finally found a cure for insomnia, and it is Mayo V Roscommon.

Next up is Aidan O’Shea’s tribute to James Horan after their semi-final defeat to Kerry.

Martin McHugh sparked controversy and outrage around the country when he dared to question Colm Cooper.

Joe Brolly features once again on our list with his outspoken assessment of the Cavan footballers.

“The one real anomaly in the League is The Black Death (Cavan). They have continued to play the most horrible, defensive football the game has ever seen, oblivious to the trend towards attack based, non-fouling football.

“A warning: Please resist the temptation to go watch them play, as this will only encourage them.

“It may also lead to others catching the black death, which is fatal to all known forms of Gaelic football.”

The SKY Sports deal was a big talking point this summer and even the players waded in on the subject, and it must be said James O’Donoghue made a valid point.

Tomás O Sé produced this blatantly obvious gem for the Sunday Game when he explained what the game is about to Des Cahill.

“It’s called football.”

Video via RTE Sport.

There you have it folks, those are our favourite quotes from this year’s Gaelic football league and championship. Now we will concede that we have probably (definitely) forgotten some roses among the weeds but feel free to send us in any we have forgotten.

We won’t be offended by your suggestions… we swear.

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Main image ©INPHO/James Crombie.