New York will prepare for what they hope will be a first ever win in the Connacht senior football championship next month by taking on All-Ireland club champions Corofin in a challenge match in the Big Apple next week.
"His status at the moment is that both Diarmuid and I agreed that what was best was that he would take a rest over these games. He has had a long number of years playing senior inter-county football, as have a lot of this group, so that decision was made in his best interests."
"We lost the first two games by three points. Potentially we could have won one or both of those two games. I'm not saying we should have but we were in a position where we might have. Three points is not a big losing deficit by any means. Obviously, we were tipped very strongly to be playing a relegation battle. But our ambition wasn't to do that of course."
"I thought we probably deserved to be four or five ahead (at half-time). Disappointed with that but when you play Galway, they're not going to let go. They were working really hard out there. The thing I like about it from our side was that when the game got in the melting pot we put down the heads and went again which was great."
"It's certainly not the way any person involved in hurling wants to see a match finish, taking 65s like that. It's not the way to finish a game but it is what it is and we can't control it. Ideally, you'd like to go out at it again but it's just not to be and that's it."