"We have a great game. We have a great game, and it's important we mind it. In hurling you can blow for a free every minute or two, but it's important to be sensible. I'm not going to give out right now because there's no point but I love the game of hurling we have, we need to be careful."
Some of the game's biggest names will be sweating on their top flight status in the coming weeks in the Lidl National Football League Division 1 with Donegal now bottom of the table, while TG4 All-Ireland Senior champions Dublin and Waterford are only one point clear of relegation after their respective results.
Champions Galway showed considerable improvement from their stuttering opening round defeat of Dublin to blitz Limerick in the Littlewoods Ireland Camogie League Division 1 at Duggan Park by 4-13 to 0-7.
Kelly Ann Hogan kicked a nerveless late leveller as Ciaran Curran's Waterford fought back from a four-point deficit to secure a share of the spoils in this tight Lidl National Football League Division 1 clash at Fraher Field.
"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.
With a number of GAA players committing to Aussie Rules, should the GAA break its ties with the AFL?