"Riding him is like driving a Rolls Royce"
- Charlie Swan heaps praise on AIB Festival Hurdle winner Istabraq.
"Our experts tell us that for the moment blood tests in Alpine skiing are not reliable"
- The International Ski Federation complicating the already complex issue of drugs in sport.
"When I was appointed to the job by a margin of about 30-16, I realised that I wasn't going into a totally straightforward situation."
- Galway manager John O'Mahony on taking the reins of the All-Ireland champions.