Michael Cahill says the speculation surrounding Cathal Barrett's absence affected Tipperary's defence of their All-Ireland title this summer.
New Dublin hurling boss Pat Gilroy says he is "very close" to finalising his backroom team.
St Vincent's manager Brian Mullins says the reigning Dublin club football champions need to improve if they are to retain their title this year.
Two-time All-Ireland winner Kevin Martin is set to be appointed as Offaly's new senior hurling manager.
Dublin's four-time All Ireland-winning forward Dean Rock warns against under-estimating Kilmacud Crokes in Dublin League title bid.