- A man who will misuse an apostrophe is capable of anything.
- Greenslade, Roy (6 August 2012). "Con Houlihan, Ireland's premier sportswriter, dies at 86". The Guardian.
- Paddy dashed back towards his goal like a woman who smells a cake burning. The ball won the race and it curled inside the near post as Paddy crashed into the outside of the net and lay against it like a fireman who had returned to find his station ablaze.