Brian and me were in training pretty early the day after Deccie
told me," revealed Heaslip.
It would have been something Deccie
would always have maintained - we play to win, y'know?
I came in and before even Deccie
spoke I stood up and said basically: 'I'm better served on the pitch than off the pitch.
I've seen Deccie
Daly and Derek Coughlan - lads I'd have looked up to - win this and now I'm one of them.
But because of the barren years that myself, Deccie
Darcy, Jim Gavin, Mick Deegan to a certain extent had, that will certainly ground the team.
France are allowing the Marc Lievremont experiment to continue, no matter how barmy it looks sometimes, Andy Robinson is striding forward with Scotland, no-one expects much from Nick Mallett's Italy and Declan Kidney is now Saint Deccie
after winning the Grand Slam.
Joe Gambe, Dave Hill, Mick Devine, Colin O'Brien, Deccie
Daly and Patsy Freyne were some of the lads involved.
[O'Sullivan] came on, I knew, I told him it was gone.
That was from 2000/2002 and Bennett told Mirror Sport: "There was John, Patsy Freyne, Deccie
The longer and longer it was going, unfortunately that wasn't the case, but once I got back to Cork again, and got back to Deccie
(O'Sullivan) he just reassured me again anything he could do to get me back he would.
When I came back I said, 'I'm not going to be tippy-tappy now', because I knew that Deccie
(O'Sullivan, Cork physio) wouldn't let me go back in unless I was 100% right, he'd be kind of pessimistic that way.
In that period he was obviously up in Irish camp working with Gert Smal, Less Kiss and Deccie
(Declan Kidney), and this year with Joe (Schmidt) and the Wolfhounds.