Anthony Daly - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

ANTHONY DALY: Tipp face the music, but Galway must postpone songwriting

On the way home from the Gaelic Grounds yesterday, I was snaking my way out the Ennis Road in my car when I saw Conor Hayes at the side of the road.

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ANTHONY DALY: Treaty’s lack of intensity a damning indictment

After Clare were well beaten by Cork in the 1998 league semi-final in Thurles, myself, Fergie Tuohy, and ‘Sparrow’ O’Loughlin went back to Powers in Clarecastle.

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ANTHONY DALY: Black becomes white in April, but semis are painted in shades of grey

There is everything to play for now but you’ll probably be able to tell from the warm-ups in Nowlan Park and the Gaelic Grounds who is up for this the most, writes Anthony Daly

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ANTHONY DALY: Young players drove Treaty over the line

I was in Páirc Uí Rinn early yesterday, primarily to get a good seat and to sample the atmosphere. I’m not really a football fan, but I was there for all of the Cork-Down match.

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ANTHONY DALY: Should you bring war or phoney war to the league quarter-finals?

A few years back, around this time of the year, I did this promotional event in the old Arbour Hill Boxing Club in Stoneybatter with Mickey Harte. 

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ANTHONY DALY: Maybe the Gary Keegan impact is being felt in Cork

You have to give it to Cork for the way they responded after successive defeats to Dublin and Kilkenny, writes Anthony Daly.

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ANTHONY DALY: Limerick may pick up the weekend’s most valuable points

In the last round of the league in 2013, Dublin played Carlow in Parnell Park. We were second in Division 1B so we needed to win to ensure we made the final against Limerick, writes Anthony Daly.

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ANTHONY DALY: Cuala just got a better handle on Ballyea’s big dogs

Ballyea’s main problem yesterday was their big names were too busy with a direct opponent, writes Anthony Daly.

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ANTHONY DALY: Ruby Walsh and Willie Mullins don’t operate under the seduction of safety

This game is a mixture of talent, bravery and luck and maybe Willie Mullins’ has just turned at the right time, writes Anthony Daly.

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ANTHONY DALY: Costly carnage as Santa returns for bookies

I’m sure the majority of wallets were thin after Douvan’s collapse, writes Anthony Daly.

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ANTHONY DALY: Day One of battle cautiously negotiated and a little ahead

The acute pangs for the Cotswolds began early yesterday. To unload the frustration, I tapped on my phone and screamed as loud as I could on Twitter. ‘I hate, hate anyone heading to Cheltenham today’.

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ANTHONY DALY: When Kilkenny are in defiant mood, there’s bound to be fireworks

This league has been so up and down, so hit and miss so far, that the intensity and energy was like going from afternoon tea in Dromoland Castle to a dance party in Ibiza, writes Anthony Daly.

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ANTHONY DALY: Mental edge is as important as any physical edge

Kilkenny will be on high alert, especially after the trimming they took from Clare, writes Anthony Daly.

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ANTHONY DALY: Talk of crisis never lasts long on Brian Cody’s watch

A savage amount of rain has fallen in the last week and I just wonder did the underfoot conditions contribute to so many injuries in Semple Stadium and Nowlan Park yesterday?

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ANTHONY DALY: Leave calling the league to animal instinct

In 2008, Paul the Octopus was hatched from an egg at the Sea Life Centre in Weymouth, England, before being moved to a tank at Oberhausen, in Germany.

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ANTHONY DALY: Premier find way past Déise defensive blanket

Tipp and Wexford are the only teams whose form-lines have been ultra-consistent so far but February can do that to you, says Anthony Daly.

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ANTHONY DALY: New Cork are more than the sum of their medals

Everything now is measured and governed by numbers and statistics, writes Anthony Daly

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ANTHONY DALY: Waterford’s steady progress to join top table

I took my place behind the Waterford dugout in Nowlan Park yesterday, disguised and muffled up with a hat and scarf, trying to stay as anonymous but close to the action as possible. 

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ANTHONY DALY: Even pulling in muck and dirt, it’s great to be back

Dublin will hope to perform this evening but Tipp should win, while Wexford Park will be electric for Limerick’s visit, writes Anthony Daly.

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