Anthony Daly - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

ANTHONY DALY: Limerick have the quality but can learn from Galway model

I’ve said this numerous times already in relation to Limerick but they need to be patient now, writes Anthony Daly.

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ANTHONY DALY: Credit Donoghue for trusting his players

In a TV interview afterwards, David Burke spoke about an incident midway through the second half, where he shouted to Joe Canning, Conor Cooney, and Joseph Cooney.

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ANTHONY DALY: Wily Waterford had warriors all over the field

I’ll never forget the impact our win against Kilkenny had on the Dublin players in 2013, writes Anthony Daly

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ANTHONY DALY: The Tadgh de Búrca factor is a game-changer for Waterford

As a hurler, I was many things. I was sometimes caught for pace. I wasn’t hectic under the high ball but I never let any of that stuff worry me because I mostly felt I could make up for any deficits by reading the game, having a sure first touch, and with confidence. 

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ANTHONY DALY: Galway players driving the machine

As Galway v Tipperary games go, Anthony Daly felt yesterday’s was on another level.

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ANTHONY DALY: You cannot buy confidence. Galway have it in abundance

Galway have shown to date that when they are tuned and ready, they are capable of wrecking teams, writes Anthony Daly.

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ANTHONY DALY: More balanced Limerick get big guns firing

Even if Cork had Luke Meade and Darragh Fitzgibbon I still would have felt that Limerick were more balanced. And they were, writes Anthony Daly.

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ANTHONY DALY: Grounded Waterford get the job done with no frills

Waterford were just the better team. So were Tipperary on Saturday but there was still a sense that Clare left it after them. You cannot argue against 21 points from play to seven, but some of the missed chances for Clare were soul destroying, writes Anthony Daly.

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ANTHONY DALY: Clare must throw off the shackles against Tipperary

So finally, the big day has arrived. The Páirc is back open, with a shiny new stadium wrapped up in a big red bow, writes Anthony Daly

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ANTHONY DALY: Cork pack lethal counterpunch

Yesterday was tough, in more ways than one. I wasn’t in Thurles because I watched the game from the RTÉ studios in Montrose. It felt weird but, in another way, it was easier. 

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ANTHONY DALY: A pumped Clare’s best might just be good enough

Having Dónal Óg Cusack on board is a big advantage, especially with Clare’s need to shut down Anthony Nash’s puckouts, particularly to Conor Lehane, writes Anthony Daly.

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ANTHONY DALY: A steel fist in a maroon velvet glove

Anytime I get the lift down from the press box to level 2 in the Hogan Stand, I always look over at the hurling roll of honour as I make my way out through the corridor of the main exit.

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ANTHONY DALY: The Bob O’Keeffe Cup is not Galway’s Holy Grail but success is now demanded

Before the 2013 Leinster final, we were listening to a standard backing track in Dublin.

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