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.More
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.More
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.More
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.More
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.More
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.More
Before the 2013 Leinster final, we were listening to a standard backing track in Dublin.More
As I parked my car in Dr Morris Park before yesterday’s game, the Moycarkey Pipe band were just tuning up before the U25 game.More
Cork ran riot at times against Tipp but Waterford will question how much Tipp really tested them, writes Anthony Daly.More
Over the last three weeks, everyone raved about the quality of the Cork-Tipperary match but Saturday night’s game appealed to me a lot more, writes Anthony Daly.More
In various conversations with the three Kilkenny Sunday Game analysts — Henry Shefflin, Jackie Tyrell and Eddie Brennan — over the last couple of months, you could almost sense the manic, primal Kilkennyesque ferocity in them anytime Wexford and June 10 was mentioned, writes Anthony Daly.More
Given my Clare loyalty and my Limerick connections to their underage Academy, I stole into Thurles yesterday like a thief in the night; head down, baseball cap pulled tightly down over my eyes, plain clothes, biro and notepad in my hand.More
Clare have only won one game in Munster since 2008. It hasn’t been good enough, writes Anthony Daly.More
When I was coming out of Tullamore yesterday, I ran into a few Dublin supporters. The disappointment and frustration was visible on their faces.More
On Wednesday night I took out a pen and paper and wrote down an alternative Dublin team to the one that is selected for tomorrow in Tullamore.
Donie Walsh is a Cork man but he’s a Garda based in Limerick who hurls for the Clarecastle Junior B’s. He is a diehard Chelsea fan, writes Anthony Daly.
Cork will believe they can give Tipperary a fair rattle, writes Anthony Daly.
On my first year on the Clare panel in 1989, we had five-weeks with the clubs after the league finished, writes Anthony Daly.