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Daly rubbishes ‘turmoil’ reports

Anthony DalyBy Jim O’Sullivan
CLARE hurling coach Anthony Daly claimed last night that attempts have been made to undermine the Banner’s senior set-up, but insisted these "undercurrents" would not succeed.

In the wake of the controversial resignation of the Banner’s long-time physio, Colum Flynn, Daly rejected suggestions of ‘turmoil’ in the Clare camp, saying the set-up ‘had never been as good’.

In a statement, he warned: "It’s my opinion that since I was appointed there have been undercurrents which, it would appear, were designed to undermine the Clare senior hurling set up and these have been reflected in a number of ways."

He explained: "I had no contact from Colum Flynn or Ger Hartmann about their decision to cease their involvement with the Clare team.

"Ger Hartman’s professional services were retained by Clare GAA during the past decade. Colum Flynn has been involved with Clare teams for many years and, of course we appreciate his services.

"However, Clare hurling is bigger that any individual or any group of individuals and we are going forward with renewed determination and 100% commitment from all for 2006. That is the end of the matter as far as I am concerned and we will now focus out minds on the upcoming league."

Clare GAA chairman Michael McDonagh also stressed that hurling in the county was not ‘in turmoil’ and revealed what he believes is a sinister twist in the manner the resignations became public.

"I am saddened to hear that Colum Flynn has resigned. He is a great man and a great Clareman. Unfortunately, the show must go on," he said.

Mr McDonagh, a detective Garda, also revealed he had advance knowledge of a newspaper article on the controversy.

When asked to elaborate, Mr McDonagh said that he, along with his wife, had overheard a telephone conversation on Sunday night that included a reference to a named journalist.

Based on this call he received on Sunday night, he said that both himself and his wife would be making statements to the Gardaí.

"I cannot comment further on the matter as this (Monday) morning I made an informal complaint to the Gardaí in relation to that telephone call. I have since prepared statements which myself and my wife will be forwarding to the Gardaí in the morning for full investigation."

Banner hurling captain Sean McMahon added: "The players have total confidence in the management team and medical support. It was never better and all are working to ensure that Clare hurling maintains its place at the top of the ladder."

 

Daly rubbishes ‘turmoil’ reports

Anthony DalyBy Jim O’Sullivan
CLARE hurling coach Anthony Daly claimed last night that attempts have been made to undermine the Banner’s senior set-up, but insisted these "undercurrents" would not succeed.

In the wake of the controversial resignation of the Banner’s long-time physio, Colum Flynn, Daly rejected suggestions of ‘turmoil’ in the Clare camp, saying the set-up ‘had never been as good’.

In a statement, he warned: "It’s my opinion that since I was appointed there have been undercurrents which, it would appear, were designed to undermine the Clare senior hurling set up and these have been reflected in a number of ways."

He explained: "I had no contact from Colum Flynn or Ger Hartmann about their decision to cease their involvement with the Clare team.

"Ger Hartman’s professional services were retained by Clare GAA during the past decade. Colum Flynn has been involved with Clare teams for many years and, of course we appreciate his services.

"However, Clare hurling is bigger that any individual or any group of individuals and we are going forward with renewed determination and 100% commitment from all for 2006. That is the end of the matter as far as I am concerned and we will now focus out minds on the upcoming league."

Clare GAA chairman Michael McDonagh also stressed that hurling in the county was not ‘in turmoil’ and revealed what he believes is a sinister twist in the manner the resignations became public.

"I am saddened to hear that Colum Flynn has resigned. He is a great man and a great Clareman. Unfortunately, the show must go on," he said.

Mr McDonagh, a detective Garda, also revealed he had advance knowledge of a newspaper article on the controversy.

When asked to elaborate, Mr McDonagh said that he, along with his wife, had overheard a telephone conversation on Sunday night that included a reference to a named journalist.

Based on this call he received on Sunday night, he said that both himself and his wife would be making statements to the Gardaí.

"I cannot comment further on the matter as this (Monday) morning I made an informal complaint to the Gardaí in relation to that telephone call. I have since prepared statements which myself and my wife will be forwarding to the Gardaí in the morning for full investigation."

Banner hurling captain Sean McMahon added: "The players have total confidence in the management team and medical support. It was never better and all are working to ensure that Clare hurling maintains its place at the top of the ladder."

 

Daly rubbishes ‘turmoil’ reports

Anthony DalyBy Jim O’Sullivan
CLARE hurling coach Anthony Daly claimed last night that attempts have been made to undermine the Banner’s senior set-up, but insisted these "undercurrents" would not succeed.

In the wake of the controversial resignation of the Banner’s long-time physio, Colum Flynn, Daly rejected suggestions of ‘turmoil’ in the Clare camp, saying the set-up ‘had never been as good’.

In a statement, he warned: "It’s my opinion that since I was appointed there have been undercurrents which, it would appear, were designed to undermine the Clare senior hurling set up and these have been reflected in a number of ways."

He explained: "I had no contact from Colum Flynn or Ger Hartmann about their decision to cease their involvement with the Clare team.

"Ger Hartman’s professional services were retained by Clare GAA during the past decade. Colum Flynn has been involved with Clare teams for many years and, of course we appreciate his services.

"However, Clare hurling is bigger that any individual or any group of individuals and we are going forward with renewed determination and 100% commitment from all for 2006. That is the end of the matter as far as I am concerned and we will now focus out minds on the upcoming league."

Clare GAA chairman Michael McDonagh also stressed that hurling in the county was not ‘in turmoil’ and revealed what he believes is a sinister twist in the manner the resignations became public.

"I am saddened to hear that Colum Flynn has resigned. He is a great man and a great Clareman. Unfortunately, the show must go on," he said.

Mr McDonagh, a detective Garda, also revealed he had advance knowledge of a newspaper article on the controversy.

When asked to elaborate, Mr McDonagh said that he, along with his wife, had overheard a telephone conversation on Sunday night that included a reference to a named journalist.

Based on this call he received on Sunday night, he said that both himself and his wife would be making statements to the Gardaí.

"I cannot comment further on the matter as this (Monday) morning I made an informal complaint to the Gardaí in relation to that telephone call. I have since prepared statements which myself and my wife will be forwarding to the Gardaí in the morning for full investigation."

Banner hurling captain Sean McMahon added: "The players have total confidence in the management team and medical support. It was never better and all are working to ensure that Clare hurling maintains its place at the top of the ladder."