ANTHONY DALY: Derek’s winning approach was laced with class and dignity

As early as yesterday morning, some bookies had me priced at 5-1 to be installed as the next Waterford manager. Some free advice; keep yere money in yere pockets. The road from west Clare to Waterford is one significant reason I wouldn’t entertain the prospect. But the main one is pretty obvious — replacing Derek McGrath certainly won’t be an easy gig. For anyone.

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ANTHONY DALY: Clare have massive momentum in search for that precious gold

Of all the days I have been with RTÉ, yesterday was definitely the toughest, writes Anthony Daly.

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ANTHONY DALY: Limerick just don’t like coming out to our field

The last time Limerick came to Cusack Park for a Munster Championship match, in 1993, we were ready for an all-out battle. We felt we had to make a stand, writes Anthony Daly

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ANTHONY DALY: Banner must now drive on for greater days ahead

Clare absolutely cashed in those chips when the roulette wheel seemed about to spin off the table, writes Anthony Daly

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ANTHONY DALY: What do you do with a wounded animal? Kill

I got a call from my old buddy, Niall Gilligan, on Tuesday morning. We were chatting about meeting Fr Harry Bohan for a quiet drink at some stage. 

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ANTHONY DALY: Tipperary an old champion boxer one punch away from the canvas

The World Cup is beginning next week. There hasn’t been much talk about it since Ireland aren’t involved but there is always a natural giddiness before the carnival arrives, writes Anthony Daly.

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ANTHONY DALY: Fresher Limerick have package to trump Cork’s marquee names

When I was with the Limerick underage academy, and the Limerick minors, my boss Joe McKenna had a couple of hard and fast rules, one of which was very simple — never play Cork in a challenge game. 

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ANTHONY DALY: Tipperary come back to life after Ger Loughnane’s kiss of death

Ger Loughnane, as he is often capable of doing, not only had issued the last rites to this Tipperary team at half-time yesterday; he had also effectively organised the wake, was preparing the funeral, and was just about to start shovelling clay on top of the Tipperary coffin. 

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ANTHONY DALY: Beware of the wounded this weekend

I was working for RTÉ Radio 1 on the evening that Tipperary annihilated Galway in the 2010 All-Ireland U21 final.

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ANTHONY DALY: Limerick men stood up to be counted in every corner of pitch

I got talking to Joe McKenna in the Gaelic Grounds yesterday shortly after the final whistle. Joe was naturally on a high, as was the whole Limerick crowd, a good share of whom were down on the pitch basking in the warm afterglow of such an impressive win, writes Anthony Daly.

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ANTHONY DALY: Defensive uncertainty could cost Clare dearly

ON Wednesday, Seánie McMahon, Liam Doyle and I sat down with John Fogarty, of this parish, in Dromoland Castle. We rolled back the good times, regaled ourselves with old stories and rekindled those magical flames which burned in our hearts throughout our Clare careers (the details of the conversation appear elsewhere on the Irish Examiner website today).

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ANTHONY DALY: Make no mistake, this was a big let-down for Tipperary

When I was Clare manager, we played Limerick in the league semi-final in 2006 in Thurles. The game went to extra-time but it nearly seemed that both teams were more concerned with losing the match than winning it, writes Anthony Daly.

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ANTHONY DALY: When two tribes go to war...

Rivals Kilkenny and Tipperary meet again tomorrow in the league final in Nowlan Park. Anthony Daly says this Kilkenny group know by this stage that if they’re not producing the goods, Brian Cody will get someone else to do it

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ANTHONY DALY: Old money back in circulation

After all the new money and massive entertainment on show this spring, the final now is an old-money showdown between Kilkenny and Tipp, writes Anthony Daly

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ANTHONY DALY: Limerick will dig deep to go Down Under

After the long spin down from Croke Park last Sunday evening, I stopped into my own pub, Murty Browne’s, for a pint. 

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ANTHONY DALY: Gilroy should be down in Dalkey sweet-talking the Cuala heroes

Cuala have just kept finding the answers when the hardest questions imaginable have been asked of them, writes Anthony Daly.

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