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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ANTHONY DALY: Shootout pressure should not be heaped on amateur players

I was in the Gaelic Grounds yesterday at 3.10pm. I was still there after 7pm. On another day, I’d have watched three matches in that time but yesterday’s contest was no ordinary game.

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ANTHONY DALY: Na Piarsaigh V Cuala a stamina-sprint between two thoroughbreds

There were some brilliant races at Cheltenham last week but Na Piarsaigh V Cuala was some stamina-sprint between two thoroughbreds, writes Anthony Daly.

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ANTHONY DALY: Why would you show your hand now and give anyone a dry run?

Given that this league has, at times, been a huge phoney war, God only knows how teams are going to treat the quarter-finals, writes Anthony Daly.

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ANTHONY DALY: A critical moment to cherish in Limerick's modern history

I watched the Limerick-Galway game in the RTÉ Studio in Montrose yesterday afternoon, just after Michael Duignan and I had watched the Tipperary-Cork game live.

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ANTHONY DALY: A glorious opportunity to see how far Limerick have come

On the day Dublin played Waterford in the relegation final in Walsh Park in 2014, we still had four minutes before we had to leave the dressing room when I walked out the door. “I’ve enough said,” I told the players. “I’m going.” I high-tailed, banged the door and was gone.

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ANTHONY DALY: Hang-ups gone, Limerick are ready for odyssey

I met a man on Wednesday night mad keen to chat about the old days with Clare, good and bad. Inevitably, the bad came first. “God, 1993 was some total disaster,” he said. “The hiding we got from Tipperary was something savage.”

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ANTHONY DALY: Kilkenny fight with the humility of their modest old heroes

For years I spent so long trying to take down Kilkenny lads that I am now spending so much time alongside in TV studios, writes Anthony Daly.

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ANTHONY DALY: Is this shadow boxing before temperature rises in summer?

That’s why this league is about more than just accumulating points. Because accumulating lessons and experience is often just as important, writes Anthony Daly

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ANTHONY DALY: Are Wexford peaking in February when they should be puking?

It may only be February but the Model County already look to be in peak condition, reckons Anthony Daly

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ANTHONY DALY: Fired up Fitzy still gunning for grand slams

Over 20 years on, Davy Fitzgerald still wants to win everything as badly as ever, writes Anthony Daly

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ANTHONY DALY: With all changed utterly, teams fall back on home comforts

We’re all still trying to make some sense of this new hurling calendar, with matches in January and a glut of upcoming fixtures to rival the Premier League’s Christmas schedule, writes Anthony Daly.

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ANTHONY DALY: 2018 may prove to be Brian Cody’s biggest challenge

I was driving home from an underage coaching day in Kilmacud Crokes in Dublin last Saturday when a friend texted me. “Some Walsh Cup final in Nowlan Park,” he said. “It sounds like an epic.”

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