Sunday 28 December 2014

Anthony Daly: Maybe it's time to let somebody else manage Dublin

Published 27/07/2014 | 18:34

27 July 2014; Dublin manager Anthony Daly reacts during the final moments of the game. GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Tipperary v Dublin. Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Picture credit: Diarmuid Greene / SPORTSFILE
Dublin manager Anthony Daly reacts during the final moments of the game. GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Tipperary v Dublin. Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Picture credit: Diarmuid Greene / SPORTSFILE
John O'Dwyer celebrates after scoring the first of his two goals for Tipperary. GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Tipperary v Dublin. Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
Conal Keaney, Dublin, is tackled by Tipperary defenders Paddy Stapleton, left, and Brendan Maher, Tipperary. GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Tipperary v Dublin. Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
Liam Rushe, Dublin, reacts after defeat to Tipperary. GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Tipperary v Dublin. Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Picture credit: Diarmuid Greene / SPORTSFILE
Shane Durkin, Dublin, in action against Noel McGrath, Tipperary. GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Tipperary v Dublin. Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
John O'Dwyer, Tipperary, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal. GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Tipperary v Dublin. Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Picture credit: Dáire Brennan / SPORTSFILE
Dublin captain John McCaffrey passes the sliothar under pressure from Tipperary players Brendan Maher, left, Gearoid Ryan, centre, and Kieran Bergin. GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Tipperary v Dublin. Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
Liam Rushe, Dublin, retains possession under pressure from Tipperary forwards Patrick Maher, left, and Gearóid Ryan. GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Tipperary v Dublin. Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
Liam Rushe, Dublin, gets a pat on the back from Tipperary's John O'Dwyer after the game. GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Tipperary v Dublin. Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Picture credit: Diarmuid Greene / SPORTSFILE
John McCaffrey, Dublin, in action against Kieran Bergin, left, and James Woodlock, Tipperary. GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Tipperary v Dublin. Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Picture credit: Dáire Brennan / SPORTSFILE
Patrick Maher, Tipperary, in action against Conal Keaney, Dublin. GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Tipperary v Dublin. Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Picture credit: Diarmuid Greene / SPORTSFILE
Kieran Bergin, Tipperary, in action against Ryan O'Dwyer, Dublin. GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Tipperary v Dublin. Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Picture credit: Dáire Brennan / SPORTSFILE

Dublin hurling manager Anthony Daly is pondering his future after his side were heavily beaten by Tipperary today in Thurles.

It was a lacklustre performance from the Dubs who rarely threatened and it could lead to Daly ending his six-year association with the county.

"I came to try and win an All-Ireland quarter final today and there is plenty of time over the next couple of weeks to ponder the future," Daly told the Sunday Game.

"Maybe it's time to let somebody else at it, we'll see over the next couple of weeks, we'll have a few chats with a few people.

"The Dubs need to do better every year, you win Leinster last year, the national league a couple of years ago and there's only one place you want to go.

"After winning the relegation playoff and beating Wexford it looked like we might kick on but unfortunately we didn't in the last two games.

"We've lost heavily to Kilkenny and Tipp and you can't hide from that."

In 2011 Daly led Dublin to their first National League title in 65 years and last year they became Leinster champions for the first time since 1961.

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