| 14.9°C Dublin

Daly lays down gauntlet

Close

Dublin manager Anthony Daly. Picture: D Brennan / SPORTSFILE

Dublin manager Anthony Daly. Picture: D Brennan / SPORTSFILE

Dublin manager Anthony Daly. Picture: D Brennan / SPORTSFILE

ANTHONY DALY has kept faith in the same Sky Blue team for Sunday's daunting Leinster date with Kilkenny - and now challenged them to produce "a great" Dublin display.

Daly (right) was stung badly a year ago when his team failed to play anywhere close to potential at the same Portlaoise venue, finishing on the wrong end of an 18-point mauling from the rampant All-Ireland champions.

His side has been widely written off for Sunday's re-match, but the Clareman is calling for "a great Dublin performance. That's what we're hoping for." But he also admitted: "Wherever that takes us, I'm not so sure."

The Dubs today confirmed an unchanged line-up from the one that defeated Wexford at the second attempt, although there is speculation of some positional manoeuvres.

Daly said it has actually helped Dublin's preparation that "people see it as a mismatch" while he also insisted: "I think we're having a fairly good season. It's been fairly positive, so it's about driving on now."

DUBLIN (SH v Wexford): G Maguire; N Corcoran, P Kelly, P Schutte; S Hiney, L Rushe, M Carton; J McCaffrey, J Boland; C Keaney, R O'Dwyer, D Sutcliffe; P Ryan, D Treacy, C McCormack.


Privacy