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Anthony Daly teams up with Setanta for league


Dublin manager Anthony Daly

Dublin manager Anthony Daly

Dublin manager Anthony Daly

ANTHONY DALY will be swapping the Dublin dugout for the TV studio after signing up for Setanta Sports' live coverage of the Allianz Leagues this spring.

The ex-Sky Blues supremo (pictured) will provide match analysis of Setanta's Allianz NHL coverage, alongside retired Kilkenny hurler Brian Hogan and Daly's former Clare playing colleague, Jamesie O'Connor.

Between its two stations - Setanta Ireland and Setanta 1 - the satellite broadcaster will show 17 league matches live from late January to the end of March.

Daly will have a chance to run the rule over his old team when Dublin hurlers' March 7 home clash with Cork is broadcast, but most of the spring focus will be on football with 12 NFL games on the schedule released yesterday.

Once again, Jim Gavin's Dublin footballers will attract most attention. Four of their seven regulation games in Division One will have a Saturday night airing - home ties against Donegal (February 7) and Tyrone (March 7), followed by a trip to Mayo (March 14) and another capital clash with Derry (March 28).

The station has also beefed up its team of football analysts with some heavyweight additions.

Two recently retired All-Ireland winners - Kerry legend Declan O'Sullivan and Donegal's Rory Kavanagh - will offer their expert insight along with former Mayo boss James Horan. They will join Senan Connell, Aaron Kernan, Billy Joe Padden, Liam McHale and Cian Ward for the coming season.

SETANTA SCHEDULE FOR 2015 (Subject to change)

NFL - JAN 31: Donegal v Derry, Setanta Ire, 7pm; Tyrone v Monaghan, Setanta 1, 7pm. FEB 7: Dublin v Donegal, Setanta 1, 7pm; Meath v Kildare, Setanta Ire, 7pm. FEB 28: Tyrone v Derry, Setanta Ire, 7pm; Cavan v Down, Setanta 1, 7pm. MAR 7: Dublin v Tyrone, Setanta Ire, 7pm; Cavan v Kildare, Setanta 1, 7pm. MAR 14: Mayo v Dublin, Setanta 1, 7pm; Meath v Laois, Setanta Ire, 7pm. MAR 28: Dublin v Derry, Setanta Ireland, 7pm; Down v Meath, Setanta 1, 7pm.

NHL - FEB 14: Cork v Kilkenny, Setanta Ire, 7pm; Limerick v Waterford, Setanta 1, 7pm. FEB 21: Cork v Clare, Setanta Ire, 7pm; Waterford v Laois, Setanta 1, 7pm. MAR 7: Dublin v Cork, Setanta Ireland, 5pm

Matches also available to GAAGo subscribers.