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Dublin manager Anthony Daly

Dublin manager Anthony Daly

Dublin manager Anthony Daly

ANTHONY Daly was yesterday appointed director of Limerick's underage hurling academy, writes Conor McKeon.

The former Dublin boss (below), who stood down after six years in the capital following a disappointing 2014, replaces former Antrim manager Jerry Wallace.

Wallace issued a statement last Friday rubbishing claims that he could no longer commit to the role on account of taking on a new position as manager of Cork senior club, Midleton, insisting he was removed from the job.

"Midleton GAA Club were, when honouring me

with the position of Senior Hurling Manager of my home club, fully aware of my long-standing commitment to Underage Hurling in Limerick," he explained.

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"The suggestion therefore that I would "walk away" from the Academy is incorrect and has already led to false rumours in Limerick and on social media."

"In fact, I stated unequivocally to the Hurling Committee that I was very keen to continue my role with the Academy. The Committee decided not to agree with this,"

Limerick's underage hurling academy was founded three years ago and is understood to be financed independently from the Limerick county board. Limerick's minor team and the development squads utilise the high performance facilities in UL, where Daly will be based.

Previously, the Clarecastle man served as manager of LIT's Fresher team.

Daly's brief will means he oversee the work being carried out at all levels from Under 14 through to minor level.

The Clareman will also serve as coach to the Limerick minor hurlers next season, another of Wallace's former roles.

It is understood that Wallace met with the Limerick board and agreed to stand down from this position, whilst staying in the position of director, although this arrangement was apparently deemed unacceptable to the board's members.

Limerick's minors, who contested last year's All-Ireland final, will be managed by Leo O'Connor.


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