Friday 23 March 2018

Anthony Daly's odds for Dublin return slashed after he quits Limerick academy role

Anthony Daly has taken over at Kilmacud Crokes
Anthony Daly has taken over at Kilmacud Crokes

Jackie Cahill

The odds on Anthony Daly making a dramatic return as Dublin hurling manager were slashed last night after he confirmed he's stepping down from his director of coaching role at Limerick's underage academy.

Daly, Clare's All-Ireland-winning captain in 1995 and '97, had been in the position since December 2014. At the same time, Daly was acting as coach to successive Limerick minor teams managed by Leo O'Connor, Pat Donnelly and John Mulqueen.

In a statement released last night, Daly said: "After carefully reflecting, I've decided to resign from my position as director of coaching in the Limerick underage academy.

"They have been three very enjoyable years and the highlight was qualifying for an All-Ireland minor final in 2016.

"I would like to thank the Limerick County Board for giving me the opportunity and a special word of thanks to Joe McKenna, the former head of the academy, who invited me in initially."

Speculation is sure to mount about a possible return to the vacant Dublin role - which he left in 2014 having guided the capital to Leinster glory the previous year.

Irish Independent

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