Ahead of the All-Ireland Hurling final another big hurling news story has broke.
Anthony Daly has stepped down as Dublin senior hurling manager.
Clare man Anthony Daly, a two-time All-Ireland winning captain with the Banner County, was appointed as manager of Dublin at the end of 2008. After being knocked out of the All-Ireland hurling championship by Tipperary in the quarter final, question marks were raised over his position in the future.
In his six years managing ‘The Dubs’, his highlights included bringing Dublin to their first league title in over 65 years against Kilkenny in 2011 and also their first Leinster title in 52 years in 2013 defeating Galway.
News broke after Dublin GAA twitter account posted the news and thanked him for all his hard work.
A statement from the county board read:
“Dublin GAA can confirm that Anthony Daly has ended his tenure as our senior hurling manager.
“Anthony served as Dublin manager for six years and during that period brought us back to the top table in the game.
“While this year ended in disappointment, we enjoyed some incredible days during his term.
“At the start of May in 2011 Dublin captured their first NHL Division 1 title since 1939 and we will never forget the joy of being crowned Leinster SHC champions in 2013, ending a barren run in the province that stretched back 52 years.
“We wish to take this opportunity to thank Anthony and his management teams during his time for all their incredible work and dedication as well as the colour that his great personality brought to Dublin hurling.
“Dublin GAA wish Anthony and his selectors Ciaran Hetherton, Richie Stakelum, Shane Martin and the rest of his management team all the best for the future.”