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Dublin boss Anthony Daly hails Michael Carruth's words of wisdom prior to win over Waterford

Updated: Monday, 31 Mar 2014 21:17 | Comments

Michael Carruth acts as a masseur to Anthony Daly's side
Michael Carruth acts as a masseur to Anthony Daly's side

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Anthony Daly has revealed that Olympic gold medallist Michael Carruth inspired the Dublin hurlers to victory over Waterford.

The play-off win saw the Leinster champions avoid relegation to Division 1B of the Allianz League.

Former boxer Carruth serves as a masseur to the side and Daly said that it was his words of wisdom that sparked the 4-13 to 1-17 win in Walsh Park.

Daly told RTÉ Sport: “The boys, to be fair to them, picked it up themselves and Michael Carruth said a great few words before the boys came out the door, about these are the days that make you or break you and we’re thrilled to come out with a result.

"Michael Carruth said a great few words before the boys came out the door" - Anthony Daly

“We were very deflated in the dressing room last week in Thurles [after the loss to Tipperary].

“Then the toss on Monday was no great benefit either, having to come back down here to Walsh Park.”

Daly also hailed forward Danny Sutcliffe, who scored two second-half goals in the five-point win.

“He had a mixed bag really of a day," said the Clare man.

“He made a few mistakes, by his own standard, he wasn’t that sharp, but he’s missed a bit of training.

“To be fair to him when the two chances came along he took them superbly and [it was] probably the difference at the end of the day was taking those couple of chances when they came along.” 

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