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Anthony Daly critical of Galway's tactics following defeat against Kilkenny

Updated: Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 14:26 | Comments

Kilkenny finished the better to claim a spot in the league final
Kilkenny finished the better to claim a spot in the league final

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Current Dublin manager Anthony Daly felt Galway went "too deep" in the second half of their Allianz Hurling League Division 1 semi-final defeat against Kilkenny at the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday.

The Tribsemen lost out on a 1-16 to 0-15 scoreline, despite enjoying a five-point lead at the break. 

Daly concluded that Anthony Cunningham's side were part-authors of their downfall and questioned their attitude in the second period.

The current Dublin manager told RTÉ Sport: "It's down to attitude. 

"Galway went into defensive mode for the start of the second half. You can't afford to that against this Kilkenny team.

"In the ten minutes before half-time, Galway ran at Kilkenny, causing them untold problems.

"Galway went too deep allowing Kilkenny half-backs to get on top and drive the ball forward" - Anthony Daly

"They just didn't do that in the second and withdrew their half-forward line too deep.

"I know every team does that on occasions, but Galway went too deep, allowing Kilkenny half-backs to get on top and drive the ball forward.

"Henry (Shefflin) took over in the second half. He really dominated the play.

"Overall, I don't Anthony Cunningham will be too disappointed with the overall performance.

"Yet I think the Galway players would love to be contesting a league final. It would do them the power of good." 

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