Anthony Daly: 'Maybe it's time for someone else' in Dublin

Updated: Monday, 28 Jul 2014 12:19 | Comments

Anthony Daly said there was time to ponder the future over the next few weeks
Anthony Daly said there was time to ponder the future over the next few weeks

Anthony Daly has hinted that his time as Dublin hurling boss may be coming to an end, telling RTÉ Sport “maybe it is time to let someone else at it”.

Speaking after Dublin’s disappointing 2-23 to 0-16 All-Ireland quarter-final loss to Tipperary, Daly was clear that immediately after the defeat was not the time to make a decision, and that he would consider the issue over the coming weeks.

“I came to win an All-Ireland quarter-final today,” Daly said. “There’s plenty of time over the next couple of weeks to ponder the future.

“I would never make a decision based on [the aftermath of the defeat.] You don’t think about that coming into a game like this. You’re just totally focussed on trying to get a result, and you’re not in a proper position to make that call.

Anthony Daly on Dublin

“But look, maybe it is time to give someone else at it. We’ll see over the next couple of weeks. [I’ll] have a few chats with a few people, and see what way it goes.”

Daly’s disappointment with Dublin’s to push on in the championship was clear when he said, “if you win Leinster last year, and you’ve won a league a couple of years ago, there’s only one place you want.

“Unfortunately, while it looked very promising for us after winning the relegation play-off, and then beating Wexford down in Wexford, it looked like we might kick on.

“But unfortunately, we didn’t in the last two games, and we’ve lost out heavily to Kilkenny, and Tipp. You can’t hide from it; we did, and that’s the bottom line.”

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