Anthony Daly steps down as Dublin senior hurling manager

Updated: Tuesday, 02 Sep 2014 07:44 | Comments

Anthony Daly lead Dublin to first league title in 65 years
Anthony Daly lead Dublin to first league title in 65 years

Anthony Daly has stepped down as Dublin senior hurling manager.

Daly had hinted at a possible departure after Dublin's All-Ireland SHC quarter-final loss to Tipperary.

Daly, a two-time All-Ireland winning captain with the Banner County, was appointed as manager of the Metropolitans at the end of 2008.

The pinnacle of his tenure came in 2011 when Dublin defeated Kilkenny to win a first league title in 65 years, while the Dubs also won a first Leinster Championship in 52 years in 2013 after accounting for Galway in the provincial decider. 

Dublin tweeted on Monday evening that Daly had left his post, and thanked the Clare man and his management team.

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.

“His loyalty to the cause, his expertise, his charisma and drive were key factors as Dublin climbed back up the rankings and moved forward from being one of the also-rans.

“Anthony leaves Dublin in a much healthier position having retained our Division 1A status earlier this year.

“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.”

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