Waterford stalwart Kevin Moran may be the man tasked with stopping Clare talisman Tony Kelly in Saturday's SHC All-Ireland quarter-final clash.

The Ballyea clubman put in a remarkable performance last weekend against Wexford, as Kelly scored 1-15 to power his side through to the quarter-final encounter with the Deise. 

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And now Waterford manager Liam Cahill has to make a plan to stop the free-scoring Kelly as the two sides lock horns at Páirc UÍ Chaoimh on Saturday afternoon. 

"It will be fascinating to see what Waterford do," said Clare’s two-time All-Ireland winner Anthony Daly, speaking on this week’s RTE GAA Podcast.

"I’d imagine one of the wing-backs, Callum Lyons, all pace... Now Callum loves to attack, which has been a feature of Waterford this year, so maybe Kevin Moran, the old dog for the long road, who hasn’t lost his pace either, and I’m sure Kevin would relish that as well. 

"But then if Kevin is the man, I’d expect [Brian] Lohan to slot Tony into the corner, like he did against Limerick, and start the roaming from the corner, we don’t associate Kevin Moran playing corner-back. 

"The battle of minds is incredible here." 

Is Kevin Moran the man to stop Tony Kelly?

And Daly said that he is well used to seeing Kelly hit that sort of scoring form in the club championship with Ballyea, but believes that he is thriving in the free role that he has been handed this year. 

"He does this all the time for Ballyea," said Daly. "He is incredible, he has often reeled off six in a row for Ballyea in the championship, massive contributions. 

"What’s fascinating for me is that over the last three or four years, when people have questioned him, we’ve seen so much of him, taking short puck outs off the keeper, taking balls off the corner back. 

Davy put Matthew O'Hanlon on him, who has been his go to man for Joe Canning and he just couldn’t do the job

"This year he has been elusive and has been wandering in the free role, but it’s all been inside his own 65, so great credit to Brian [Lohan] and Ken Ralph, James Moran and Sean Tracey for whatever way they are letting him do it. 

"The points from the sideline were outrageous but they are not 90 yards back the field. 

"Davy put Matthew O’Hanlon on him, who has been his go to man for Joe Canning and he just couldn’t do the job." 

Watch Galway v Tipperary live on RTÉ2 from 1pm Saturday, listen to live commentary on RTÉ Radio 1 or follow our live blog on RTÉ Sport Online and the RTÉ News app. Highlights of that game and Clare v Waterford on The Sunday Game (9.30pm RTÉ2).