All-Ireland winning Clare hurling captain from 95 and 97, Anthony Daly is set to take a new post in 2015 that will see him heavily involved in the underage hurling of Limerick GAA.
Former Clare and Dublin senior hurling manager, Daly will serve as the Head Coach of the Limerick GAA Academy. The Clarecastle native will also act as coach of the Limerick minor hurlers who are managed by former Limerick senior hurler, Leo O’Connor.
The story was first reported by Jerome O’Connell of The Limerick Leader via Twitter. The news was announced on the official website of Limerick GAA this evening in a statement which read “The board are delighted to have appointed one of the most sought after coaches in the Country and look forward to his working with and identifying our potential stars of the future. Anthony brings a wealth of talent and experience to the role and his appointment reemphasises Limerick GAA’s commitment to ensuring the highest standards in underage hurling development that have been in place since the launch of the Lifting the Treaty blueprint in 2008.”
Daly replaces former Antrim senior hurling manager Jerry Wallace in the position. Wallace has recently took over the reigns as manger of his native Midleton for 2015 and he released a personal statement last week in which he said he was removed from his position with Limerick GAA.
In their statement released this evening, the Limerick County Board paid tribute to the outgoing Wallace. “The board would like to again thank outgoing Head Coach of the Underage Hurling Academy, Jerry Wallace for his outstanding contribution to the development of Limerick’s next generation of hurlers and wish him every success in his role with his home club of Midleton.”
Anthony Daly will commence his role from January 1st 2015 in what is his first involvement with an underage setup since he was part of the management team of the Clarecastle minors in 2015. Daly is the second big appointment to the underage structure of Limerick GAA, following in the footsteps of Paul Kinnerk who was unveiled as Limerick’s Football Coaching Co-Ordinator on October 16th.