‘I think funds could be raised because players have shown their interest’

September 19, 2021 0 By HearthstoneYarns

Anthony Daly with Cian Dillon, Noel Connors and Shane Fives after last night’s win.

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ANTHONY DALY HAS thrown his weight behind an idea to give the gate receipts to charity from the GAA Interprovincial football and hurling championships.

The Clare man last night managed Munster to defeat Leinster in the hurling decider in Thurles but interest has dwindled in the competition in recent years and only a paltry attendance of 592 fans turned up at Semple Stadium.

When there is late night shopping, I suppose it is hard,” admitted Daly, speaking to RTÉ Sport.

“A regular slot would be a great thing. I think John Mullane had a great idea during the week when he said that maybe a charity could come in behind it [the competition].

“I think funds could be raised because players have shown their interest.”

Interprovincial is dead? 😂😂 far from it… what a game… (easy said it when you win) #Munster #dalosamry #muller 🔵⚪ @MunsterGAA pic.twitter.com/32o5e1GxCs

— Noel Connors (@NoelieConnors) December 15, 2016

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Completely agree Noelie the players commitment to the competition is fantastic as well as @DaloAnto with John and Tommy congrats lads👍👍 https://t.co/hQ7iFThvXg

— Liam Sheedy (@LiamLsheedy) December 16, 2016

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Daly praised the players commitment to the Munster cause and the standard of hurling on offer.

Munster players celebrate after the game

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“It was a great game of hurling under lights, an incredible set of players. It’s great to be winning at the end of the year.

“They [Leinster] came to win, you saw the way [TJ] Reid played out there, Pádraig Walsh, these fellas.

James Barry and Dan McCormack challenge TJ Reid

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“I saw an interview with Tommy Walsh saying how he always loved playing it and Pádraig was the very same out there. I suppose it means nothing to some people. It’s a unique kind of thing.

“I’m not saying we’re training four nights a week or anything, but we have trained one night a week for the past four weeks and there has been a great turnout and respect.

Delighted to win 2nd railway cup medal 2nite.A privilege to play for your province.Thanks to @DaloAnto and the boys! pic.twitter.com/YidKGiW6p0

— Shane Dowling (@dowlerznap) December 15, 2016

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“This bunch of fellas will never be together again. Lads responded individually and collectively.”

Pauric Maher celebrates with Dan McCormack

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