Anthony Daly has reaffirmed his commitment to the role of Dublin hurling manager by rejecting Fianna Fáil’s approach to stand for the party in the forthcoming General Election.
The Clare man was courted by the Soldiers of Destiny just hours after Tony Killeen, Minister for Justice and Clare TD, announced that he would not contest the election.
Daly revealed to the Sunday Independent that he was approached on Thursday but turned down the offer because he wanted to devote all his time to the Dublin hurlers. “I couldn’t turn around and tell the lads in Dublin I would see them after the election in March, that wouldn’t be fair,” said Daly.
“Things are just starting to go well for us and I want to give it 100 per cent.”
Daly is the latest in a long list of GAA stars who have been courted by political parties in the run-up to the election. Tony Browne, Davy Fitzgerald and Donal óg Cusack were among those rumoured to be potential candidates