DUBLIN hurling manager Anthony Daly has upped the ante for Sunday’s Leinster SHC final at Croke Park, insisting Kilkenny are under “far more” pressure than his League champions.
By Frank Roche
Brian Cody is chasing a seventh straight Leinster title — and 12th in 13 seasons — whereas Dublin haven’t lifted the Bob O’Keeffe Cup for exactly 50 years.
But Daly insists there is a “tremendous freedom” about Sunday’s showdown for his players.
“The real pressure is on Kilkenny. We’ve beaten them in the Walsh Cup final, drew with them in the league and beaten them once more in the league final,” the Sky Blue boss points out, writing exclusively for today’s Evening Herald.
“They’ll hardly be able to go home to Kilkenny if they lose to us again on Sunday,” he mischievously adds.
There is growing speculation that Dublin could recall fit-again centre-back Joey Boland when their team is announced tonight, but Daly must plan without cruciate victim Tomás Brady, the suspended Ryan O’Dwyer and hamstrung David Treacy.
“We won’t make excuses about it,” Daly maintained. “We believe in our squad.”
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