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Daly out of Clare hurling manager race leaving U21 winning duo in pole position

It is believed the ex-Dublin boss was not keen to enter into a contest for the position.

Anthony Daly withdraws leaving Donal Moloney (pictured) and Gerry O'Connor in contention.
Anthony Daly withdraws leaving Donal Moloney (pictured) and Gerry O'Connor in contention.

ANTHONY DALY HAS withdrawn from the race to be the next Clare senior hurling manager.

And the All-Ireland winning captain’s decision leaves the successful U21 management duo of Donal Moloney and Gerry O’Connor in pole position to be in charge of the Banner senior outfit in 2017.

It is understood that Daly has decided to bow out of the reckoning as he was not keen to enter into a contest for the position.

Clare defensive great Brian Lohan and 2001 Tipperary All-Ireland winning captain Tommy Dunne had been linked with roles in Daly’s prospective backroom team.

It now seems likely that Moloney and O’Connor will be handed the chance to guide the Clare senior hurlers. Scarriff native Moloney and Killanena native O’Connor enjoyed a golden run of success with Clare underage teams.

They steered Clare to the 2010 and 2011 Munster minor hurling titles. At U21 level the pair won three consecutive All-Ireland and Munster crowns between 2012 and 2014.

Work commitments then forced O’Connor to depart his position with Moloney at the helm of the U21 side for the past two seasons.

The pair are highly rated and have worked with the majority of the current Clare senior squad in various underage panels. It is believed that Donal Óg Cusack, who was involved this year with the Clare seniors under Davy Fitzgerald, and Seanie McMahon, a recent U21 selector, could be part of their management setup.

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