Updated: Monday, 31 Mar 2014 09:13 | Comments
- Dublin hurling boss was thrilled with the victory over Waterford – a result that seem maintain their Division 1A status
- Pat McAuliffe reports on Dublin’s 4-13 to 1-17 win over Waterford in the hurling Division 1A play-off
Anthony Daly has revealed that Olympic gold medallist Michael Carruth inspired the Dublin hurlers to victory over Waterford.
The play-off win saw the Leinster champions avoid relegation to Division 1B of the Allianz League.
Former boxer Carruth serves as a masseur to the side and Daly said that it was his words of wisdom that sparked the 4-13 to 1-17 win in Walsh Park.
Daly told RTÉ Sport: “The boys, to be fair to them, picked it up themselves and Michael Carruth said a great few words before the boys came out the door, about these are the days that make you or break you and we’re thrilled to come out with a result.
“Michael Carruth said a great few words before the boys came out the door” – Anthony Daly
“We were very deflated in the dressing room last week in Thurles [after the loss to Tipperary].
“Then the toss on Monday was no great benefit either, having to come back down here to Walsh Park.”
Daly hailed forward Danny Sutcliffe, who scored two second-half goals in the two-point win.
“He had a mixed bag really of a day,” said the Clare man.
“He made a few mistakes, by his own standard, he wasn’t that sharp, but he’s missed a bit of training.
“To be fair to him when the two chances came along he took them superbly and [it was] probably the difference at the end of the day was taking those couple of chances when they came along.”