Heat on Rebels
Weight of expectation is on Cork, says Daly
EVEN the bookies can't decide whether it will be Dublin or Cork who make this year's All-Ireland SHC final when the counties clash next Sunday in Croke Park – but Dubs boss Anthony Daly insists the weight of tradition is with the Rebels.
"A Cork team is never going to fear a Dublin team in an All-Ireland semi-final," stressed Daly ahead of his second semi-final as manager. The Clareman described Jimmy Barry-Murphy's charges as fast and skilful.
"Tradition-wise, all their supporters will be saying, 'surely you'll beat Dublin'," he admitted. "Cork against Dublin in hurling, Cork win – that's the way they'll see it.
"So it's just another challenge for us again to get the best out of ourselves. If we hurl to our very best, we've a chance."
The GAA have announced an All-Ireland semi-final ticket package for Dublin supporters wishing to attend next Sunday and the football semi with Kerry on September 1. Fans will be able to purchase a stand ticket for both matches for a total of €65, with a terrace priced at €40.