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Saturday 21 October 2017

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Daly bans title talk from Dubs camp

Dublin manager Anthony Daly. Picture credit: Brian Lawless / SPORTSFILE
Dublin manager Anthony Daly. Picture credit: Brian Lawless / SPORTSFILE

ANTHONY DALY has banished all talk of a possible All-Ireland title for Dublin ahead of Sunday's semi-final showdown with Cork in Croke Park.

The Dubs manager, who lifted Liam MacCarthy as Clare captain in 1995 and '97, admits it would constitute "a dream come true," were his troops to complete a miraculous comeback from the lows of last season to claim a first All-Ireland title for the county since 1938.

However, he insists all his energies are invested in negotiating the threat of Jimmy Barry-Murphy's men in two days' time.

"For us, it would be a dream come true to win it, but that's folly at the minute," Daly warned.

"It's about getting a big one out now (against Cork) and seeing where that takes us.

"We're not in an All-Ireland final. We're in an All-Ireland semi-final, so hopefully we can get another big day out of ourselves.

"The players are mad for road. They're mad keen, they want more out of it.

"It's been about getting out on the big days. Whoever is left, it's going to be a good All-Ireland anyway."

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