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Wednesday 13 December 2017

Heat on Rebels

Weight of expectation is on Cork, says Daly

Cork manager Jimmy Barry Murphy.. Picture: Matt Browne/Sportsfile.
Cork manager Jimmy Barry Murphy.. Picture: Matt Browne/Sportsfile.

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.

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