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Monday 20 August 2018

No action after fan confronts Dubs boss

DUBLIN hurling manager Anthony Daly will not be making a complaint to Gardai, despite being physically confronted by a spectator at the end of yesterday’s pulsating Allianz League game against Kilkenny in Nowlan Park.

Dublin county board chairman Andy Kettle today confirmed that the Kilkenny board had apologised to Daly afterwards and the Sky Blue boss was happy to leave the matter rest.

“An incident did take place and it surprised Anthony more than anything else,” Kettle told the Evening Herald. “He wasn’t physically hurt but there was contact made. It shouldn’t have happened.

“Not having been physically hurt, he doesn’t want to do anything about it. Kilkenny county board apologised to Anthony through their secretary (Ned Quinn) and their manager (Brian Cody). Anthony is happy enough to leave it at that.”

The flashpoint happened in the immediate wake of an incredible NHL Division 1A scorefest that saw Kilkenny overhaul 14-man Dublin at the death with two late goals, winning by 5-16 to 6-12.

The irate supporter, believed to be a Kilkenny man, made his way onto the pitch and is understood to have made contact with Daly’s back while also uttering some unsavoury ‘verbals’ in his direction.

Kettle stressed that Daly wants to focus all his energies on ending Dublin’s losing streak next Saturday evening, when Tipperary come to Croke Park.

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