Anthony Daly has had a complicated relationship with his iconic ex-manager. He served as his captain for years, achieving unimagined success in a county like Clare.
Then, when he was Clare manager himself, Loughnane was typically vituperative in his criticisms of his former player and relations deteriorated. In Denis Walsh's definitive book on the period, 'Hurling: The Revolution Years', Daly was strikingly anxious to overturn the narrative that Loughnane was some kind of singular genius who turned a group of no-hopers into All-Ireland champions.
But yesterday at the launch of his book 'Dalo', he let Ger Loughnane know exactly how he felt about him. As ever, Daly, with his infectious wit, has a gift for capturing his emotions in a succinct manner.
Derrick Lynch caught the exchange...
— Derrick Lynch (@lynch_derrick) November 20, 2014