*Anthony Daly on commentary duty with Marty Morrissey. Photograph: Burren Eye Photography

ANTHONY Daly has addressed recent gossip following a minor health scare.

Clare’s two-time All-Ireland winning senior hurling captain of 1995 and 1997 is recovering after a seizure in recent weeks.

Dalo has built up a loyal following of listeners to his regular hurling podcast for The Irish Examiner which features Limerick’s TJ Ryan, 1999 All-Ireland winning Cork captain Mark Landers and ex Tipperary goalkeeper Ken Hogan.

His absence from the podcast over the past three weeks combined with plenty of whispers fuelled a rumour mill regarding the health of the Clarecastle native.

“I got a bit of a knockout, as they say in Tipperary. But I’m back,” Dalo announced to listeners of the podcast. “Just to clear up…. I didn’t get a triple bypass. I didn’t get a brain tumour. I didn’t die four times in the ambulance. I didn’t even go in an ambulance”.

He confirmed that he is on the mend and is not allowed to drive as a precautionary measure. “I got a slight seizure of some sort. They’ve a lot of tests done on me, but I think I’m good. I’m on a few tablets and I can’t drive for a small while as a precaution”.

Rumours seemed to get more wild as time went on, the former Clare and Dublin senior hurling manager outlined. “As my brother Martin says, no one takes away from the story anyway. As he says, “Every time I meet someone, something new has gone wrong, worse again. You died twice in the ambulance, then you died four times’. But no, I didn’t go in any ambulance”.

Coupled with the inaccurate reports locally were plenty of well-wishes, he acknowledged. The amount of goodwill as well as gossip is unreal. And a word too for the staff in the University Hospital in Limerick. It gets a bad press at times. We know it’s overcrowded, because it’s covering Clare and Tipp as well as Limerick, a huge area. It can be hectic to get through A&E but the care in there was unbelievable”.

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