After Davy Fitzgerland resigned as manager of the Clare senior hurling team, there has been much talk about potential successors.
This morning, a report via RTÉ suggests that Anthony Daly will be returning for a second stint with the Banner.
The former All-Ireland winning captain led Clare for three seasons last decade, reaching an All-Ireland quarter-final in his first year, before back-to-back semi-final appearances. Despite running them close, Clare were unable to crack the then-duopoly of Kilkenny and Cork.
Daly then went to Dublin, where he oversaw a renaissance of the small ball in the capital. In his first season, he brought them to the All-Ireland quarter-final. Two semi-final appearances ensued over the coming years, along with League and Leinster triumphs.
He is now back heading the list of nominees for the Banner hot-seat. He has obvious credentials, strengthened by a potential back-room team of Brian Lohan and Tommy Dunne.
Lohan led UL to the Fitzgibbon Cup in 2015, while Dunne managed Tipperary to an All-Ireland u21 title in 2010.
Both have a working relationship with Daly, as Lohan won two All-Ireland titles with him in the 1990s, while the Tipperary man worked under Daly in Dublin for a period.
Also nominated is the double ticket of Donal Moloney and Gerry O’Connor.