WILLIE JOHN DALY of Carrigtwohill was a brilliant hurler and one of the star figures of the Cork side that won a hat-trick of All-Ireland Senior hurling championships from 1952.
Daly loved playing against Tipperary and believes those famous Cork-Tipp games did so much to enhance the sport of hurling over the years.
Willie John Daly was part of the Cork team that won a hat-trick of Senior All-Ireland titles from 1952-1954.
He was a firm believer his former teammate and friend Christy Ring was the greatest player ever to play hurling.
In the opinion of Daly the three greatest essentials in hurling are skill, dedication and heart.
A horse was named after Willie John and won its first race in February 2003 at Naas.
Willie John Daly died on November 29 2017 at the age of 92.