In Dalys book he talks alot about the various Dublin collapses throughout his reign. Described it as something that came out of nowhere and was always lurking around in big games. He kinda made out like he didn't have control over it like sometimes it just happens no matter what you do.
I think Daly had as many calamities as good days with Dublin, but the good outweigh the bad considering the enormity of the prize of a league title and Leinster for Dublin hurling. How frustrating it would be if we never had got that Leinster by now, it was a massive step that Daly led the team to. An unforgettable day for a Dublin hurling fan. Jaysis Im depressing myself now....
Unfortunately his problem was loyalty to the old guard and stalwarts in the team, he didnt pick his team on form from what I seen. I dont know if thats what stopped him winning an all ireland or not but I believe he would not have had those yoyo seasons if not for this loyalty. That's the sword he ultimately fell on in the end.
People can say he left us with an old team and all that lark, but in the end he left Dublin hurling in a better place than he found us. That for me is a job well done.