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The Throw-In Football: Derry’s All-Ireland credentials, Con O’Callaghan’s goal threat & Kildare football is broken

With Derry the only team to have a 100% record in Division 1 after their thirteen point victory over Monaghan at the weekend, the question is increasingly being asked if Mickey Harte’s team can maintain this standard come the summer? Dick Clerkin and Colm Keys join Will Slattery on this week’s Throw-In Football show to discuss how far they think Derry can go. Plus, they also explain why Dublin need the daring and goal threat of Con O’Callaghan once again and they highlight Kerry’s midfield issues and the ongoing problems of Kildare football.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/02/202436 minutes 8 seconds
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The Throw-In Hurling: Tipp coming strong, Clare’s ‘system’ explained & the truth about Junior B

Eddie Brennan and John Mullane join Michael Verney to look back on round two of the National Hurling League games and with Tipperary getting another win under their belt, are they starting to flourish under Liam Cahill? Galway’s struggles though has shown their Jekyll and Hyde qualities and Eddie and John say that Henry Shefflin needs to deliver a Leinster this year. Meanwhile, Waterford lost by one point to Clare and Eddie Brennan breaks down Davy Fitz’s ‘system’ while John Mullane believes the players should be applauded for the efforts being given. Plus, Eddie and John give their best, worst, funniest advice they’ve got during their careers and they both give some insights into what it’s really like at Junior B level!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/02/202450 minutes 1 second
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The Throw-In Hurling: Clare’s need for silverware, Cork’s missing piece & the worst venues to play in

With the hurling leagues starting over the weekend, John Mullane and Eddie Brennan joined Michael Verney to look back on all the major talking points on the latest Throw-In Hurling show, including Clare’s three point win over Cork, Tipperary’s thrashing of Dublin in Parnell Park, and Kilkenny’s draw with Wexford. The lads discuss why Brian Lohan’s Clare will be looking to add some much needed silverware after their promise of recent years, and highlight the missing piece that’s badly needed in the Cork line-up for them to finally kick on. Plus, what was the worst venue Eddie and John ever played in? Whether it was wind, rain or hail, they give their verdicts on the places you didn’t want to be stuck losing in. Listen & follow on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/02/202443 minutes 13 seconds
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The Throw-In Football: Derry & Mayo’s early season intent while Dublin lose again

After just two games in the league, Derry have already laid down a marker with victories over Kerry in Tralee and the most recent six point win over Tyrone. So, just what can we expect from Mickey Harte’s team this year? Dick Clerkin and Conor McKeon join Will Slattery on the latest Throw-In Football show as they discuss all the football league action from the weekend. And what about Dublin’s stuttering start with two losses, the most recent of which came at the hands of Mayo, while Kerry had to bring on the Cliffords early against Monaghan in Clones to get their league season off to a winning start. All of that, plus the struggles of Meath, Kildare and Cork in Division Two are all up for discussion. Listen and follow on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/02/202443 minutes
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The Throw-In Hurling: John Mullane’s crystal ball gazing for 2024 – the players and counties that can stop Limerick

We’re back for another year of brilliant hurling debate and discussion, and what a year 2024 promises to be. Is this to be the year of the 5-in-a-row? With so many counties busting a gut to topple Limerick, from Galway, Waterford, Cork, Clare or Tipp, there’s going to be so many talking points and twists and turns in the road, so who better to tell us what’s what and delve into it all than John Mullane and Eddie Brennan who will be here every step of the way until the final whistle in July. On this week’s show John Mullane joins Michael Verney to look ahead to this weekend’s opening League games as well as the players to watch out for during the campaign, plus he gives his reaction to the news that Páirc Uí Chaoimh is to be renamed. Join John, Eddie and Michael this Monday as they look back on the first round of the hurling league.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/02/202451 minutes 53 seconds
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The Throw-In Football: Kerry & Dublin slip up, Galway’s troubles & Jim McGuinness’ return

The Football Leagues have returned and so has The Throw-In with Will Slattery joined by Dick Clerkin and Colm Keys for the first show of the year. With Kerry and Dublin losing at home to Derry and Monaghan respectively, there was plenty for them to look back on, not least for Dick anyway, Monaghan’s appetite and work rate in winning against the Dubs in Croke Park. Meanwhile, Mickey Harte came back to haunt Kerry as his Derry side were impressive one point victors in the Kingdom. Elsewhere, Mayo’s eight point win over Galway has highlighted early season problems for Padraig Joyce’s Galway and Jim McGuinness’ return to Donegal saw them record a comfortable eleven point win over Cork.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/01/202436 minutes 4 seconds
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‘I had to call him Uncle Frank’ - GAA legend Philly McMahon on his Dad's life on the run (Part 2)

On the GAA pitch Philly McMahon was an All-Ireland winner. But off the pitch his personal life was turbulent. His father Phil McMahon was interned in Long Kesh, escaped in 1975 and was now battling cancer. Philly speaks about his father’s membership of the provisional IRA and some of the difficult truths that come with that. First broadcast on The Indo Daily 18th September 2023 Host: Fionnán Sheahan. Guest: Philly McMahon See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/09/202328 minutes 36 seconds
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Shot at 16, interned at 19 and dead at 64: GAA legend Philly McMahon on his inspiration - his Dad (Part 1)

The story of how Philly McMahon became an All-Ireland Champion eight times, is more than just a story of hard work and determination. Philly's story began with his father Phil, who at the age of 16 was shot by British soldiers in his home of West Belfast and who spent more than 30 years on the run. First broadcast on The Indo Daily 17th September 2023. Host: Fionnán Sheahan Guest: Philly McMahon See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/09/202323 minutes 52 seconds
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The Throw-In Football: Are there more All-Irelands left in this Dublin team?

Philly McMahon and Dick Clerkin join Will Slattery on the final Throw-In Football show of the season to look back on Dublin’s two point All-Ireland final victory over Kerry with Philly wondering whether Cluxton, McCarthy and Fitzsimons can stay on for another year. He reckons, football-wise, they can still contribute in a big way and they shouldn’t be hanging up their boots just yet. Plus, what does this defeat mean for the Kerry team and will we see more Dublin v Kerry finals in the years to come? Listen and follow on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts from.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
31/07/202334 minutes 57 seconds
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The Throw-In Football: One last dance for the Dubs?

The Dublin era of dominance began with Stephen Cluxton’s injury-time winner against Kerry in the 2011 final and twelve years later it’s set to come full circle as the heavyweights clash again. Will this be the last hurrah for the Dublin stalwarts who have dominated the game since then or will David Clifford’s magic once more drag Kerry to greatness? Dick Clerkin and Conor McKeon join Will Slattery to preview Sunday’s final and pinpoint the tactical match-ups where the game will be won and lost. Philly McMahon will also be joining Dick and Will on Monday’s show as they look back on the 2023 All-Ireland football final. Send your questions or comments via Twitter to @clerkin_d or @slatterywill.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/07/202341 minutes 51 seconds
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Breaking Ball with Philly McMahon: Gareth McKinless on how to prepare for David Clifford & Kieran Hughes on blowouts and the media

Breaking Ball with Philly McMahon features two of the losing All-Ireland semi-finalists with Derry hero and one of the stars of the championship Gareth McKinless on to discuss how they approached David Clifford and the Kerry team. McKinless reveals why he'd fear Dublin more and discusses Derry emerging as a football force. Monaghan legend Kieran Hughes also joins to talk about their end of season sessions, social media and why he doesn't enjoy playing full forward. You can watch new episodes of Breaking Ball with Philly McMahon every Saturday during the Championship on https://www.youtube.com/@independent_ie or on Independent.ie And on Thursday’s Throw-In Football show, Dick Clerkin and Conor McKeon will be joining Will Slattery for a special All-Ireland football final preview.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26/07/20231 hour 38 seconds
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The Throw-In Hurling: Limerick join the pantheon of greats

They timed their run to perfection again and now history beckons for this Limerick hurling team. Can they achieve the mythical 5-in-a-row and just how many All-Ireland titles could they win by the end of the decade? John Mullane and Eddie Brennan join Michael Verney to look back on another incredible Limerick display in the final and ask what did Kilkenny get wrong? Are Limerick better than ever? And what sets them apart? Plus, don’t forget to join The Throw-In Football team on Thursday as they look ahead to next Sunday’s All-Ireland football final between Dublin and Kerry.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/07/202354 minutes 23 seconds
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The Throw-In Hurling: Eddie Brennan, John Mullane & Tom Condon preview the All-Ireland Hurling Final

From wedding planning to key match-ups and All-Ireland final pressure, John Mullane, Eddie Brennan and Tom Condon give their insights and advice ahead of Limerick v Kilkenny this Sunday. And don’t forget to join the lads on Monday’s show with all the post-match reaction to what promises to be a titanic hurling final battle.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/07/202358 minutes 59 seconds
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Breaking Ball with Philly McMahon: Kevin Doyle on his GAA crossroads, Willie White and Philly McMahon on Ballymun

Philly McMahon is joined by Kevin Doyle and Willie White on the latest episode of Breaking Ball. Doyle talks about the turning point in his life that led him to become an international football player instead of a GAA star with Wexford. Actor and comedian, Willie White, discusses his upbringing in Ballymun and how he was able to break a cycle in his own life that led him to playing against Ciaran Whelan at Croke Park. You can watch new episodes of Breaking Ball with Philly McMahon every Saturday during the Championship on https://www.youtube.com/@independent_ie or on Independent.ie And on Thursday’s Throw-In Hurling show, John Mullane, Eddie Brennan and guests will be joining Michael Verney for a special All-Ireland final preview.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/07/202343 minutes 12 seconds
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The Throw-In Football: Better even than Maurice Fitz? It doesn’t matter what the Dubs do, they won’t stop David Clifford

We may have got the final we were all expecting, but Monaghan and Derry both ran Dublin and Kerry close and will be kicking themselves for not making the most of their chances when they had them. On the latest Throw-In Football show, Conor McKeon and Dick Clerkin join Sinéad Kissane to discuss the two semi-finals, the once-in-a-generation talent that is David Clifford, and what we can expect from Dublin v Kerry in two weeks’ time. And don’t forget to join Michael Verney, John Mullane, Eddie Brennan and special guests for the Throw-In’s Hurling final preview this Thursday.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/07/202335 minutes 54 seconds
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The Throw-In Football: Dick Clerkin lays out the case for how Monaghan can beat Dublin

A Dublin v Kerry All-Ireland final might be most people’s expectation, but Derry and Monaghan have convincing cases to be able to beat their illustrious opponents in this weekend’s semi-finals, says Dick Clerkin on the latest Throw-In Football show. He joins Will Slattery and Frank Roche to lay out the case for how Monaghan can cause an upset and why Kerry and Jack O’Connor should be worried ahead of their clash with Derry. Don’t forget to join Dick and Will on Monday’s show to find out if he’s proven right, and if you want to get in touch, send your comments and questions on Twitter at @clerkin_d or @slatterywill.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/07/202328 minutes 39 seconds
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Breaking Ball with Philly McMahon: Niall Morgan on Kerry, referees and straight-talking in Tyrone

Tyrone All-Star goalkeeper, Niall Morgan, joins Philly McMahon and Conán Doherty on the latest episode of Breaking Ball to discuss Kerry, David Clifford, club GAA culture and they welcome former referee Maurice Deegan on to give him their complaints! You can watch new episodes of Breaking Ball with Philly McMahon every Saturday during the Championship on https://www.youtube.com/@independent_ie or on Independent.ie And on Thursday’s Throw-In Football show, you can hear Dick Clerkin’s preview of the football semi-finals and why he believes Monaghan can beat the Dubs to reach the All-Ireland final.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/07/202341 minutes 6 seconds
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The Throw-In Hurling: Murphy's save for the ages and can the Cats now stop the Green Machine?

Eddie Brennan and John Mullane join Michael Verney on the latest Throw-In Hurling show to look back on Kilkenny’s magnificent semi-final win over Clare and Limerick’s victory over Galway. Can the Cats stop Limerick’s 4-in-a-row now? If you want to get in touch, send your comments and questions on Twitter at @nedzerb13 and @mlverney. And don’t forget to join Will Slattery on Thursday for the Throw-In Football show previewing the All-Ireland football semis between Dublin v Monaghan and Kerry v Derry.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/07/202350 minutes 17 seconds
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The Throw-In Hurling: Clare's redemption time? Can Galway catch Limerick? Eddie Brennan & John Mullane on the hurling semi-finals

Eddie Brennan and John Mullane join Michael Verney on the latest Throw-In Hurling podcast to look ahead to the weekend’s All-Ireland hurling semi-finals between Limerick v Galway and Kilkenny v Clare. Are Limerick barely hanging on or will the 4-week break have re-energised them? Plus, are Clare primed for redemption against Cats? And what can Tony Kelly do to make sure he isn’t nullified like last year? Don’t forget to join Eddie, John and Michael next Monday as they look back on how the semis went and if you want to get in touch, send your comments and questions on Twitter at @nedzerb13 and @mlverney.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/07/202347 minutes 38 seconds
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Breaking Ball with Philly McMahon: Roddy Collins on his short-lived GAA management career, digging matches in junior football and his dream of scoring into the Hill

Roddy Collins joins Philly McMahon and Conán Doherty in studio for the latest episode of Breaking Ball to discuss his love of GAA, his short-lived GAA management career and why he wishes he was 21 again and had the chance to score into the Hill. You can watch new episodes of Breaking Ball with Philly McMahon every Saturday during the Championship on https://www.youtube.com/@independent_ie or on Independent.ie And don’t forget to join the Throw-In every Monday for all your weekend GAA reaction and analysis from the Irish Independent sports team and visit Independent.ie for the latest GAA news.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/07/202347 minutes 21 seconds
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The Throw-In Football: Are the Dubs back to their best?

Was the defeat of Mayo Dublin’s best performance under Dessie Farrell and is it set to be a Dublin-Kerry final after all the talk of it being the most open Championship in years? Donnchadh Boyle and Frank Roche join Will Slattery on the latest Throw-In Football show to discuss the weekend quarter-finals and the semi-final draw. Join the Throw-In every Monday for all your weekend GAA reaction and analysis from the Irish Independent sports team and visit Independent.ie for the latest GAA news. If you want to get in touch with the show, send your comments and questions on Twitter at @slatterywill.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/07/202337 minutes 2 seconds
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Breaking Ball with Philly McMahon: Kevin Kilbane on his dream of lining out for Mayo

In the first episode of Breaking Ball with Philly McMahon, Kevin Kilbane joins Philly and Conán Doherty to discuss his love of Mayo football, family trips back home and why the Dubs have caused such heartbreak for him. You can watch new episodes of Breaking Ball with Philly McMahon every Saturday during the Championship on https://www.youtube.com/@independent_ie or on Independent.ie And don’t forget to join the Throw-In every Monday for all your weekend GAA reaction and analysis from the Irish Independent sports team and visit Independent.ie for the latest GAA news.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/06/202319 minutes 6 seconds
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The Throw-In Football: The clash of the heavyweights

Dick Clerkin and Colm Keys give their reactions to the football quarter-final draw on the latest Throw-In Football podcast. With classic Mayo drama in overturning a five point deficit against Galway in Salthill, how will they fare against Dublin? And what about Kerry’s clash against Tyrone? Smother David Clifford and the Red Hand county just might have a chance, says Dick Clerkin. Plus, Derry should continue their impressive season and win against Cork, while, no surprise, Dick is tipping Monaghan to come through against Armagh. Join the Throw-In every Monday for all your weekend GAA reaction and analysis from the Irish Independent sports team and visit Independent.ie for the latest GAA news. If you want to get in touch with the show, send your comments and questions on Twitter at @slatterywill or @clerkin_d.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26/06/202341 minutes 58 seconds
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The Throw-In Hurling: John Mullane and why Glastonbury, Galway, Elton John and Tipp just don’t mix

Galway finally brought the thunder and lightning to see off Tipperary and set up a semi-final clash against Limerick and on this week’s Throw-In hurling show, John Mullane and Eddie Brennan join Michael Verney to look back on the wins for Galway and Clare. John also explains why he’s a big of Glastonbury and was just glad he could watch Elton John in peace on Sunday night instead of dealing with the torrent of texts about Tipp’s defeat on Saturday. Join the Throw-In every Monday for all your weekend GAA reaction and analysis from the Irish Independent sports team and visit Independent.ie for the latest GAA news. If you want to get in touch, send your comments and questions on Twitter at @nedzerb13 and @mlverney.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26/06/202337 minutes 15 seconds
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The Throw-In Hurling: ‘Sometimes it’s just you and him’ - Eddie Brennan & John Mullane preview the hurling quarter-finals

Sometimes tactics and plans have to be set aside for blood and guts says Eddie Brennan on the latest Throw-In Hurling show as he and John Mullane join Sinéad Kissane to preview this weekend’s All-Hurling hurling quarter-finals. It’s Galway v Tipperary and Clare v Dublin on Saturday and Eddie and John give their insights into what’s needed from Henry Shefflin’s team to overcome Tipp, and why Clare need to get the job done against the Dubs before thinking ahead to Croke Park. If you want to get in touch, send your comments and questions on Twitter at @nedzerb13 and @sineadkissane and Eddie and John will be back on Monday.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/06/202339 minutes 40 seconds
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The Throw-In Football: Mayo are the big losers – who would have thought it would come down to this?

After the Connacht giants were drawn to face each other in next week’s preliminaries, who would have thought it would come down to this? On the latest Throw-In Football show, Dick Clerkin and Conor McKeon join Will Slattery to discuss a day of drama from the final games of the round robin series. We finally got the excitement we’d been waiting for with every group having a twist and the majority of games coming down to missed frees in injury time. Dublin and Kerry are through but one of Galway or Mayo will be missing out on the last eight and anything could still happen. If you want to get in touch with the show, send your comments and questions on Twitter at @slatterywill or @clerkin_d. Join the Throw-In every Monday for all your weekend GAA reaction and analysis from the Irish Independent sports team and visit Independent.ie for the latest GAA news.See omny.fm/listener for privacy information.
19/06/202336 minutes 20 seconds
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The Throw-In Hurling: Clare & Galway regrets, the free that never was, Limerick primed

While Limerick and Kilkenny march on, there’s nothing but regrets from Clare and Galway after they let slip their opportunities at grabbing provincial glory and Eddie Brennan and John Mullane join Sinéad Kissane on the latest Throw-In Hurling show to discuss where it went wrong for them. Plus, who can match Limerick now as they set their sights on the 4-in-a-row? Can Tipp or Kilkenny be the ones? Or what about a trilogy of Clare-Limerick clashes to see this titanic series all the way? Join the Throw-In every Monday for all your weekend GAA reaction and analysis from the Irish Independent sports team and visit Independent.ie for the latest GAA news. If you want to get in touch, send your comments and questions on Twitter at @nedzerb13 and @sineadkissane.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/06/202341 minutes 58 seconds
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The Throw-In Hurling: ‘Fire & brimstone is promised’ Eddie Brennan & John Mullane on the Munster & Leinster hurling finals

They’re the games ‘to let loose’ and that will promise ‘fire and brimstone’ says Eddie Brennan and John Mullane who preview the Munster and Leinster hurling finals on the latest Throw-In Hurling podcast with Sinéad Kissane. How will Limerick contain Tony Kelly? Will Clare regret playing the final in their rivals’ backyard? Is the pressure building on Henry Shefflin to start winning titles? And how much of a loss will Adrian Mullen be to the Cats? Plus, Eddie and John also remember the late Teddy McCarthy, a Cork and GAA sporting icon, who passed away earlier in the week at the age of just 57. Eddie and John will be back on Monday to give their reaction and analysis to the hurling finals so do join them then and if you want to get in touch, send your comments and questions on Twitter at @nedzerb13 and @sineadkissane. Join the Throw-In every Monday for all your weekend GAA reaction and analysis from the Irish Independent sports team and visit Independent.ie for the latest G
08/06/202342 minutes 36 seconds
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The Throw-In Football: Is bigger really better? Where’s the drama and jeopardy in the Football Championship?

It was a very busy football weekend but does bigger mean better with the new format of the football Championship? Martin Breheny and Frank Roche join Will Slattery on the latest Throw-In Football show to discuss. Plus, are Kerry really nothing without David Clifford and who will we expect to go through after the final round of games? If you want to get in touch with the show, send your comments and questions on Twitter at @slatterywill. Join the Throw-In every Monday for all your weekend GAA reaction and analysis from the Irish Independent sports team and visit Independent.ie for the latest GAA news.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/06/202333 minutes 36 seconds
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The Throw-In Football: This is why Dublin aren’t All-Ireland favourites

Can Dublin really be justified as All-Ireland favourites after a performance like yesterday? Dick Clerkin and Donnchadh Boyle join Will Slattery on this week’s Throw-In Football show to discuss Dublin’s limitations and where they need to improve. Plus, are Derry running on empty and will they be vulnerable when they travel to play Donegal next weekend? And with Galway the only provincial champion to win their first game - is that just a statistical quirk or is there something behind it? If you want to get in touch with the show, send your comments and questions on Twitter at @slatterywill or @clerkin_d. Join the Throw-In every Monday for all your weekend GAA reaction and analysis from the Irish Independent sports team and visit Independent.ie for the latest GAA news.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/05/202334 minutes 35 seconds
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The Throw-In Hurling: Final day madness - has there ever been a weekend of hurling like it?

What a weekend of hurling, with drama wherever you looked. John Mullane and Michael Verney take a deep breath and discuss as many of the big talking points as possible on this week’s Throw-In Hurling show. Limerick’s warriors, why Cork will win an All-Ireland in two years, Wexford’s resilience, Tipp fall flat, Davy Fitz hits back at the critics, Carlow and Offaly in Joe McDonagh thriller and Kilkenny and Galway for the Leinster final…..it’s all covered on this week’s episode. If you want to get in touch, send your comments and questions on Twitter at @mlverney. Join the Throw-In every Monday for all your weekend GAA reaction and analysis from the Irish Independent sports team and visit Independent.ie for the latest GAA news.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/05/202345 minutes 44 seconds
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The Throw-In Football: Kerry’s predictability, Mayo’s rest time & Tyrone lose again

Mayo made a statement of intent with their impressive win against Kerry on Saturday, so where does it leave Jack O’Connor’s team? Have they become too predictable since last year? Dick Clerkin and Colm Keys join Will Slattery on this week’s Throw-In Football show to discuss all the big talking points from the weekend football action. They also highlight Tyrone's fourth straight championship defeat and Galway’s championship credentials whilst looking ahead to next week’s games including Dublin v Roscommon and Derry vs Monaghan. If you want to get in touch with the show, send your comments and questions on Twitter at @slatterywill or @clerkin_d. Join the Throw-In every Monday for all your weekend GAA reaction and analysis from the Irish Independent sports team and visit Independent.ie for the latest GAA news.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/05/202343 minutes 8 seconds
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The Throw-In Hurling: Can Cork dump Limerick out? Tipp are back & crisis for Wexford

Tipperary are officially back according to John Mullane who along with Eddie Brennan join Michael Verney on the latest Throw-In Hurling show. And are Limerick just hanging in there after facing so many battles from the Munster counties? Can Cork bounce back now and dump Limerick out? Plus, with Westmeath throwing a major spanner in the works after their sensational Leinster comeback, where to now for Wexford as relegation looms? If you want to get in touch with the show, send your comments and questions on Twitter at @mlverney and @nedzerb13. Join the Throw-In every Monday for all your weekend GAA reaction and analysis from the Irish Independent sports team and visit Independent.ie for the latest GAA news.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/05/202347 minutes 10 seconds
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The Throw-In Football: Is the Ulster championship enough to save the provinces?

In Ulster and Leinster we had the good and the bad of the provincial football system over the weekend, so do they still have a future despite Derry’s epic win over Armagh? Frank Roche and Conor McKeon join Will Slattery to discuss on the latest Throw-In Football show. Plus, they rank the top contenders for Sam Maguire, give their views on the group format, and ask is it better to have enjoyed a decent break before the groups (such as Tyrone or Mayo) or to come in battle hardened from the provinces? If you want to get in touch with the show, send your comments and questions on Twitter at @slatterywill. Join the Throw-In every Monday for all your weekend GAA reaction and analysis from the Irish Independent sports team and visit Independent.ie for the latest GAA news.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/05/202330 minutes 55 seconds
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The Throw-In Hurling: Cyril Farrell joins John Mullane & Eddie Brennan to discuss Davy Fitz, Clare’s potential and the one thing to change about hurling

Galway legend, Cyril Farrell, joins John Mullane, Eddie Brennan and Michael Verney on this week’s The Throw-In Hurling show and off the back of Waterford’s dismal defeat to Clare, the lads discuss where Davy Fitz and Waterford hurling can go from here. Plus, how good are Clare now and can they be realistic Munster and All-Ireland contenders? In the Joe McDonagh, did Offaly earn the right to pick whatever team they wanted or did their weakened team call the competition’s integrity into question? And if you had to change one thing about the modern game, what would it be? If you want to get in touch with the show, send your comments and questions on Twitter at @mlverney and @nedzerb13. Join the Throw-In every Monday for all your weekend GAA reaction and analysis from the Irish Independent sports team and visit Independent.ie for the latest GAA news.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/05/202355 minutes 43 seconds
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The Throw-In Football: ‘A few hurling guys crying out about not getting a game on TV’ Dick Clerkin and Martin Breheny weigh in on the GAAGO controversy

The Tánaiste, Micheál Martin, might believe that all GAA games should be free-to-air but for Dick Clerkin and Martin Breheny who join Will Slattery on this week’s Throw-In Football show, it’s clear that the GAA’s limited commercial avenues means that they are entitled to maximising their revenues where possible. Dick and Martin discuss the pros and cons to the GAAGO controversy. If you want to get in touch with the show, send your comments and questions on Twitter at @slatterywill and @clerkin_d Join the Throw-In every Monday for all your weekend GAA reaction and analysis from the Irish Independent sports team and visit Independent.ie for the latest GAA news.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/05/202340 minutes 53 seconds
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The Throw-In Hurling: ‘Pay the players if you’re going down the pay-for-view route’ - John Mullane & Eddie Brennan on the GAAGO controversy, head-high tackles and Tipp’s All-Ireland credentials

The controversy over GAAGO, head-high tackles and Tipp’s All-Ireland credentials are all up for discussion with Eddie Brennan and John Mullane who join Michael Verney on this week’s Throw-In Hurling podcast. If you want to get in touch with the show, send your comments and questions on Twitter at @mlverney and @nedzerb13. Join the Throw-In every Monday for all your weekend GAA reaction and analysis from the Irish Independent sports team and visit Independent.ie for the latest GAA news.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/05/202339 minutes 44 seconds
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Dublin’s Croke Park advantage, Derry’s impressive win, a blip for Limerick or something more serious? And is Waterford’s summer over?

Kildare took Dublin to within two points in their Leinster semi-final but it was Glenn Ryan’s post-match comments on the Dubs’ unfair home advantage in Croke Park that has generated most focus, so was Ryan right or was it a case of sour grapes? Dick Clerkin and Colm Keys join Will Slattery and Michael Verney to discuss, plus Dick reacts to Monaghan’s defeat to Derry and Armagh’s victory over Down for their first Ulster final since 2008. In the hurling, Clare beat Limerick while Cork were easy victors over Waterford and Galway and Kilkenny fought out a tense draw in Leinster. Was this just a blip for Limerick? Is Waterford’s summer over, how much of a threat will Cork be and who will be in the mix from Leinster? Eddie Brennan and John Mullane join Will and Michael to give their verdicts on those games. If you want to get in touch with the show, send your comments and questions on Twitter at @slatterywill and @mlverney. Join the Throw-In every Monday for all your weekend
01/05/202359 minutes 53 seconds
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Meath's fall to the Tailteann, Galway's credentials & has Davy Fitz uncovered the blueprint to defeat Limerick?

Meath football has seen them fall to the Tailteann Cup and out of the Championship after their defeat to Offaly at the weekend and on the latest episode of the Throw-In podcast, Frank Roche and Conor McKeon join Will Slattery and Michael Verney to discuss all the big football talking points, including Galway’s All-Ireland credentials, Kerry’s mean defence and Down’s chances in Ulster. Plus, in the hurling, John Mullane and Eddie Brennan discuss Limerick’s close-call to Waterford and ask if Davy Fitz has uncovered the blueprint to defeating John Kiely’s team and whether Tipperary’s improvement under Liam Cahill could see them challenging Limerick. If you want to get in touch with the show, send your comments and questions on Twitter at @slatterywill and @mlverney. Join the Throw-In every Monday for all your weekend GAA reaction and analysis from the Irish Independent sports team and visit Independent.ie for the latest.See omnystudio.
24/04/20231 hour 41 seconds
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Monaghan’s heroics & the magic of the provinces ignites the Championship

Last week it was New York and this week it was Ryan O’Toole’s injury-time winner for Monaghan. The provincial football championships have ignited the start of the Championship and on this week’s Throw-In podcast, Dick Clerkin and Colm Keys join Michael Verney and Will Slattery to re-live the drama and discuss where Tyrone go from here, and Derry and Monaghan’s next steps in Ulster. If you want to get in touch with the show, send your comments and questions on Twitter at @slatterywill and @mlverney. Join the Throw-In every Monday for all your weekend GAA reaction and analysis from the Irish Independent sports team and visit Independent.ie for the latest.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/04/202342 minutes 26 seconds
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New York & Clare's wins have shown why the provinces are still important & time to hand Limerick the Liam MacCarthy cup already?

With New York’s historic win over Leitrim and Clare's surprise defeat of Cork on the opening weekend of the Championship, on the latest episode of the Throw-In podcast. Dick Clerkin, Donnchadh Boyle and Michael Verney discuss why the provinces are still important. Plus, was Mayo’s defeat to Roscommon such a bad thing for them? Also on the show, John Mullane looks back on Limerick’s dominant win over Kilkenny to win the League title. It’s only April but you might as well hand over the Liam MacCarthy cup to Limerick, says John. But who else will emerge from Munster this summer? And how can any of the other counties hope to compete? Join the Throw-In every Monday for all your weekend GAA reaction and analysis from the Irish Independent sports team. If you want to get in touch with the show, send your comments and questions on Twitter at @slatterywill and @mlverney. Listen and follow on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts from.See <a href="https://omnys
10/04/202355 minutes 47 seconds
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Mayo's statement of intent, Derry's shortcomings and the disadvantage of winning your province

With the football leagues over and Mayo and Dublin capturing the Division 1 and Division 2 titles, this week’s Throw-In ranks the contenders heading into the Championship. Conor McKeon and Dick Clerkin join Will Slattery and Michael Verney as they focus on the big five and discuss why winning your province could also be a disadvantage. But, says Dick Clerkin, if Mayo want to prove their All-Ireland credentials, they need a big performance against Roscommon in their Connacht opener next week. Join the Throw-In every Monday for all your weekend GAA reaction and analysis from the Irish Independent sports team. If you want to get in touch with the show, send your comments and questions on Twitter at @slatterywill and @mlverney.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/04/202339 minutes 21 seconds
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'If Dublin want to win the All-Ireland, he starts on Sunday’ Philly McMahon on the return of Stephen Cluxton

Dublin legend, Philly McMahon, joins Will Slattery to discuss Stephen Cluxton’s shock return to the Dublin set-up. 'It’s shaken the GAA world,' he tells Will and, he says, if Dublin want to win the All-Ireland this year, then you start with Cluxton against Derry next Sunday. Join the Throw-In every Monday for all your weekend GAA reaction and analysis from the Irish Independent sports team. If you want to get in touch with the show, send your comments and questions on Twitter at @slatterywill and @mlverney.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/03/202320 minutes 10 seconds
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Back to the future - what Cluxton's return means for Dublin & Cork's hurlers fall short again

The re-appearance of Stephen Cluxton to the Dublin squad grabbed all the headlines but what does it say about Dessie Farrell’s back to the future plan for the team? Dick Clerkin and Frank Roche join Will Slattery on the latest Throw-In podcast to discuss this and all the other weekend football news including Monaghan’s great escape and Armagh’s relegation woes. Plus, in the hurling, John Mullane discusses Cork failings as they lose to Kilkenny in the League semi-final while Tipp were overpowered by the green giant that is Limerick. Join the Throw-In every Monday for all your weekend GAA reaction and analysis from the Irish Independent sports team. If you want to get in touch with the show, send your comments and questions on Twitter at @slatterywill and @mlverney.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/03/202347 minutes 42 seconds
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Mayo thriving under Kevin McStay’s leadership, Louth’s bid for Division 1 and is the hurling League in danger of becoming the Walsh Cup?

Mayo are the first team to book their place in the football league semi-finals but who else will join them and should they be keeping something in reserve for the Championship? Dick Clerkin and Conor McKeon join Will Slattery and Michael Verney on the latest Throw-In podcast to discuss all the weekend football action, including Mayo’s growth under Kevin McStay, Louth’s renaissance with Mickey Harte and Derry’s irresistible form. In the hurling, Eddie Brennan and John Mullane discuss Cork and Tipp’s hunger for a league title and also ask if Davy Fitzgerald is holding this Waterford team back from fulfilling their potential? Join the Throw-In every Monday for all your weekend GAA reaction and analysis from the Irish Independent sports team. If you want to get in touch with the show, send your comments and questions to Will and Michael on Twitter at @slatterywill and @mlverney.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/03/202357 minutes 43 seconds
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There's a dog about Cork this year while Tipp show their teeth against Waterford

Cork and Tipperary have booked their semi-final places in the League with wins that showed how far they’ve come under their new managers and on the latest Throw-In podcast, Eddie Brennan and John Mullane join Michael Verney and Donnchadh Boyle to discuss all the big talking points from the weekend’s hurling league action. Coming from behind to beat Wexford shows that Cork have a resilience and a dog about them says Eddie Brennan while John Mullane reckons Tipp and Liam Cahill will be eyeing League success before pushing on for the Championship. Elsewhere, Galway halted their slide to beat Clare in Ennis and Kilkenny easily beat Dublin to set up a clash against Waterford to decide on a semi-final spot. Join the Throw-In every Monday for all your weekend GAA reaction and analysis from the Irish Independent sports team. If you want to get in touch with the show, send your comments and questions to Will, Michael and Donnchadh on Twitter at @slatterywill, @mlverney and @depboyle
13/03/202333 minutes 47 seconds
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A wide open Championship come the summer but where are the goals?

Tyrone beat Kerry, Derry beat Dublin, Armagh are on the rise and Mayo sit top of the table, is this a signal that come the summer the Championship is going to be wide open? On this week’s Throw-In podcast, Martin Breheny and Dick Clerkin join Will Slattery to discuss the likely state of play later in the year. Apart from the top three or four big guns, who else will challenge? Plus, what about the lack of goals we’ve been seeing so far? It goes deeper and is an indictment of coaching says the panel while the problem of diving and simulation is another thorny issue up for discussion. Join the Throw-In every Monday for all your weekend GAA reaction and analysis from the Irish Independent sports team. If you want to get in touch with the show, send your comments and questions to Will, Michael and Dick on Twitter at @slatterywill, @mlverney and @clerkin_d.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/03/202338 minutes 26 seconds
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The League's Mid-Term Report - who's happy, who's struggling and who to watch out for?

With the first half of the League over, who is doing well and who is struggling when it comes to their mid-term report? On this week’s Throw-In podcast, Will Slattery and Donnchadh Boyle are joined by Dick Clerkin and John Mullane to give their overall marks. Managing the next few weeks with one eye on the Championship is an important time says Dick with Roscommon’s shortcomings coming to light in Clones following their three point defeat to Monaghan. Next week’s clash against Mayo will show how far they’ve come. Kerry beat a spirited Armagh by a point in Killarney and while Donnchadh believes Armagh could be ones to watch during the Championship, Dick says they have to go on and prove themselves in Ulster after plenty of talk the last few years. In Division 2, Derry have been blowing away teams but is it just their early fitness that’s propelling them through games and will we see others catch up with them come the Championship? For Dublin, despite only beating Clare b
27/02/202351 minutes 57 seconds
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Rossies flying high – but can it last? Kerry’s Clifford problem and the return of Jack McCaffrey

After three rounds of Division 1, who’d have thought Roscommon would be flying high with three wins from three? But should they be keeping one eye on the Championship or go all out for the League? On this week’s Throw-In podcast, Dick Clerkin and Conor McKeon join Will Slattery and Michael Verney to discuss all the weekend’s League football action. Mayo’s impressive seven point victory over Kerry has the county purring again under Kevin McStay’s management, while there’s question marks over Kerry’s slow start to their year and if they’re too reliant on David Clifford? In Division 2, Dublin and Derry each have 100% records but with Jack McCaffrey coming back for Dublin, is this a last hurrah from that record-breaking generation? Join the Throw-In every Monday for all your weekend GAA reaction and analysis from the Irish Independent sports team. If you want to get in touch with the show, send your comments and questions to Will and Michael on Twitter at @slatterywill and
20/02/202339 minutes 16 seconds
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Tipp on the rise, Cork's potential - but Limerick still loom large

On the latest episode of The Throw-In podcast, Will Slattery is joined by Colm Keys, Vincent Hogan and Donnchadh Boyle to look back on the hurling weekend. The panel all agree that Tipperary are a coming team under Liam Cahill after their win away to Kilkenny, while Derek Lyng has some work to do with the Cats ahead of the championship. Cork are another team who have impressed in the league after they made it two wins from two with a four-goal victory in Galway. Colm Keys says Cork could be a team to watch later on in the year, but he added that everyone else are still a long way off four in-a-row chasing Limerick, who powered past Clare on Saturday night. Join the Throw-In every Monday for all your weekend GAA reaction and analysis from the Irish Independent sports team. If you want to get in touch with the show, send your comments and questions to Will and Donnchadh on Twitter at @slatterywill and @depboyle.See omnystudio.co
13/02/202330 minutes 13 seconds
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Davy Fitz's Second Coming, Cork's potential, Tyrone impress and Rossie time strikes

Michael Verney and Donnchadh Boyle are joined by John Mullane and Conor McKeon on this week’s Throw-In to discuss all the major talking points from the weekend hurling and football action. Mullane assesses Davy Fitz’s second coming to Waterford after their draw against Dublin, whilst he also highlights Cork’s strength and potential as they beat Limerick and thinks they’ll be one of three counties aiming for the League. In the football, Tyrone impressed as they easily beat Donegal by eight points; Dublin overcame Limerick by nine but Dessie Farrell admits the Dubs look like a Division 2 team; Kerry’s eleven point victory over Monaghan has the Kingdom up and running; and Rossie time struck with Roscommon’s injury time winner over Galway. Join the Throw-In every Monday for all your weekend GAA reaction and analysis from the Irish Independent sports team. If you want to get in touch with the show, send your comments and questions to Will and Michael on Twitter at @slatterywill
06/02/202358 minutes 15 seconds
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Mayo’s new start, Kerry’s focus & Vincent Hogan’s Hurling League Preview

The National Football League returned with a bang at the weekend and the Throw-In podcast is also back with its weekly breakdown of the big games and major talking points. On this week’s show, Dick Clerkin joined Will Slattery and Michael Verney to discuss Mayo and Galway’s scintillating draw, Donegal edging out Kerry, Roscommon toppling Tyrone and Armagh’s victory over Monaghan. Plus, in Division 2, Meath under new manager Colm O’Rourke, beat Cork down on Leeside, while Dublin saw off Kildare as they seek an immediate return to Division 1. The hurling leagues start next weekend and Vincent Hogan joined Will and Michael to give his thoughts on how the counties will fare especially those with five new managers at the helm. Can Davy Fitz fix Waterford and bring them back? How long before Liam Cahill’s Tipperary can show some promise again? And can anyone stop Limerick’s four-in-a-row? Join the Throw-In every Monday for all your weekend GAA reaction and analysis from
30/01/202357 minutes 44 seconds
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'Mullins was that Dublin team' Pat Spillane & Martin Breheny remember the legend that was Brian Mullins

Sinéad Kissane is joined by Pat Spillane and Martin Breheny on this special Throw-In podcast to remember Brian Mullins, the Dublin GAA midfield legend who died at the age of 68. Pat recalls their on-field battles and the key role Mullins played in that historic Kerry-Dubs rivalry, while Martin remembers watching a 19 year old make his mark on the 1974 All-Ireland final that would go on to change GAA history. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/10/202231 minutes 50 seconds
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Bonus Ep: 'Everything is driven by the statistician' - Pat Spillane & John Mullane look back on the 2022 season at the Ploughing

Pat Spillane and John Mullane joined Will Slattery and Michael Verney for a special live edition of the Throw-In at the Ploughing Championships to look back on the 2022 hurling and football seasons. In front of a packed crowd at the Irish Independent tent, Spillane said he was worried about the threat of the Dubs next year with the return of Paul Mannion and Jack McCaffrey and he also railed against the influence of statisticians on Gaelic games. ‘If you put your right foot into a bucket of boiling water,’ he said. ‘And you put your left foot into a bucket of freezing water, statistically, you’re comfortable!’ Meanwhile, John Mullane reflected on Limerick’s continued dominance of hurling and welcomed what Davy Fitzgerald could bring to the Waterford panel for the coming season.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/09/202226 minutes 29 seconds
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Vikki Wall and Sarah Rowe look ahead to the beginning of their AFLW seasons

Sinéad Kissane looks ahead to this weekend’s start of the new Australian Football League Women’s season with Meath’s AFLW rookie, Vikki Wall, who’s signed up with the North Melbourne Kangaroos and Mayo’s seasoned Aussie rules player, Sarah Rowe, who’s going into her fifth campaign with Collingwood. 22 Irish players have signed up to play with Australian clubs for this, the 7th edition of the AFLW, which runs until the end of November. For the duration of the AFLW season you can read the thoughts of Vikki and Sarah as well as Cora Staunton and Orla O’Dwyer in their player diaries exclusively in the Irish Independent and on Independent.ie. For more from the Throw-In, visit the show page at: www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/08/202223 minutes
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Cora Staunton on Meath’s All-Ireland win & Ursula Jacob previews the Cork v Kilkenny camogie final

With Meath retaining their All-Ireland title, Cora Staunton joins Sinéad Kissane and the Irish Independent’s Donnchadh Boyle to look back on the Royal’s ten-point victory over Kerry and how the champions will be affected by the departures of Vikki Wall and Orlagh Lally to the AFLW. Plus, it’s Cork v Kilkenny in the All-Ireland camogie final, a match-up last seen in 2018 and Ursula Jacob previews how she thinks this game will go. With Cork having beaten Kilkenny in their previous four final meetings, Ursula thinks Cork will see it through again. For more visit the show page at: www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/08/202239 minutes 31 seconds
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Will it be a Kerry double? Rena Buckley & Noelle Healy on the Ladies Football Final, Kerry v Meath

With Kerry football on a high, can the ladies team cap off a memorable 2022 for the Kingdom by capturing their first All-Ireland title since 1993? They face Meath who are seeking to retain their own All-Ireland and cement their place at the top table of ladies football. Cork’s 18-time All-Ireland winner, Rena Buckley and Dublin’s 5-time All-Ireland champion, Noelle Healy, join Sinéad Kissane to preview the game. For more visit the show page at: www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/07/202226 minutes 38 seconds
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The Throw-In Extra: The Magic of the Brian Cody Years with Eddie Brennan, Vincent Hogan & Martin Breheny

On this special episode of the Throw-In podcast with Sinéad Kissane, Eddie Brennan, the eight-time All-Ireland winner under Brian Cody, Martin Breheny who wrote Cody’s autobiography, and Vincent Hogan, the Irish Independent’s Chief Sports Writer, look back on the extraordinary career of Brian Cody, Kilkenny’s legendary hurling manager, who has stepped down after twenty-four years in charge. For more visit the show page at: www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/07/202230 minutes 5 seconds
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Joe Brolly, Pat Spillane & Philly McMahon on the All-Ireland Football Final

Philly McMahon joins Joe Brolly and Pat Spillane who are re-united once again for a special Throw-In podcast looking back on the All-Ireland Football Final that saw Kerry regain the Sam Maguire after eight years. But, the truth is, Kerry weren’t really tested and Philly says he’d be hungry to get fit again to take on the All-Ireland champions. Also on the show, Joe Brolly says Galway will be sick to the stomach with the opportunity they let slip, while Pat Spillane lauds David Clifford’s performance and Jack O’Connor’s influence. For more visit the show page at: www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/07/202237 minutes 15 seconds
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The Throw-In Live: Kerry are Champions – the post-match reaction & analysis from Croke Park

Kerry have answered the doubters and those who questioned if they had the mettle to come through the pressure. They’re All-Ireland champions once again, thanks in no small part to David Clifford’s striking performance, beating Galway 0-20 to 0-16. Dick Clerkin and Michael Verney joined Will Slattery for a special Throw-In podcast after the final whistle from Croke Park with all the post-match analysis and reaction. For more visit the show page at: www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/07/202214 minutes 31 seconds
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Philly McMahon & Joe Brolly Preview the All-Ireland Football Final

Joe Brolly joins Philly McMahon on the latest episode of the Throw-In to preview the All-Ireland Football Final between Kerry and Galway. Joe questions Kerry’s ability to handle the mantle of favourites while Philly has some advice on how to manage the Kerry forward line. Ultimately though, will Clifford and co have too much firepower for Galway in the end? For more visit the show page at: www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/07/202239 minutes 29 seconds
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The Skill & the Will: the Scary Potential of this Limerick Team

Despite making history with three All-Irelands in a row, Limerick’s hurlers are not finished yet and on this week’s Throw-In, Eddie Brennan, John Mullane and Vincent Hogan join Will Slattery to look back on the hurling final victory and what could still come from John Kiely’s team. How can the other counties catch them in 2023 and beyond? Plus, is TJ Reid Kilkenny’s greatest ever and who will take over in Waterford and Tipperary? For more visit the show page at: www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/07/202233 minutes 41 seconds
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Limerick’s history-makers – John Mullane and Michael Verney’s post-match reaction & analysis from Croke Park

The three-in-a-row has been done and Kilkenny pushed them all the way, but Limerick are the All-Ireland champions for the third year running and for the fourth time in five years. How much more can be said about John Kiely’s team, their mindset, attitude and accomplishments? John Mullane and Michael Verney from the Irish Independent join Sinéad Kissane for a bonus episode of the Throw-In straight after the final whistle from Croke Park with their post-match reaction and analysis to a classic hurling final. For more visit the show page at: www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/07/202214 minutes 50 seconds
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Philly McMahon on the future of Dessie Farrell and this Dublin team

After losing to Kerry by way of an incredible injury time free kick, what does the future look like for Dessie Farrell and the once all-conquering Dubs? On this week’s show, Philly McMahon joins the Irish Independent’s Sinéad Kissane and Conor McKeon and he highlights some of the tactical and personnel errors that contributed to Dublin’s defeat. But, if there are some changes made, he says, the character shown in the second half points to a better season in 2023. For more visit the show page at: www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/07/202232 minutes 3 seconds
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The All-Ireland Hurling Final Preview

Can Limerick make their own hurling history by winning three-in-a-row or will Brian Cody and Kilkenny prove they’re the timeless masters? The Irish Independent’s Frank Roche and Colm Keys join Will Slattery and Michael Verney as they preview the 2022 All-Ireland Hurling Final and weigh up just where the game will be won and lost. For more visit the show page at: www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/07/202230 minutes 38 seconds
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Can Kerry fulfil their promise? Galway’s say on the All-Ireland, plus Dessie Farrell and Dublin’s future

It was two heavyweights going toe-to-toe and it turned out to be a classic decided in the 76th minute by Seanie O’Shea’s mammoth free-kick so what now for Dublin in the coming years and can Kerry finally fulfil their promise by beating Galway? Ciarán Whelan and Dick Clerkin join Will Slattery and Michael Verney for this week’s Throw-In as they look back on the All-Ireland football semi-finals as well as Westmeath’s inaugural Tailteann Cup win. For more visit the show page at: www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/07/202238 minutes 30 seconds
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Philly McMahon on exposing the Kerry defence, marking David Clifford and the Con O’Callaghan injury

It’s not the All Ireland final, but it’s certainly the next best thing - Dublin v Kerry, the historic and most successful rivals go head-to-head in Sunday’s semi-final and Philly McMahon says more than just this season is at stake. Philly joins Sinéad Kissane and the Irish Independent’s Conor McKeon to preview the weekend semis and he explains how the Dubs can get at the Kerry defence and also how he would approach marking David Clifford. It’s two heavyweights going head-to-head and whoever wins will be odds-on to win the All-Ireland and continue to dominate for the next few years. For more visit the show page at: www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/07/202237 minutes 8 seconds
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Limerick going for history but for Cody it’s legendary

It’s a familiar storyline – not just Limerick’s fourth final in five years, but Brian Cody going for twelve All-Irelands as manager. It was another world when Cody first took over Kilkenny in 1998 but after nearly a quarter of a century his teams are still winning titles and reaching finals. However, can his Kilkenny team stop Limerick who are looking for three-in-a-row? Vincent Hogan and John Mullane join Will and Michael on this week’s Throw-In to discuss the hurling semi finals and to look ahead to Limerick v Kilkenny. Listen and follow on Apple, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts from. For more visit the show page at: www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/07/202238 minutes 51 seconds
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Philly McMahon on the Armagh eye-gouging, Joe Brolly and Twitter trolls

It may have been a classic but days later the GAA world is still talking about the Galway-Armagh quarter-final for the wrong reasons and on this week’s show, Philly McMahon addresses the eye-gouging incident, Joe Brolly’s comments and the Twitter trolls who have been calling Philly out. For more visit the show page at: www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/06/202228 minutes 52 seconds
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Dick Clerkin & Ciarán Whelan on a tarnished football classic and Darragh Egan previews the hurling semis

History was made in Croke Park with the first ever penalty shoot-out in the All Ireland but despite it being a classic, it’s the off-pitch actions from Armagh that has people talking about the game afterwards. Dick Clerkin and Ciarán Whelan join Sinéad Kissane and Michael Verney on the Throw-In to look back on all the drama and controversy from the football quarter-finals. Plus, Wexford manager, Darragh Egan, is on the show to preview next weekend’s hurling semi-finals and has some insights into stopping Tony Kelly and Clare. Listen and follow on Apple, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts from. For more visit the show page at: www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/06/202251 minutes 57 seconds
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Philly McMahon’s Predictions for the Football Quarter-Finals

We’re down to the last eight in the Football Championship with a few surprises thrown into the mix, so who can we expect to reach the semi-finals? Can Armagh continue their great form? Are Galway flying under the radar? How strong will Dublin be and how tight can Clare make it against Derry? Plus, what about Kerry v Mayo? Have Kerry the mental strength to overcome whatever Mayo throws at them? Philly McMahon joins Sinéad Kissane and Conor McKeon with his predictions on the latest Throw-In podcast. For more visit the show page at: www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/06/202239 minutes 26 seconds
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Eddie Brennan & John Mullane on the hurling semis and Liam Sheedy as Cork's next manager?

Eddie Brennan and John Mullane join Will and Michael on the latest Throw-In podcast to look back on the hurling quarter-finals that saw Clare defeat Wexford and Galway overcome Cork. The panel look ahead to the semi-final pairings of Kilkenny v Clare and Limerick v Galway with Eddie giving his insights into how Henry Shefflin will approach the game, and in the wake of Cork hurlers letting another one slip by them, is it time for an outsider like Liam Sheedy to come in a shake things up? Plus there’s a round-up of the Tailteann Cup action and a discussion as to what playing in Croke Park means for players from the smaller football counties. Listen and follow on Apple, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts from. For more visit the show page at: www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/06/202234 minutes
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The Throw-In with Philly McMahon: Tactics, pundits and the propaganda of negativity

This week Philly McMahon discusses Gaelic football tactics and set-plays and asks why pundits continue to see the game in negative terms? It’s time to end the propaganda of talking down the modern game says Philly and start understanding what’s actually happening on the pitch. For more visit the show page at: www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/06/202232 minutes 52 seconds
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Dick Clerkin on the Football QFs draw, Tom Dempsey on facing the Clare juggernaut

With the football quarter-finals draw made, Dick Clerkin joins Will and Michael on this week’s Throw-In assessing each team’s chances and once issue sticks in his throat – could Derry or Armagh really be in this year’s All-Ireland final? Armagh face Galway while Derry play Clare, and Mayo will have to do it the hard way once again if they want to have a chance, having to beat Kerry and Dublin, while the Dubs wait ominously for Cork in their clash. With the hurling also down to the last eight, Wexford legend, Tom Dempsey, previews his county’s mouth-watering tie against the Clare juggernaut while Cork v Galway is too close to call and Limerick and Kilkenny await in the semis. Every Monday the Throw-In brings you the Irish Independent’s best insights and analysis from all the weekend GAA action. And don’t forget to listen to Philly McMahon’s show every Friday when he gives his take on the issues affecting the Football Championship. Listen and follow on Apple, Spotify or
13/06/202248 minutes 36 seconds
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The Throw-In with Philly McMahon: Twitter trolls, Meath's fall and Mayo's failings

The abuse of Andy McEntee, in the wake of his resignation as Meath manager has shown up once again what inter-county managers go through and on this week’s show, Philly McMahon joins Sinéad Kissane and Conor McKeon to discuss the abuse that he has received and how it affects one’s family. Plus, post-McEntee, how can Meath football hope to resurrect themselves and Philly outlines the weaknesses in Mayo’s defence that Kildare can exploit. For more visit the show page at: www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/06/202238 minutes 22 seconds
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Eddie Brennan & Vincent Hogan on a game for the ages

This year’s Munster final was a game for the ages and Eddie Brennan and Vincent Hogan join Will & Michael to look back on Limerick’s win over Clare that will be talked about for years to come. While Kilkenny won another Leinster title beating Galway, the focus is still on the fall-out between Brian Cody and Henry Shefflin – Eddie Brennan has his say. In the football, Colm Keys joins the lads to discuss Tyrone’s shambolic All-Ireland title defence which came to an end at the hands of Armagh who must now fancy themselves with another crack against Donegal in the football qualifiers. And where does Meath football go from here after their defeat to Clare? Every Monday the Throw-In brings you the best insights and analysis from all the weekend GAA action. And don’t forget to listen to Philly McMahon’s show every Friday when he gives his take on the issues affecting the Football Championship. Listen and follow on Apple, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts from. Fo
06/06/202251 minutes 55 seconds
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The Throw-In with Philly McMahon: Do the Dubs need Eoghan O’Donnell, pundits on Derry’s style of play and McEntee’s last game?

Philly McMahon joins Sinéad Kissane and Conor McKeon for his take on the Football Championship. He discusses Eoghan O’Donnell’s move from the hurlers to the footballers and why it might not work out, previews the weekend qualifiers and has plenty of criticism for the pundits talking down Derry’s style of play. For more visit the show page at: www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/06/202242 minutes 30 seconds
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Derry’s win-at-all-costs Ulster title, the Dubs’ statement of intent and who will emerge from the qualifiers?

It was a case of back to the future as Derry won their first Ulster title in 24 years but it was reminiscent of Donegal under Jim McGuinness says Ciarán Whelan on this week’s Throw-In podcast. Whelan and Dick Clerkin joined Will Slattery and Michael Verney to look back on all four provincial football finals from the weekend where Kerry had little by way of challenge in Munster against Limerick, while Dublin’s hammering of Kildare has proven their All-Ireland credentials once again. Meanwhile, Galway’s Connacht title win over Roscommon has them leading the outside pack with attention focusing on the football qualifiers over the next few weeks to see who can emerge on a run of form. Every Monday the Throw-In brings you the best insights and analysis from all the weekend GAA action. And don’t forget to listen to Philly McMahon’s show every Friday when he gives his take on the issues affecting the Football Championship. Listen and follow on Apple, Spotify or wherever you ge
30/05/202238 minutes 27 seconds
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The Throw-In with Philly McMahon: Michael Murphy’s octopus arms, Rory Gallagher on the sideline, and where Dublin’s campaign could be derailed

It feels like the Football Championship is finally kicking into gear with all four provincial finals being held over the weekend and on this week’s Throw-In with Philly McMahon, he joins presenter Sinéad Kissane and the Irish Independent’s Conor McKeon with a preview of where each game will be won and lost. Philly discusses Michael Murphy’s octopus arms, Rory Gallagher’s influence on Derry and why he reckons injuries to key players could be what really derails the Dublin campaign. Plus, are Roscommon coming in under the radar for their Connacht final against Galway and what will Kerry learn about themselves after their Munster final clash with Limerick. Join Philly McMahon on the Throw-In every Thursday where he gives his take on the Football Championship while every Monday the Irish Independent’s team of sports writers and former players, including John Mullane, Eddie Brennan, Ciarán Whelan and Dick Clerkin bring you the best insights and analysis from all the weekend GAA act
26/05/202243 minutes 2 seconds
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John Mullane on tough days for Waterford & Eddie Brennan on Kilkenny’s predictability

After being tipped to take on Limerick, Waterford’s season imploded in Munster this year and John Mullane joins Will Slattery and Michael Verney on this week’s Throw-In podcast to try and make sense of it all. Meanwhile, Eddie Brennan reflects on Kilkenny’s surprise defeat to Wexford calling their play predictable and the panel also look ahead to the Munster and Leinster finals. Plus Will and Michael cover the opening draw for the All Ireland football qualifiers. Every Monday the Throw-In brings you the best insights and analysis from all the weekend GAA action. And don’t forget to listen to Philly McMahon’s show every Friday when he gives his take on the issues affecting the Football Championship. Listen and follow on Apple, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts from. For more visit the show page at: www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/05/202240 minutes 32 seconds
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The Throw-In with Philly McMahon: Ger Brennan on religion, pranks and team spirit

Ger Brennan joins Philly McMahon on the latest Throw-In to talk about his eight year career with the Dubs, the pranks played on team mates and managers to ease the pressure, plus why religion and faith are so important to him and why he has since changed his opposition to the same sex marriage referendum. Join Philly McMahon on the Throw-In every Thursday where he gives his take on the Football Championship while every Monday the Irish Independent’s team of sports writers and former players, including John Mullane, Eddie Brennan, Ciarán Whelan and Dick Clerkin bring you the best insights and analysis from all the weekend GAA action. Listen and follow on Apple, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts from. For more visit the show page at: www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/05/202240 minutes 49 seconds
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Clare contenders, Mullane on selfie-gate and Dubs feel sorry for Meath

Clare – and not Waterford - have proven themselves to be the most likely challengers to Limerick in Munster this year and what a Munster final we will have in store between those two teams. But what about Waterford? Defeat to Cork has left their season hanging by a thread – where has it all gone wrong? John Mullane and the Irish Independent’s, Michael Verney, join Sinéad Kissane on this week’s Throw-In to look back on all the hurling action, including ‘selfie-gate’ where Mullane has been highly critical of the Dublin hurlers laughing and joking and having selfies taken after their 17-point defeat to Kilkenny in Parnell Park. Ciarán Whelan is also on the show to discuss the Dubs’ dismantling of Meath and why he misses the old rivalry, plus Derry’s Ulster run and Limerick beat Tipperary even in the football to reach their own Munster final. Every Monday the Throw-In brings you the best insights and analysis from all the weekend GAA action. And don’t forget to listen to Ph
16/05/202255 minutes 4 seconds
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Philly McMahon's Throw-In: The truth about Dublin dominance - and it's not finances or population

As Dublin and Meath prepare to face each other in Sunday's Leinster semi-final, Meath boss Andy McEntee has previously suggested that splitting Dublin is something that has to be considered to counter the Dubs dominance in Leinster and the Football Championship in general. On this week’s Throw-In with Philly McMahon, Philly and the Irish Independent’s Conor McKeon, set out to counter the argument that says population size or finances have anything to do with the Dublin GAA’s superiority over the last decade – despite what Colm Cooper has said about things reaching a tipping point. Join Philly McMahon on the Throw-In every Thursday where he gives his take on the Football Championship while every Monday the Irish Independent’s team of sports writers and former players, including John Mullane, Eddie Brennan, Ciarán Whelan and Dick Clerkin bring you the best insights and analysis from all the weekend GAA action. Listen and follow on Apple, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts
16/05/202232 minutes 21 seconds
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Kerry pull away, Tipp defiant and Conal Keaney on the Dubs

Former Dublin dual star, Conal Keaney, joins Will and Michael on this week’s Throw-In with his thoughts on Limerick’s latest win over Tipperary and why there’s hope for the Premier county going forwards. Conal also gives his view on the Dublin hurlers as they prepare for Kilkenny in Parnell Park – a clash that promises to define so much of the season for these two teams. The Irish Independent’s Colm Keys joins the show to discuss the weekend football action which saw Kerry overcome Cork, finally pulling away after 50 minutes, while Donegal are through to another Ulster final and Galway routed Leitrim to set up a repeat of the Division 2 final against Roscommon for their Connacht final. Every Monday the Throw-In brings you the best insights and analysis from all the weekend GAA action. And don’t forget to listen to Philly McMahon’s show every Friday where he gives his take on the Football Championship. Listen and follow on Apple, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts
16/05/202249 minutes 9 seconds
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Philly McMahon's Throw-In: Cork's wrong fight, soccer’s influence & managers on the sidelines

Philly McMahon joins Sinéad Kissane and the Irish Independent’s Conor McKeon for his weekly take on the Football Championship, with Cork v Kerry, the influence of soccer and the behaviour of managers on the sideline all up for discussion on the latest show. After Cork refusing to play Kerry in Killarney, they now face the Kingdom in Páirc Uí Rinn in the Munster Championship but are they onto a hiding to nothing? They’ve poked the bear and should be mindful, says Philly. The influence of soccer on the Cliffords and on Philly’s own career is also discussed with Philly highlighting how spatial awareness is just one of the positives that can be brought into a player’s Gaelic football career which we’re seeing in spades with David Clifford. And what about managers micro-managing on the sidelines, will it eventually become a thing of the past? Philly reckons it should be, saying the game should go towards rugby where the manager is in the stands seeing what the players can’t see.
16/05/202229 minutes 51 seconds
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Eddie Brennan on the aftermath of the Cody-Shefflin handshake, Dick Clerkin on Tyrone’s fall

Eddie Brennan has been in Henry Shefflin’s shoes before as a former player turned manager facing his old master and he joins Will and Michael on this week’s Throw-In to analyse and discuss the fall-out from that handshake between Shefflin and Cody after yesterday’s game between Galway and Kilkenny. Elsewhere they discuss the manner of Galway’s win and what Kilkenny need to do as they face Dublin next in Parnell Park. Munster’s only game was the meeting of Cork and Clare and the Banner county have made it two wins from two with their two point win following on from their victory over Tipperary the previous week. Dick Clerkin was on the show to look back on all the weekend football action with the main talking point the defeat of All-Ireland Champions, Tyrone, at the hands of Derry. Tyrone may have been under-performing this year but don’t write Tyrone off, warns Dick. Let’s not forget the form of Derry in winning either who nearly got promoted to Division 1 this year and no
16/05/202251 minutes 48 seconds
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Philly McMahon's Throw-In: The truth about Dublin dominance - and it's not finances or population

As Dublin and Meath prepare to face each other in Sunday's Leinster semi-final, Meath boss Andy McEntee has previously suggested that splitting Dublin is something that has to be considered to counter the Dubs dominance in Leinster and the Football Championship in general.On this week’s Throw-In with Philly McMahon, Philly and the Irish Independent’s Conor McKeon, set out to counter the argument that says population size or finances have anything to do with the Dublin GAA’s superiority over the last decade – despite what Colm Cooper has said about things reaching a tipping point.Join Philly McMahon on the Throw-In every Thursday where he gives his take on the Football Championship while every Monday the Irish Independent’s team of sports writers and former players, including John Mullane, Eddie Brennan, Ciarán Whelan and Dick Clerkin bring you the best insights and analysis from all the weekend GAA action.Listen and follow on Apple, Spotify or wherever you get y
12/05/202232 minutes 21 seconds
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Kerry pull away, Tipp defiant and Conal Keaney on the Dubs

Former Dublin dual star, Conal Keaney, joins Will and Michael on this week’s Throw-In with his thoughts on Limerick’s latest win over Tipperary and why there’s hope for the Premier county going forwards.Conal also gives his view on the Dublin hurlers as they prepare for Kilkenny in Parnell Park – a clash that promises to define so much of the season for these two teams.The Irish Independent’s Colm Keys joins the show to discuss the weekend football action which saw Kerry overcome Cork, finally pulling away after 50 minutes, while Donegal are through to another Ulster final and Galway routed Leitrim to set up a repeat of the Division 2 final against Roscommon for their Connacht final.Every Monday the Throw-In brings you the best insights and analysis from all the weekend GAA action.And don’t forget to listen to Philly McMahon’s show every Friday where he gives his take onthe Football Championship.Listen and follow on Apple, Spotify or wherever
09/05/202249 minutes 9 seconds
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Philly McMahon's Throw-In: Cork's wrong fight, soccer’s influence & managers on the sidelines

Philly McMahon joins Sinéad Kissane and the Irish Independent’s Conor McKeon for his weekly take on the Football Championship, with Cork v Kerry, the influence of soccer and the behaviour of managers on the sideline all up for discussion on the latest show.After Cork refusing to play Kerry in Killarney, they now face the Kingdom in Páirc Uí Rinn in the Munster Championship but are they onto a hiding to nothing? They’ve poked the bear and should be mindful, says Philly.The influence of soccer on the Cliffords and on Philly’s own career is also discussed with Philly highlighting how spatial awareness is just one of the positives that can be brought into a player’s Gaelic football career which we’re seeing in spades with David Clifford.And what about managers micro-managing on the sidelines, will it eventually become a thing of the past? Philly reckons it should be, saying the game should go towards rugby where the manager is in the stands seeing what the players
05/05/202229 minutes 51 seconds
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Eddie Brennan on the aftermath of the Cody-Shefflin handshake, Dick Clerkin on Tyrone’s fall

Eddie Brennan has been in Henry Shefflin’s shoes before as a former player turned manager facing his old master and he joins Will and Michael on this week’s Throw-In to analyse and discuss the fall-out from that handshake between Shefflin and Cody after yesterday’s game between Galway and Kilkenny.Elsewhere they discuss the manner of Galway’s win and what Kilkenny need to do as they face Dublin next in Parnell Park.Munster’s only game was the meeting of Cork and Clare and the Banner county have made it two wins from two with their two point win following on from their victory over Tipperary the previous week.Dick Clerkin was on the show to look back on all the weekend football action with the main talking point the defeat of All-Ireland Champions, Tyrone, at the hands of Derry. Tyrone may have been under-performing this year but don’t write Tyrone off, warns Dick.Let’s not forget the form of Derry in winning either who nearly got promoted to Division 1
02/05/202251 minutes 48 seconds
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The Throw-In with Philly McMahon: What the Wexford players need to do as they prepare to face Dublin

With Dublin starting their Championship season with a visit to Wexford on Saturday off the back of relegation to Division 2, many are wondering if this year’s Leinster football competition will be the most open in recent years and if this the opportunity to dethrone the Dubs in their province.On this week’s show, Philly McMahon joins Sinéad Kissane and Conor McKeon to look ahead to the game and has advice for the Wexford players if he was in the dressing-room.Philly also discusses what Dublin need to address to ensure they approach this game in the right way.Plus, he highlights the importance of managerial continuity and why those counties that keep turning over their managers are, unsurprisingly, usually unsuccessful.Listen and follow The Throw-In on Apple and Spotify and don’t miss new shows every Monday looking back on all the weekend action, plus Philly McMahon’s show every Thursday for his take on the Football Championship.For more, visit th
28/04/202225 minutes 51 seconds
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Galway must kick on, Armagh's lack of stomach and Limerick’s extra gear

Galway finally defeated Mayo in the Connacht Championship helping to relieve the tension for Padraig Joyce but the Tribesmen must now kick on in the province to really capitalise on this victory says Martin Breheny on this week’s Throw-In.He joins Will Slattery and Michael Verney as they look back on all the weekend football action with Armagh coming in for particular criticism in the wake of their defeat to Donegal.Plus, the club v county debate in the current congested fixture schedule gets an airing with Breheny describing as ‘utter madness’ the extended lay-off for counties now waiting for the football qualifiers to begin.Meanwhile in the hurling, John Mullane was also on the show to discuss Limerick’s win over Waterford. Although the margin of defeat was only three points this time around, Limerick have shown they’re still the ones to beat but it’s not the be all and end all for Waterford says Mullane. Finish in the top three, get to Croke Park an
25/04/202253 minutes 11 seconds
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Philly McMahon’s TI Friday: Sledging, the Dark Arts & Getting into Players’ Heads

When does the ‘Dark Arts’ cross the line between players on the GAA pitch? And is sledging on the rise?On this episode of Philly McMahon’s Friday Throw-In, presented by Sinéad Kissane and with the Irish Independent’s Donnchadh Boyle, the Dublin legend explains why he doesn’t agree with the negative connotations attached to the ‘Dark Arts’.For him, it’s about mental warfare and getting into your opponents’ heads and he describes some of the personal abuse he has suffered at the hands of two players, something he didn’t let go.Listen and follow The Throw-In on Apple and Spotify and don’t miss new shows every Monday looking back on all the weekend action, plus Philly McMahon’s Friday Throw-In for his take on the Championship.For more, visit the show page at:www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/04/202230 minutes 47 seconds
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Cork’s definition of insanity, Waterford’s strength in-depth and Tyrone’s title defence

The 2022 Hurling Championship has begun right where it left off, with Cork once again on the wrong end of a Limerick beating and on this week’s Throw-In, former Kilkenny All-Star, Eddie Brennan, joins Will Slattery, Michael Verney and Vincent Hogan to discuss all the main talking points from the weekend action.While the soul-searching for Cork goes on, they have to pick themselves up for their next match against Clare and Limerick face Waterford in an early meeting between the country’s top two teams.The Déise got their season off to a good start with a win over Tipperary, showing their own strength in depth, but can Waterford narrow the gap to Limerick and ask them some difficult questions?In other matches, Wexford rallied against a wasteful Galway to earn a draw, while Dublin edged out Laois and Kilkenny blew Westmeath away by sixteen points.Meanwhile in the football it was a low-key start to the Championship with Tyrone overcoming Fermanagh as the rei
18/04/202236 minutes 51 seconds
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Philly McMahon’s TI Friday: Congested fixtures, mental preparation & the Dubs’ military culture

Dublin legend, Philly McMahon, has joined Independent.ie’s Throw-In podcast with his own show every Friday where he discusses the big talking points during the Football Championship.Presented by Sinéad Kissane and joined by Irish Independent GAA writer, Conor McKeon, this week Philly reveals what it will be like watching the Dubs as a spectator for the first time in fourteen years and he gives an insight into the physical and mental preparation required for inter-county players.Plus, he gives his take on the congested fixture schedule and whether he’d like a return to All Ireland final days in September.And he reveals the military culture inside the Dublin camp that helped propel them to such unparalleled success.Listen and follow The Throw-In on Apple and Spotify and don’t miss new shows every Monday looking back on all the weekend action, plus Philly McMahon’s Friday Throw-In for his take on the Championship.For more, visit the show page at:<br
14/04/202232 minutes 41 seconds
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Camogie & Ladies Football Special: No stopping Meath & Galway’s dominance over Cork

Since their All Ireland triumph over Dublin last year there’s been no stopping Meath who have now captured their first-ever League title and have made themselves favourites for the All Ireland this year, says Cork dual star legend, Rena Buckley, on this week’s Throw-In podcast.Rena joined Sinéad Kissane and Donnchadh Boyle as they looked back on an impressive two point win over Donegal in Croke Park on Sunday that has laid down a marker for the summer. Also in the ladies football, in Division 2, Kerry beat Armagh by 1-12 to 0-12 to gain promotion to the top flight next season.Meanwhile, with the camogie Division 1 and 2 finals also on in Croke on Saturday, Wexford legend, Ursula Jacob joined Sinéad and Donnchadh on the show, and highlighted Galway’s strength in-depth as they came back from six points down to beat Cork by four points.It’s five wins in a row now over Cork for the reigning All Ireland champions but Ursula believes Cork can look ahead to another ti
11/04/202229 minutes 33 seconds
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Kerry's title, Clifford's masterclass and Waterford's time?

Kerry are the 2022 football league champions with a fifteen point hammering of Mayo over the weekend but it was David Clifford’s magic that once again set the game apart.Donnchadh Boyle and Dick Clerkin joined Sinéad Kissane on this week’s Throw-In podcast to discuss all the football action and while Clifford’s 1-06 was breathtaking, it’s the rest of his game that really makes him special says Clerkin.“He is so creative, not just with himself, and to me that almost sets him apart. He just does so much damage to a team - again not just from his own boot, but from his own hands and vision - you could probably associate at least a goal and fifteen to him directly yesterday. It's just a phenomenal return for one player in an attacking unit that you know I've never seen myself, but I guess we're just privileged to be watching it at the minute.”Roscommon collected the Division 2 title with an injury time goal to seal the win over Galway while Cavan took Division 4 w
04/04/202247 minutes 5 seconds
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The Dubs are down, Leinster's weakness, and Waterford on the verge of something special

Dublin relegated to Division 2 was just one of the many storylines from a fascinating and enthralling final round of football league games, but did the GAA miss a trick in not maximising the audience for an incredible, frantic day of football? Will we see the introduction of Friday night football as a way to whet people’s appetites even more?Ciarán Whelan joined Will Slattery and Michael Verney on the latest Throw-In podcast to discuss all the main talking points from the weekend with Dublin’s relegation dominating.“They can't complain,” said Whelan. “Their performance throughout the League was just far too patchy at times and it looked like they were getting a bit of structure back over the last two weeks but that wasn't prevalent in the first half yesterday and again they looked very, very disjointed, particularly from a defensive perspective.”Elsewhere, there’s special mention also for Kerry and Mayo who meeting in the Division 1 final, and for Roscommon’s
28/03/202251 minutes 9 seconds
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Philly McMahon on Kerry's rising dominance and John Mullane on the hurling semi-final match-ups

With a second win in-a-row, have Dublin now steadied the ship? Philly McMahon joined Will Slattery and Michael Verney on this week’s Throw-In podcast and he thinks there’s now a calmness to their play and a leadership that was previously lacking which are all good signs for the months ahead.Philly also discusses Kerry’s top of the table form and believes their dominance means they are now more in the heads of the players from the other counties.On David Clifford and how to stop him, Philly remembers the 2019 All-Ireland final when he he was marking Tommy Walsh but was still keen to get in Clifford’s ear.“I'm sure Walsh was looking at me going 'you're marking me, why are you talking to him?' But there was still bits where he bit - you know you could say 'fair play to him for standing back up to you' blah, blah, blah but he bit and that for me was something that I always wanted to test. I would have definitely, in the last two managements, had conversations befo
21/03/202249 minutes 22 seconds
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Expenses fallout rolls on, Dublin get their first win and Kerry v Mayo dress rehearsal?

The football league action dominated over the weekend but it was off-pitch that was generating much of the headlines with Tom Parsons saying the GPA were prepared to take further action in the players’ stand-off with the GAA over expenses.However, Dick Clerkin, who joined Will Slattery, Sinéad Kissane and Donnchadh Boyle on this week’s Throw-In podcast believes that a conversation over player welfare needs to take precedence over expenses first.“What are the GPA looking for in terms of a sustainable model for the intercounty game?” he asked on the show. “Because I don't think anybody could agree that it should be ok that a county team should be asked to train seven days a week around the Championship season and that can be funded carte blanche because that's effectively what Tom Parsons was saying. If it is the case with the county teams now that it's the norm to be asked to train five to six times a week, that's not sustainable, that's not fair and it's not sustainab
14/03/202242 minutes 33 seconds
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Martin Storey on why Wexford need silverware, Déise lay down a marker & should Limerick be worried?

With Wexford’s hurlers making it four wins from four in the League and booking their semi-final spot, Martin Storey joins Will, Michael and John Mullane to discuss the rise of his county under Darragh Egan and how 2022 could pan out for them.“We need some sort of silverware in Wexford to get the ball rolling again and get everyone totally flying and get everyone in the county jizzed up,” says Storey. “It's the players that were improving gradually I think, they won three U21 Championships so it was a natural progression for them to start coming to their peak at 24, 25, 26 years of age to see are they able to compete at the top level in Ireland and they are competing but we still need to get a little bit more to be winning.”Martin also discussed his club’s disappointing defeat in the camogie final on Sunday with Sarsfields beating Oulart 3-12 to 4-5 and had nothing but high praise for the commitment and skill on show by both teams and management.Elsewhere in the
07/03/202242 minutes 56 seconds
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Philly McMahon on the Dubs' decline, why he misses Tyrone's battles & John Mullane on Cork’s intent

Philly McMahon joins Sinéad Kissane and Conor McKeon on this week’s Throw-In to look back on the main football league action and with the Dubs fourth loss in a row the big talking point.It’s too easy and too lazy to blame the manager or the players he tells Sinéad when trying to explain the Dubs’ defeat to Kildare.“It's complex, it's a collective shift of mindset that's needed right now. I think there has to be a spin off of you know this is what you've been fed in terms of information from outside that's impacted on the pitch, so what I'm saying basically is in a nutshell, the players are performing what they are thinking, right? You essentially are what you think.”The panel also discuss the other Division 1 games including Mayo and Kerry leading the charge while, looking ahead to the Dubs’ next game against Tyrone, it’s a battle, says Philly that he would have relished and should be a challenge to excite the players.Meanwhile, John Mullane was on the
28/02/202252 minutes 28 seconds
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Dublin & Donegal in fight for survival and Angela Walsh on GAA, LGFA and Camogie integration

On this week’s Throw-In, Donnchadh Boyle, Dick Clerkin and Angela Walsh join Sinead Kissane to look back on the weekend’s football league action. Dublin’s third loss in a row came at the hands of Mayo on Saturday night, and Dick Clerkin feels they are going to be in a dogfight to remain in Division 1 next season.‘’There's no question about it, the pressure's on and they're in a place that they've never been having to fight for survival, so how that impacts on their squad and performance remains, well, I wouldn't say remains to be seen, it's not looking good at the minute, because I say they were in that going into the Mayo game, that sort of mindset and it didn't get them a whole pile further in terms of performance and obviously not in the result.’’Kerry put on a dominant display on home soil in Killarney, with Donegal struggling to find any foothold into the game. Are Donegal facing into a similar battle with relegation as Dublin find themselves in? Donegal wi
21/02/202246 minutes 33 seconds
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Club finals' magic, Waterford's rise and stirrings in Kilkenny

Croke Park has seen some history and dramatic days and the 2022 club finals at the weekend delivered in spades with Kilcoo’s heroics and Ballygunner’s history-making. On this week’s Throw-In, John Mullane and Vincent Hogan join Will and Michael to look back on another pulsating weekend of GAA action.The first club hurling title in Waterford’s history will be a boost to the county for the coming year says Mullane.“This is coming a long time. Ballygunner have been knocking on the door for long enough. They've been getting to Munster club finals, it's well stated now their dominance in Waterford hurling and they got their just rewards on Saturday. I think it's going to have a massive, massive knock-on effect for Waterford hurling going forwards.”Meanwhile, Tipp’s win over Kilkenny has increased the unrest in the county under Brian Cody – should they have done a Tyrone on it by replacing a long-term manager? And with Henry Shefflin’s impressive start to
14/02/202242 minutes 20 seconds
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Dublin's troubles, cards galore and Limerick's vulnerability

Dublin’s woes continued in Tralee on Saturday night and Ciarán Whelan joined Will Slattery and Michael Verney on this week’s Throw-In podcast to look back on all the weekend football action.“I really thought Dublin would have been set up with a little bit more structure defensively going into the game,” says Whelan. “And then particularly in that fifteen minute period where Kerry just ate them. There was no effort to stem the flow of that period and it just meant Kerry could control the game.”Meanwhile, elsewhere in Division 1, Armagh beat Tyrone as the All Ireland champions saw four players dismissed in a remarkable game; Donegal picked up their first win over Kildare; and Mayo overcame Monaghan.In Division 2, Andy McEntee’s troubles continue with Meath’s loss to Roscommon who are joint top with Galway and Derry.The hurling Leagues also began over the weekend with John Mullane joining the show and the biggest surprise of all coming from Wexford’s three
07/02/202253 minutes 7 seconds
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Reality bites for Dublin, Ulster’s strengths and John Mullane’s hurling preview

There weren’t many positives for Dublin after their opening league defeat to Armagh in Croke Park and on this week’s Throw-In podcast, Dick Clerkin joined Will Slattery and Michael Verney to look back on all the league football action.“There was nothing new or fresh and that's probably the concerning thing if I was a Dublin fan looking at them,” said Clerkin. “It was the same sort of style of play that they developed in Jim Gavin's later years, very methodical, not much creativity.”It promises to be a pressure cooker of a game for Dessie Farrell’s team next weekend against Kerry in Tralee, and with the Kingdom struggling in their draw against Kildare, both Dublin and Kerry will not want to be no wins from two after their clash.Elsewhere in Division 1, Donegal let their lead slip against Mayo with pundits wondering if their intensity and aggression levels have dropped from years gone by?Tyrone and Monaghan also played out a draw in Omagh and every point
31/01/202259 minutes 39 seconds
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Football League Preview: Kerry’s hunger, questions about Dublin, and the battle-lines being drawn

The Allianz Football Leagues are back and so is the Throw-In with Will Slattery and Michael Verney as they’re joined by Martin Breheny and Colm Keys to preview the likely contenders and relegation fights in the weeks ahead.One of the burning questions is how will Dublin react since the end of their historic All Ireland winning run and Michael Verney says write Dublin off at your peril.‘A defeat can almost send people running away with themselves, they were going for 7-in-a-row last year and now all of a sudden a lot of people are potentially writing them off, so I think the reaction is going to be fascinating this year.’Dublin face Armagh in Croke Park in their opening game.And what of Kerry under Jack O’Connor again? They’ll be going for every game and every title, with a point to prove to themselves most of all and start their campaign away to Kildare.Elsewhere in Division 1 sees reigning All-Ireland Champions, Tyrone, against Monaghan in Omag
27/01/202240 minutes 57 seconds
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Credit to Tyrone but what was the Mayo game plan? Plus a camogie final classic

While the Mayo heartbreak continues, let’s also celebrate Tyrone for what they have achieved and on the final Throw-In podcast of the season, Dick Clerkin and Cora Staunton join Will Slattery and Michael Verney to give credit where credit is due to the 2021 All Ireland champions.“It's everything that you'd want in your team that you'd be involved in or if you were a coach at any level,” says Dick Clerkin. “The confidence, the skill level, that passion, the tackling, the discipline….I've just total respect and admiration for what they done and how they done it.”But for Cora Staunton, there are plenty of questions to be asked about Mayo’s approach to the game.“I'm still wondering what their actual forward game plan or system of play was,” she says. “Because at times it didn't seem like they had one or knew what they were doing. At times we had Aidan O'Shea inside in the square and we couldn't get long ball into. At times we had Kevin McLoughlin in there, our m
13/09/202147 minutes 33 seconds
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Cora Staunton & Peter Canavan on the All-Ireland Football Final

2021 is becoming known as the year of the underdog but there’s one remaining question to be answered and that’s whether Mayo can banish the ghosts of footballing pasts by capturing Sam Maguire for the first time in seventy years at the weekend.On this Throw-In football final preview special, Will Slattery and Michael Verney are joined by Cora Staunton and Peter Canavan as they look ahead to the big game. “It's a little bit surreal down here,” Cora tells the show. “While there's plenty of flags and bunting, cars painted and stuff like that, it's not as hyped or as built up as in other years. I think Mayo fans have learned in the past that the more hype you have it's probably not the best. We're optimistic and there's a confidence down here but things are certainly calmer which is good.”While in Tyrone, Peter Canavan says people are upbeat, never expecting to have got so far this year.“The mood's very good, people are in great form up here, there is a great
08/09/202136 minutes 48 seconds
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Tyrone do Kerry again, Peter Keane's future and camogie semis reviewed

After the Dubs dominance of the last six years, the 2021 All-Ireland football final has a unique pairing with Tyrone and Mayo set to meet up following Tyrone’s surprising win over Kerry at the weekend and on this week’s Throw-In, Cora Staunton and Dick Clerkin join Will Slattery and Michael Verney to discuss where and how such an upset was caused.Plus, looking ahead to Mayo’s chances against Tyrone, Cora Staunton says her own county would have preferred not to be facing Kerry.“From a psychological point of view for Mayo it's probably better that it's Tyrone rather than Kerry because obviously we've had All-Ireland final baggage with Kerry in the years past. I think it's going to be a huge tactical battle, Horan is very shrewd in the way he operates and Dooher and Logan are exactly the same. The way they set Tyrone up, their organisation was immense and it's going to be a very difficult final for Mayo.”The camogie final pairing has also been decided with Cork f
30/08/202141 minutes 23 seconds
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From 'total hurling' to one of the 'best ever', Limerick set to dominate

It’s been described as the greatest hurling final display since Kilkenny's demolition of Waterford in 2008 and after Limerick’s record score and victory over Cork this year, just how can they be beaten?Brendan Cummins and John Mullane join Will Slattery and Michael Verney on this week’s Throw-In to look back on Limerick’s incredible performance as well as reviewing where Cork got it so wrong and what other counties can do to stop the ‘green machine’ from dominating in the years to come.“It was probably the best half of hurling I've ever seen,” says Mullane. “It was just relentless. They just pushed this button, they went into gear and they just blitzed Cork and it was just a joy to sit back and watch it. The great teams don't let up and they didn't let up in the second half.”Listen and follow the Throw-In on Apple Podcasts or Spotify, with new episodes every Monday throughout the Championship.For more from the Throw-In, visit the show page at:www.
23/08/202139 minutes 8 seconds
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Joe Canning & the All-Ireland Hurling Final Preview

The countdown to the 2021 All-Ireland Hurling Final is on and the Throw-In looks ahead to the clash of Limerick and Cork with an exclusive interview with Galway legend, Joe Canning, who tells Will Slattery and Michael Verney why all the pressure is on John Kiely’s men.Canning also talks about life post-retirement, his future coaching plans, and the good and bad days of his hurling career.Also on the show, former Limerick All-Star, Andrew O’Shaughnessy, and former Cork manager, John Meyler, run through where they see the game being won and lost. Unsurprisingly, both are tipping their respective counties to win by three points but Meyler says Cork will be in no fear of the reigning champions.“Cork have just quietly gone about their business and they've a new style, a new freshness and certainly won't fear Limerick and Croke Park will suit this kind of running, mobile athletic Cork team.”Listen and follow the Throw-In on Apple Podcasts or Spotify,
18/08/202157 minutes 56 seconds
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Mayo's redemption, Dublin's uncertain future and Meath ladies upset Cork

After nearly a decade, Mayo have finally shaken off Dublin and taken their fans on another incredible journey to Croke Park.On this week’s Throw-In, Ciarán Whelan and David Brady join Will Slattery and Michael Verney as they look back on an epic clash between the two counties.For Brady, it was the gritty, never-say-die manner of the victory over such a decorated Dublin team that said more about the win.“As a Mayo man, as a Mayo person, as a Mayo supporter, we have always said it, we're on this journey with the team and the team represents the people. Time and time again we've come up short and we have failed and it's been very disappointing against Dublin because their class just eluded us by the smallest of margins in games but it was great to get that one victory to beat such a dominant Dublin team.”For Dublin meanwhile, it’s not quite back to the drawing board but they will certainly be a team in transition for the coming years says Whelan.Th
16/08/202141 minutes 5 seconds
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The Rebel Roar is back, Limerick’s battles ahead and football semis previewed

It’s Cork v Limerick in the 2021 All Ireland hurling final and what a mouth-watering game it promises to be. Ultimately Cork got over the line despite Kilkenny’s last gasp heroics, whilst Limerick were too good for Waterford, and on this week’s Throw-In, John Mullane and Frank Roche joined Will Slattery and Michael Verney to look back on the semi-finals and preview how they see the final going.Mullane has been singing Cork’s praises for the last number of weeks and he says their tradition and self-belief will count for much in their approach to the final.“The Rebels are the rebels,” says Mullane. “And the Rebel Roar was back yesterday. Cork hurling is in a very good place. Their dander is up, they're hurling very, very well. They can be extremely dangerous opponents for anyone and here we are now, we're going to be in for a thrilling final with both Cork and Limerick.”The panel also discussed Kilkenny’s fight and determination and what the future holds for
09/08/202149 minutes 17 seconds
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Will Waterford topple Limerick? Dublin’s vulnerability and Joe Canning’s special talent

Waterford are into another All Ireland semi-final after beating Tipperary at the weekend but the question now is whether their speed and running game will be enough to overcome the country’s best in Limerick?Brendan Cummins and John Mullane join Michael Verney on this week’s Throw-In as they give their verdict on Waterford’s win, Cork’s victory over Dublin and rate the counties’ chances in the semis.Plus there’s special mention for Offaly’s 41 points scored against Derry to win the Christy Ring final while in the Nicky Rackard final, Mayo beat Tyrone by sixteen points to win their second title.And with Joe Canning’s retirement from the game, the panel rank Joe Canning’s career amongst the greats, remembering his legacy to his county and the overall game of hurling.In the football, Dick Clerkin and Martin Breheny review the Leinster and Ulster finals and for Clerkin, it was a case of a lost opportunity for his native county in their one-point loss to Tyro
02/08/202149 minutes 13 seconds
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Kerry's demented hunger, Cork and Waterford rising

It’s official, Kerry are now the bookies favourites and after their historic 22-point demolition of Cork in the Munster final, Sam is there for the taking. On this week’s Throw-In podcast, Tomás Ó’Sé joins Will Slattery and Dermot Crowe and he tells the lads just how far the Kingdom really can go believing that Dublin are the most vulnerable they’ve been in ten years.“Kerry are favourites,” he admits. “They're working like animals all around the pitch. I think they have an edge, the harder edge this year definitely.”The panel also rate Mayo’s chances in the semi-final after their 11-point turn-around in the Connacht final while Kerry face the winner of Tyrone v Monaghan in next weekend’s Ulster final.Meanwhile, in the hurling, John Mullane was on the show celebrating Waterford’s win over Galway and he reckons they will have the speed to topple Tipperary in the quarter-finals. On the other side of the draw, Cork’s win over Clare sees them meet Dublin
26/07/202154 minutes 46 seconds
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Limerick's greatest half, Davy's next challenge and Monaghan's bittersweet victory

It’s been called Limerick’s greatest half of hurling and it sealed their first Munster three-in-a-row since the 1930s so can anyone now stop them retaining the All Ireland?On this week’s Throw-In, Michael Verney was joined by Colm Keys and Brendan Cummins to look back on all the weekend hurling action.Kyle Hayes’s goal was reminiscent of New Zealand rugby star Jonah Lomu in his pomp says Keys while Cummins believes that Limerick can be stopped, but only if you bring enough bodies out the field.‘If you get most of those Limerick players one-on-one, like it was in the second half,’ says Cummins. ‘Unless you're an Olympic sprinter with a hurley in your hand, you're going to be in difficulty, so the only way around that is to pull bodies around the middle of the field. Every time they turn they hit into somebody and try to get them to take risks that they wouldn't normally want to take and Tipp did that in the first half but unfortunately in the second half it obv
19/07/202148 minutes 48 seconds
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Exclusive Gearóid Hegarty interview, plus the football Championship finally kicks into gear

Limerick’s Hurler of the Year, Gearóid Hegarty, joins Will Slattery and Michael Verney for an exclusive interview on this week’s Throw-In podcast as he looks ahead to the crunch Munster final clash with Tipperary.Hegarty then talks about his hugely successful career, the importance for him of being able to switch off completely from the game to re-charge and why getting in the ‘flow’ is the holy grail for athletes.He also opens up on why he thinks fans shouldn’t have to wear masks at Championship games and reveals what training and living during the Covid conditions has been like.“You have to be very careful because a two week quarantine for being a close contact of someone that tested positive and you're going to miss a game. Somebody could get in in your place and do really well and you might struggle to get back in. Nothing has really changed to be honest from last year's Championship to this year's Championship in terms of how we've to prepare. You've to
12/07/202156 minutes 10 seconds
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Clare fury, Dublin hurlers tear up the script and Cluxton’s distractions

Dublin's hurlers provided the first major shock of the Championship as they tore up the script against Galway and on this week’s Throw-In podcast, John Mullane joined Will Slattery, Michael Verney and Roy Curtis to look back on all the controversies, highs and lows from the weekend action.With Galway’s status as the main rivals to Limerick now very much in doubt, Tipperary’s win over Clare sees them trying to stop John Kiely’s team achieving a Munster three-in-a-row. But it was for referee James Owen’s penalty and sin-bin decision against Clare’s Aidan McCarthy that proved the game’s key turning point.“For me it was an absolutely crazy call, an absolutely crazy call,” said Mullane on the podcast. “It effectively ruined the match and it was the shot in the arm that Tipperary needed to push on and win the game and it effectively was the winning of the game.”In the football, Dick Clerkin joined the panel and while Dublin stuttered against Wexford, they march on to
05/07/202159 minutes 52 seconds
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The Championship is back and the big guns go marching on

The 2021 Championship is up and running and with the main rivals to Dublin’s crown all in action, Kerry, Donegal and Mayo showed they are all hungry to push on this year.While there were easy wins for Kerry, Donegal and Mayo, will Dublin’s dominance be affected most of all by their own dressing-room with Cian O’Sullivan announcing his retirement and question marks over Stephen Cluxton’s involvement for another season in doubt.Ciaran Whelan joined Will Slattery, Michael Verney and Conor McKeon to look back on all the weekend football action and addressing the Cluxton situation, Whelan said he think it’s unlikely Cluxton will be involved next week saying Dublin’s lack of strength in-depth could hurt them.“One of my concerns going into the Championship is when you look at Dublin's depth that they used to have and the impact of the subs that could come off the bench and how frightening it was for opposition defenders to see a Diarmuid Connolly or a Kevin McManamon c
28/06/202156 minutes 27 seconds
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John Mullane & Dick Clerkin’s 2021 Championship Preview

With the League barely out of the way, we’re already looking forward to the start of the 2021 All Ireland football and hurling championships this weekend and in a special preview show, John Mullane and Dick Clerkin join Will Slattery, Michael Verney, Colm Keys and Frank Roche with their predictions for the summer.It’s a two-horse race in both the football and hurling our experts are predicting and despite a lot of people tipping Kerry, Dick Clerkin believes Dublin will still have too much for the Kingdom in the home stretch and will make it seven-in-a-row.But it’s beyond the big two where he thinks most of the interest will lie.“There's an awful lot to look forward to for a lot of counties in terms of the competitiveness that's there,” he says. “And like there was last year with the Cavan and the Tipperary stories there will be similar stories this year. I'm really looking forward to a lot of those sub-battles and plots throughout the provinces.”In the hur
24/06/202156 minutes 20 seconds
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Who's got the 'big Mo' as we head into the Summer?

Momentum is everything in sport and with such a short turn-around between the Allianz Leagues and the Championship, it’s more important than ever this summer in the GAA and on this week’s Throw-In podcast, David Brady and Brendan Cummins join Will Slattery, Michael Verney and Sean McGoldrick as they look back on the league’s weekend football and hurling action.With Kerry’s big win over Tyrone generating much attention, is the race for Sam effectively a two-horse race? But if David Clifford was to be injured are Kerry a team of genuine title contenders? And then there’s the ‘big Mo’ and what that means to every county preparing for the provincial Championships.“You go between the ying and the yang,” says David Brady. “Of what should have been a defeat for Monaghan yesterday to come off the back of a massive victory in the last couple of minutes against Galway and they're going, 'you know what guys, all is good now'. If you have that kind of confidence it's good beca
14/06/202157 minutes 54 seconds
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Hurling has changed, Limerick looking ominous & the return of Offaly GAA

We’ve gone from too many stops to too many scores - it’s hard it seems to keep hurling folk happy these days. So what is it we actually want asks Vincent Hogan on this week’s Throw-In as he joins Will Slattery and Michael Verney to look back on all the weekend hurling league action.“I think the biggest issue with hurling right now,” says Hogan. “And it really struck me on Saturday with the atmosphere in Corrigan Park with 500 people in it, it gave hurling an edge that we've missed. It's a soulless game without a crowd; it's a soulless game in an empty stadium and I think there's a lot of forwards that are maybe secretly enjoying the fact there's no crowds there.”It’s not a defenders game anymore is a common refrain and Limerick’s 53 shots at goal – 33 points and 20 wides – in their eight point win over Cork has John Kiely’s men looking ominous for the Championship.Elsewhere, Galway are the panel’s tip to rival Limerick, but it is the rise of less-heralded cou
07/06/202151 minutes 18 seconds
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The Dub v Meath 1991 Four Game Series Remembered with Paul Curran & Colm O'Rourke

It’s been called the birth of the modern GAA and thirty years on from the epic 4-game saga between Dublin and Meath in the opening round of the Leinster Championship that electrified and captured the nation’s attention, the Throw-In looks back on that historic series.Dublin legend, Paul Curran, and Meath legend, Colm O’Rourke, join Michael Verney and Roy Curtis as they remember the three drawn games and the final tense winning match for Meath.Colm looks back on Sean Boylan’s unique management style that saw the team travel to Scotland and train in buoyancy aids, while Paul Curran rues the missed chances for Dubs and the nights in the pub that followed.Relive some of that special time with great memories and stories on this Throw-In Special.For more from the Throw-In podcast go to:www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/And don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe on Apple, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts from.See <a href="http
03/06/202136 minutes 8 seconds
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Finals uncertainty, high hopes for football and Kilkenny's ruthlessness

The sun was shining over the weekend and so was the action in the Allianz football leagues – the question now is, will it be a pre-cursor to free-flowing games for the rest of the summer?Looking back on all the weekend League action, Dick Clerkin, John Mullane and Martin Breheny joined Will Slattery and Michael Verney for this week’s episode of the Throw-In.While the uncertainty of whether the Division 1 and 3 finals will take place - in addition to the Division 2 and 4 finals not happening at all - has put a bit of a cloud over the conclusion to the Leagues, there are still so many sub-plots and tantalising prospects for what’s to come.Dublin are still ahead of the rest while Kerry have their many doubters, but elsewhere, Ulster football has been going through something of a character change with high scores and not a blanket defence to be seen.“I think a lot of it's to do with the sense of God with everything that's gone on over the last year and a hal
31/05/202153 minutes 38 seconds
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Kerry's fight, Limerick's discipline and Covid contacts

Dublin and Kerry’s drawn game in Thurles over the weekend threw up more questions than answers but looking to the Championship is the Kingdom any closer to dethroning Dublin?Dick Clerkin and Frank Roche joined Will Slattery and Michael Verney to look back on all the football action while Ursula Jacob reviewed the hurling and camogie games.There was something for both the Dubs and Kerry to take away said Dick Clerkin.“I think Kerry will be taking a step back saying 'there's an awful lot of good to take out of that going down the home straight, but we've loads to improve on. Dublin done as Dublin do. They played good, they were efficient - bar the first ten minutes - they were ruthless in front of goals, they controlled the middle third but they just couldn't close the game out.”However, it was refs and rules that’s taking up most of the air-time still, with the panel asking where’s the consistency and why so many grey areas now exist.In hurling, Tip
24/05/202153 minutes 35 seconds
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Kerry lead the way, Limerick's vulnerability and can someone tell us why the rule changes?

The return of hurling and Gaelic football has seen fans not roaring in delight at the games being played but instead throwing their hands up in the air at the new rule changes in both codes and wondering why?“Who in the name of God decided that the game needed this to happen and on what basis did they make it on?” asks Brendan Cummins on this week’s Throw-In joining Will Slattery, Michael Verney, Conor McKeon and Dick Clerkin to look back on the weekend action.“My hope is that the GAA will come out and say 'look lads this is why' and give us a little Powerpoint presentation as to what the thinking was behind it, why it passed Congress, and then we might be able to see. But I don't see it happening because I can't see any reason in the world why we've changed this, it's mad stuff.”The rest of the panel was equally vociferous when it came to the amended black card rule in Gaelic football with them all wondering what way the games will be come the Championship.<br
17/05/202157 minutes 57 seconds
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New football league format but who can topple the Dubs this year?

The Allianz Football League is back this weekend with a new format and mini local competitions that promise plenty of fireworks, especially in the Ulster counties.The latest Throw-In looks ahead to the return of inter-county gaelic football action and Will Slattery is joined by Donnchadh Boyle and Dick Clerkin to preview all the big games where Division 1 North with Tyrone v Donegal and Monaghan v Armagh the pick of the ties.Division 1 South sees Kerry at home to Galway while Dublin face Roscommon. Pointing to Dublin’s self-belief, Dick Clerkin says this is what other teams to do work on if they really want to de-throne the Dubs.“People talk about resources, they talk about players, they talk about all this stuff. I had the privilege of going down to watch Dublin three times last year in the empty stadium and you got to appreciate the intensity, the focus and the pure confidence that they play with on the pitch and I've never seen another team play like that.
13/05/202136 minutes 41 seconds
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Antrim's shock win, hurling's 'advantage rule' and Cork contenders?

The opening weekend of the Allianz Hurling League threw up a welcome shock with Antrim’s two point win over Clare and joining Will Slattery and Michael Verney on this week’s Throw-In was Brendan Cummins and Colm Keys to look back on all the hurling action.“I think the narrative out of the game,” says Cummins. “Was 'oh my God, Clare were bet by Antrim, they must have given Antrim a loan of the hurleys to play 'em'. Certainly that's not what I see of Antrim but for Clare it is certainly a bit of a set back but I wasn't overly-surprised now to be honest with you that Clare got beaten up there.”Next up for Brian Lohan’s Clare is a grudge match against Davy Fitzgerald’s Wexford, who were 19 point winners over Laois, but he was an unhappy coach, not least with the new advantage rule brought into the game.“There are some things that need to be changed about hurling,” says Michael Verney. “And stopping the cynical element was definitely one. This advantage rule I'm n
10/05/202145 minutes 2 seconds
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Tipperary's Limerick problem, Brian Cody's position and new rules on cynical play

The 2021 GAA season is back and finally fans can feel some sense of normalcy return. It may be a truncated League this year but what an opening hurling fixture to whet the appetite between reigning champions, Limerick, and the team most eager to prove a point against them, Tipperary.Previewing the Allianz Hurling Leagues, Will Slattery and Michael Verney were joined by Vincent Hogan and John Mullane who assess the teams and players to watch out for and why.For Vincent Hogan, Limerick v Tipp is an important game for both teams to lay down a marker, but for Tipperary especially.“Over the last couple of years, there's no doubt about it that Limerick have had their number and they've had their number quite comfortably and I think that's a big thing for Liam Sheedy going into this. Saturday night is a big enough game because he's got to convince his own players that they can match Limerick.”For John Mullane meanwhile, he’s keeping an eye on Wexford, Dublin
06/05/202137 minutes 15 seconds
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The Top 50 GAA controversies

Michael Verney is joined by Vincent Hogan, Martin Breheny and Colm Keys for a special episode of the Throw-In to reflect on the Top 50 GAA controversies.This Saturday will see Colm take a forensic look at the controversies which have shaped the GAA over the past 50 years as he ranks their importance in the Irish Independent and on Independent.ieFrom Rule 42 to the three Cork strikes, the dramatic summer of 1998 and the Tony Keady affair, the quartet delve deep into history to discuss how the GAA and controversy have always gone hand in hand.Memories are also rekindled of controversial sponsorship deals, the removal of the 'ban', the 12 Apostles and everything else in between so sit back and enjoy the Top 50 GAA controversies on the Throw-In.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/04/202145 minutes 36 seconds
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All Stars at 50 - debate, resignations and controversies

Will Slattery and Michael Verney are joined by Martin Breheny for a special episode of the Throw-In to reflect on 50 years of All-Star teams.Starting on Tuesday, Martin has a series running this week in the Irish Independent and on Independent.ie reflecting on the scheme, looking at the biggest winners as well as the best players that were never selected.Martin explains to the lads what the selection meetings are like with the All-Stars voters, and also tells them why he resigned from the committee in 1985 and didn't return for 15 years!The representation of smaller counties, the Brian Whelahan debacle in 1994 and the foundation of the scheme are all discussed too.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/01/202123 minutes 53 seconds
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Dublin's historic 6-in-a-row and where does Mayo and the rest of the counties go from here?

There was to be no unbridled Christmas celebrations for Mayo – or Waterford – fans this year with the favourites in both codes winning out comfortably at the end of the 2020 All Ireland series but the fall-out from Dublin’s historic six-in-a-row continues to be debated.Ciarán Whelan and David Brady joined Will Slattery and Michael Verney on the last Throw-In of the year as they discussed where it went wrong for James Horan’s men and why Dublin’s strength in depth saw them winning out once again.“In every sense of the word they really put it up to Dublin and competed,” said David Brady. “Yes you're disappointed when you lose an All Ireland final but I seen a lot of positives and a lot of things to work on from a Mayo perspective.”For Whelan, it was Dublin’s clutch players that proved the difference.“I think Dessie Farrell probably played it smart and knew that he had to finish strong coming into that last 15-20 minutes. You've real clutch players that can c
21/12/202049 minutes 20 seconds
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Can Mayo make it a memorable 2020 or will Dublin’s stranglehold on the game continue?

The GAA Championship is set to say goodbye to 2020 this Sunday with the clash between Mayo and Dublin in the All Ireland Football Final - their third final meeting in the last five years.The possibility of a team winning six-in-a-row scarcely seemed credible years ago but now Dublin’s dominance of the game has people wondering how far they can go and whether their incredible levels of success are causing more harm than good.If one team can break their bubble however, it’s Mayo, and on this Throw-In preview special, Conor McKeon joins Will Slattery and Michael Verney to discuss where the game will be won and lost come Sunday.Of the three final defeats Mayo have suffered to Dublin in the last decade, each has been only by a point so James Horan men won’t be over-awed or cowed by the opponents they’re facing.The problem however is Dublin and with their match-winning experience, strength in-depth and calm mindset, it’s hard to see how Mayo can do enough to o
17/12/202027 minutes 44 seconds
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Is this the beginning of a Limerick dynasty?

Waterford’s wait for another All Ireland hurling title goes on but in the aftermath of this year’s hurling decider, all the plaudits are rightly on Limerick’s incredible performance to win their second Liam MacCarthy in three years. On this week’s Throw In podcast, Ursula Jacob and John Mullane join Will Slattery and Michael Verney to look back on all the action.As Ursula Jacob points out, this was John Kiely's fourth year in charge and in twenty Championship games with Limerick, he's only lost five.“I think they're going to build on this year again,” says Jacob. “They look unstoppable at times when they're in full flow.”For John Mullane, he’s proud of Waterford’s campaign this year but also proud in what the GAA has given the Irish people during Covid.“The last six, seven weeks have just been magical, absolutely magical,” says Mullane. “It's been so uplifting for the whole country and you know, it answers all the questions should this Championship went ahead
14/12/202040 minutes 45 seconds
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Vincent Hogan's All Ireland Hurling Final Preview

In the year of Covid and a delayed, truncated season without fans, the 2020 All Ireland Hurling Final will be remembered no matter what.But with red-hot Limerick facing a Waterford team with unshakeable belief and a growing momentum behind them, Sunday’s Croke Park showdown looks set to be a classic on the pitch, no matter what’s been going on off the field.Can Waterford finally end their pain of sixty-one years and bring back Liam MacCarthy for the first time since 1959? One of the Throw-In’s regular guests, Waterford legend, John Mullane, certainly thinks so and he has been bullish on the show about the Déise’s chances saying it will be the best Christmas yet for Waterford fans.However, the Irish Independent’s Vincent Hogan, joins Will Slattery and Michael Verney for a special Throw-In hurling final preview show and reckons, despite Waterford’s perfect storm in terms of aggression and tactical strategy, that Limerick will have the edge.“There
10/12/202026 minutes 40 seconds
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Is Dublin really the problem? Mayo’s slim chance and a regressive day for women’s sport

It might have been a weekend of Football Championship semi-finals but the aftermath of the games has seen more negatives than positives and this week’s Throw-In with Will Slattery, Michael Verney, Conor McKeon and Martin Breheny looks back on the big talking points on and off the field.Dublin’s fifteen point winning margin over Cavan sees them attempting an unprecedented six-in-a-row but the focus has all been on Dublin’s seemingly unstoppable advantage due to county size and funding.But what exactly is the issue that critics say needs to be addressed and how? Conor McKeon describes it as ‘hysteria’ while Martin Breheny dismisses calls to split the county or amalgamate other ones.Meanwhile, Mayo’s thirteen point victory over Tipperary also saw them ship 3-13 and many are fearful for their chances against the Dublin ‘machine’ and what it may mean for the long-term future of the game if they lose badly.And in the ladies football, while Cork beat Galway by
07/12/202040 minutes 52 seconds
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Waterford's greatest half, Limerick's fear factor and Galway v Kilkenny in the camogie final

Could this be Waterford’s greatest Christmas ever? Despite the pandemic and the lockdown, the Déise will be celebrating come the evening of Sunday December 13th says John Mullane on this week’s Throw-In.He joined Will Slattery, Michael Verney and Ursula Jacob as they looked back on the action from the weekend All Ireland hurling and camogie semi-finals and he’s ebullient about how the final against Limerick is going to go.“I think you're going to see the end of a massive famine in two weeks’ time,” Mullane said. “And unfortunately, the celebrations might have to be put on hold or there'll probably be some form of low-key ones but I don't care, I don't think any Waterfordian will care. Once Liam MacCarthy is coming back to Suirside it will be the greatest Christmas of all time. I think Waterford are going to do it.”Limerick’s victory over Galway was a hard-fought one despite Kiely’s men having the better chances and it is the ‘fear factor, being afraid to lose
30/11/202048 minutes 59 seconds
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Football’s history makers, the Dublin machine and Waterford dark horses?

One hundred years, eighty-five years and twenty-three years in the making. It was the GAA weekend that saw history being made in the Football Championship and joining Will Slattery and Michael Verney to look back on it all on this week’s Throw-In podcast were Brendan Cummins and Ciarán Whelan.“We were worried about no crowds being at the grounds and they are eerie and it is different and you're saying 'ye it's not the same', but yesterday made it all worthwhile,” Whelan told the show. “Ironic that it's the same four provincial winners as a hundred years, you just couldn't write that sort of stuff so it was just an incredible day to be a GAA follower.”For Cummins who was also previously involved with the Tipp footballers, it was an amazing day for Tipperary and not one that he was surprised about when it finally came.In the rest of the football, Cavan’s win over Donegal probably raised more eyebrows when it came but it’s showing the strength of belief in the so
23/11/202047 minutes 7 seconds
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Mayo's confidence rising, Waterford back on the horse and beware the Cats

It was another weekend of scintillating GAA action with Limerick retaining their Munster title over a spirited Waterford team, while in Mayo, their good form continued with a one point victory over Galway in the Connacht Final and to look back on all the talking points from the games, Will Slattery and Michael Verney were joined by John Mullane and David Brady on this week’s Throw-In.For John Mullane, despite Waterford’s defeat, the manner of their performance gave him hope and he reckons they’ll have enough to overcome Clare to reach an All Ireland semi-final. ‘We’re back on the horse again and heading in the right direction,’ he says.In Leinster, Brian Cody’s Kilkenny won the provincial crown for the first time since 2016 and while everyone focuses on Limerick, could the Cats be coming in under the radar for a tilt at the All Ireland?Meanwhile, in the football, Donegal are being spoken of as serious contenders to Dublin’s title after an impressive twelve poin
16/11/202051 minutes 25 seconds
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Kerry dumped out while Cork and Mayo roll on

The Championship has ignited. Cork’s last-gasp winning goal has dumped Kerry out of the Championship without any backdoor for the Kingdom to go through. 2020 is over for Kerry football and on this week’s Throw-In, David Brady and Martin Breheny join Will Slattery and Michael Verney to look back on a weekend of GAA fireworks.“We haven't seen that in a lot of GAA over the last number of years,” said Brady. “It was an epic battle in monsoon conditions but the outcome, no one could have scripted it. But let me say, I do think that the pen was very heavy from a Kerry point of view in completely and utterly writing off a Cork team who have the bones of a very good footballing team.”In Connacht, Mayo march on to a Connacht final against Galway with their tails up after beating Roscommon and with Kerry now out of the way, one from Cork, Tipp, Mayo or Galway will reach the 2020 All Ireland decider.In the hurling qualifiers, Cork saw off the challenge of Dublin settin
09/11/202043 minutes 58 seconds
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Only Covid can stop John Kiely’s team now, Cork’s demise and pressure grows on Mickey Harte

Limerick are the complete team and only Covid can stop them reckons John Mullane who joined Will Slattery, Michael Verney and Ursula Jacob on this week’s Throw In as the panel looked back on a bumper weekend of hurling, camogie, Gaelic football and Ladies football.“They're after sending out a serious, serious statement of intent there,” said Mullane. “To score 3-23 in the conditions was just incredible and I honestly think they're a penalty kick from winning this All Ireland. The only thing that could stop them realistically could be Covid 19 if they were to get struck down with a couple of cases of it. I think they're on a mission.”With Cork’s defeat to Waterford, Ursula Jacob questions their ability and hunger now to lift themselves against Dublin while in Leinster, Galway are Mullane’s other contenders to rival Limerick.In the football, it was a short-lived Championship for Tyrone after defeat to Donegal and many are now asking if Mickey Harte’s time is up
02/11/202048 minutes 18 seconds
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Kerry to derail the Dubs and is this Limerick’s year?

What a way for the Championship to start back. Limerick’s thirty-six point haul against Clare has put them firmly in the driving seat and John Mullane joins Will Slattery, Michael Verney and Roy Curtis to look ahead to all the Championship action.While empty stadiums have been something all of us have to get used to, it doesn’t lessen the pressure on the players and teams as they are all knock-out matches now and this weekend sees the Munster hurling semi-finals of Cork v Waterford and the hotly anticipated clash of Tipperary v Limerick while in Leinster it’s Dublin v Kilkenny and Galway v Wexford.“To run out on the field, to run out to your own supporters…it's those few minutes before the match before the ball is thrown in that gets you going and obviously it’s all very surreal and it's going to take a couple of games to get used to,” says Mullane.In the Football Championship, Mayo have a chance to forget about their League relegation with a win over Leitrim w
28/10/202037 minutes 9 seconds
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Limerick the team to beat, Kerry’s progress and Conor McKenna stars for Tyrone

In the strangest of League finales, this weekend saw Limerick post a massive 36 points over Clare in the hurling decider which also doubled up as the Munster Championship opener, while Kerry’s 14 point win over Donegal saw them collect their first League title since 2017.Donnchadh Boyle and Ciaran Whelan joined Will Slattery and Michael Verney on this week’s Throw-In as they analysed all the weekend action, assessing how the teams are also faring for the up-coming Championship games.It was certainly the statement of intent from John Kiely’s men who retained their League crown and march on to a crunch Munster hurling semi-final tie next Sunday with Michael Verney describing Limerick as ‘the complete side’ who are laying down the marker for the others to follow.Meanwhile, in the football, Ciaran Whelan was impressed with Kerry’s continued progress under Peter Keane and says they are the team to rival Dublin for the Championship. Since returning from the AFL, Tyro
26/10/202040 minutes 32 seconds
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Who's tipping Tipp? It's the Throw-In's All Ireland Hurling Championship preview

The inter-county hurlers finally to get back out onto the field of battle this weekend as the delayed and truncated All Ireland Championship for 2020 finally gets underway.It’s a return to the old ways of course with just straight knock-out ties deciding the match winners and on this Hurling Championship preview, Will Slattery and Michael Verney give the run down on the likely winners and losers.Unusually, All Ireland champions, Tipperary, are not the favourites, and are instead behind Limerick in the odds but, Michael Verney believes that with Mike Casey now ruled out action for Limerick, that the pendulum has swung back in Tipperary’s favour.“In the Irish Independent magazine last Saturday nobody tipped Tipp to win the All Ireland which is unbelievable in itself, including myself, now my opinion might have changed a small bit when I saw Mike Casey is out and they have basically two of their full back players, Mike Casey and Richie English, both out, whereas Ti
22/10/202024 minutes 57 seconds
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While the nation holds its breath, the GAA at least is back

The inter-county GAA season is back and while it may be changed circumstances, some things still stay the same.A thumping Mayo win over Galway has the fans reaching for superlatives and whispers of glory, while there was another Dublin win over Meath in Leinster, this time with two record-breaking appearances by Stephen Cluxton and Dean Rock. With great games and performances across the country, the Throw-In’s Will Slattery and Michael Verney, joined by Conor McKeon and former Mayo star David Brady, all agreed that the return of the GAA season at inter county level has meant so much to fans.They discussed all the opening League football action including what is shaping up to be a promising Division 2 final weekend with six teams in contention for promotion.Plus there was a look at the Division 2 Hurling League final win for Antrim over Kerry.For more from the Throw-In podcast go to the show page at:www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/<b
19/10/202048 minutes 37 seconds
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Why everything is on the line with the resumption of the Football Leagues

Finally, the inter-county GAA gets set to resume with the resumption of the final two rounds of the Allianz Football Leagues which means the Throw-In is also back and for this week’s show Will Slattery and Michael Verney look ahead to what GAA fans can expect.Known unknowns is probably the best way to sum it all up in this Covid-affected season and being able to adapt to changing circumstances will be the new norm believes Michael Verney.“You have to be so versatile,” he says. “You have to be willing to just flick a switch almost when a decision is made but hopefully things will go smoothly enough over the next couple of months because we all need it really.”“We all need something every Saturday and Sunday, something to be following, something to be watching, something to be digesting over the weekend and then reviewing on the Monday and you need that conversation starter.”There’ll be plenty of conversation starters come next Monday that’s for sure and none
14/10/202017 minutes 21 seconds
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Corcoran over JBM, King Henry vs DJ and tough calls in Dublin

On the latest episode of The Throw-In podcast, Will Slattery and Michael Verney are joined by Martin Breheny and Vincent Hogan to discuss Martin's 20-20-50 rankings.This week Martin has ranked the top 20 footballers and hurlers from every county in the Irish Independent and on Independent.ie - with provincial and national top 20 lists still to come - and he joins the lads to debate some of the selections.From picking Brian Corcoran over Jimmy Barry-Murphy in Cork to the ultra-competitive rankings in Dublin and Kerry, there was plenty to discuss.Michael even took Martin to task over one omission from the Offaly football list!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/05/202045 minutes 42 seconds
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20-20-50 - Martin Breheny's ultimate football and hurling rankings

On this episode of The Throw-In, Will Slattery and Michael Verney are joined by Vincent Hogan and Martin Breheny to discuss the Irish Independent's 20-20-50 series.Starting on Monday May 25th, Martin is ranking the 20 best footballers and hurlers from each county from the last 50 years. After going through each county, he will then rank the best footballers and hurlers by province before a final All-Ireland breakdown.It is sure to cause plenty of debates - and it sparked a few among our panel too.Martin discusses the criteria he used to make his rankings, while Vincent and Michael weigh in on some of the challengers of putting together a list like this as well as some of the talking points that are sure to come up.You can find Martin's rankings in the Irish Independent and Independent.ie starting on Monday May 25 and finishing on May 30.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/05/202032 minutes 40 seconds
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Galway's surge, Tipp's question marks and Waterford a different animal

There was just hurling action in the Allianz Leagues over the weekend and on this week’s Throw-In, Vincent Hogan, Donnchadh Boyle and John Mullane joined Will Slattery to look back on all the games.Galway’s resurgence under Shane O’Neill and their 3-12 scored in the second half to seal victory over Tipperary caught the eye the most and John Mullane reckons their potent forward line could be one to watch in the summer.Waterford have also been rejuvenated under a new manager and Liam Cahill’s philosophy and ethos were highlighted by Vincent Hogan and the panel when discussing the Deise’s new energy and attitude.May 10th sees Tipperary visit Waterford in their Munster Championship fixture and Liam Sheedy knows Tipp have an awful lot of work to do between now and then to come away with a win.For more from the Throw-In podcast go to:www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/The Throw-In podcast is in association with Allianz.ie.See <a href="http
09/03/202038 minutes 50 seconds
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The rise of tunnel brawls, Mayo’s battles ahead and hurling’s black card shot down

Tyrone v Dublin being played in horrendous conditions with plenty of history between these teams, what could possibly go wrong?This week on the Throw-In, Ciaran Whelan joins Will Slattery, Michael Verney and Colm Keys to discuss the fall-out from the game.Plus the panel discuss Mayo’s failings and difficulties ahead for James Horan as they seek to re-build for the future.In hurling, John Mullane joins Will, Michael and Colm to discuss how the League format has taken the sting out of so many games and highlights the fact that managers are looking to bed down squad players at this time of year.Finally with the GAA Congress voting in its first ever overseas President as well as a host of rule changes, including the ditching of the black card in hurling, the Throw-In panel give their verdict on the effect of Congress’ decisions.For more from the Throw-In podcast go to:www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/The Throw-In podcast is in ass
02/03/20201 hour 7 minutes 35 seconds
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Jim Gavin's cap, Brolly as the waterboy and leave hurling alone

Does Dublin have a weakness, the Padraig Joyce effect, cynicism in football, the state of hurling referees, Brian Lohan's direct route and the positive effect of the new camogie rules are all up for discussion on this week's Throw-In.Tomás Ó'Se, Brendan Cummins and Ursula Jacob join Michael Verney, John Brennan and Roy Curtis with all the latest opinion and analysis from the weekend GAA action.While Joe Brolly says Jim Gavin's baseball cap could manage this team, Brolly could be the waterboy reckons Ó'Sé and he believes it is scary for the other teams in the country looking to beat the Dubs.In hurling, Brendan Cummins applauds Clare's more direct approach but says the old failings of possession without being dominant still needs to be addressed.  And leave the game alone the panel all agree on.  The resurgence of Waterford, the strength of Wexford, and Clare's rising under Lohan, along with the traditional heavyweights, shows there's not much wrong with
24/02/20201 hour 10 minutes 19 seconds
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How Wexford are transforming hurling, weather woe and the wild world of Division Two

On this week's episode of The Throw-In, Will Slattery and Michael Verney are joined by John Mullane and Frank Roche to review the latest weekend of Allianz League action.What was meant to be a hurling-only weekend also ended up featuring three football matches as inclement weather continues to cause havoc with the schedule. Limerick vs Waterford and Galway vs Tipperary were both called off last weekend, which will cause a delay in the hurling league later in the campaign.On the pitch, Wexford pipped Kilkenny in another dramatic clash between the sides, and Mullane thinks that Davy Fitzgerald's men now have a psychological edge in the rivalry.Mullane also thinks that Wexford's attacking defenders are transforming the sport, and thinks the Yellow Bellies are still firmly All-Ireland contenders.In football, the lads assess the state of play in the lower divisions, with the promotion and relegation battles extremely difficult to call in Division Two, Three a
17/02/202045 minutes 6 seconds
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The problem with refs and umpires, Galway the sleeping giant and is Bugler the new Connolly?

Referees, umpires, cards and time-keeping all came under the microscope after this weekend’s Allianz Football League games and on this week’s Throw-In, Ciaran Whelan joined Will Slattery and Donnchadh Boyle to go through all the big talking points.Whelan slammed the Clifford sending off believing it was an easy cop-out to dish out two yellows."Let's look at the context of the incident and see would it be the defender instigating this and if it is the defender, let's start punishing the defender and instead of the cop-out of just saying it's handy here to give two yellow cards,” he told Will and Donnchadh.“It was one of those classic GAA solutions to a classic GAA problem,” said Donnchadh Boyle.  “I suppose at club level you kind of expect to see that sort of stuff and it's probably accepted really at that level but you do expect the county game, for everyone involved, referees, umpires, linesmen to be more sophisticated, to have seen all these tricks before and
10/02/202040 minutes 21 seconds
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Mayo's failings on the scoreboard, Galway’s new lease of life, and stop trying to fix hurling

Playing with fourteen men, the clash in Castlebar between Mayo and Dublin became a foregone conclusion, but for David Brady, who joined Will Slattery, Michael Verney and John Brennan on this week’s Throw-In, the failings on the scoreboard over long periods of time is still a major cause of concern for his county.Also looking back on the football action, the panel discussed Kerry’s victory over Galway in Tralee with Padraig Joyce’s Galway a team re-invigorated and Kerry’s backline still looking porous. Plus there was a big win for Monaghan over Tyrone in the all-Ulster derby.In hurling, John Mullane was on the show with the sin-bin top of the agenda and all agreeing that ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’.Plus there was also a discussion of the League revamp which has meant the edge and pressure has been taken away from many of the games. For more from the Throw-In podcast go to:www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/The Throw-In podcast is
03/02/202052 minutes 57 seconds
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Dessie Farrell’s Dublin League debut, scrap the advanced mark and Limerick’s psychological boost

The Allianz Leagues began with a bang over the weekend and while it’s a new era for Dublin under Dessie Farrell, the rivalry with Kerry is still the one to watch in 2020.Tomás Ó’Sé joined Will Slattery, Michael Verney and Conor McKeon to look back on the drawn game in Croker as well as all the other football action, including Padraic Joyce’s opening win as Galway manager and Mayo’s draw with Donegal.However, it was the advanced mark that was generating most of the talking points with Ó’Sé calling for it to be scrapped.“Why is it being brought in now? Defensive football is not the blight it was,” he tells the panel.In hurling, John Mullane joined Will, Michael and Conor, and he believes Tipp’s surrender of a ten point lead against Limerick will prove to be a big psychological boost for John Kiely’s men if they meet again in the Championship.Plus, he sees good things happening for Waterford under Liam Cahill,“You’re going to see Waterford back
27/01/20201 hour 44 seconds
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Allianz Leagues 2020 Preview

The Throw-In is back for another weekly series covering the Allianz Football and Hurling Leagues. On this first show, Will Slattery and Michael Verney are joined by the Irish Independent's, Vincent Hogan and Colm Keys, as they preview the 2020 series. In football, how will Dublin fare in the post-Jim Gavin era, can Kerry start to fulfil their promise, and will Galway be challengers again?In hurling, can Limerick prove the doubters wrong, will Waterford build under Liam Cahill's guidance, and who can ever write Tipp or Kilkenny off?Plus, the lads also look back on the heroics of Corofin and Ballyhale in retaining their All Ireland club titles.For more from the Throw-In podcast go to:www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/The Throw-In podcast is in association with Allianz.ie.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/01/202056 minutes 58 seconds
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From 1955 heartbreak to 2019's five in-a-row - Inside the Decades of the Dubs

On a special episode of The Throw-In podcast, Will Slattery is joined by Joe Davitt and Sean Potts to discuss The Herald's Decades of the Dubs annual.The book is a collection of The Herald's six-part series on the history of Dublin GAA from the 1950s to Jim Gavin's side completing a historic five in-a-row in 2019.Joe helped produce the annual while Sean was a contributor and both have a wealth of knowledge of Dublin GAA.The annual features in-depth interviews with Dublin legends like Mickey Whelan and Jimmy Keaveney, as well as player diaries from the likes of Alan Brogan and Ciaran Whelan.As well as that, there is an extensive collection of sensational photographs included, some from all the way back in the 1950s.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/11/201923 minutes 29 seconds
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'Jim Gavin has achieved what Mick O'Dwyer and Brian Cody couldn't do'

The Dubs did it. History was made and Jim Gavin achieved what the games' greats, Mick O'Dwyer and Brian Cody, couldn't do. The promised land of the 5-in-a-row was reached.For the final Throw-In of the season, Will Slattery and Michael Verney were joined by the Irish Independent's Donnachadh Boyle as well as Tomás Ó'Sé to reflect on the game and the Dubs' wider place in history. Plus, Cork legend, Bríd Stack, was also on the show to look back on the ladies final decider."People talk about All Irelands will come for this Kerry team," says Ó'Sé. "But by who and how? The players have to make it happen, it won't just come."Eoin Murchan gets the Throw-In's final Rising Star award for the Championship with his incredible goal and stand-out performance and just shows how Gavin has been able to consistently renew and change the Dublin team across their five-in-a-row."I retired in 2013 and thought this feeling wouldn't be back, but it is," Tomás Ó'Sé tells th
16/09/201956 minutes 58 seconds
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Selection dilemma for Dublin and All-Ireland ladies football final preview

On the latest episode of The Throw-In, Will Slattery and Michael Verney are joined by Donnchadh Boyle of the Irish Independent and Cork legend Brid Stack to look ahead to the All-Ireland football final replay and the ladies football final.Jim Gavin has some big selection calls to make, chiefly whether to change up his defence after it struggled to contain Kerry's vaunted attack. Youngster Eoin Murchan is one name tipped to come into the side, which could see James McCarthy shift to midfield and Michael Darragh Macauley drop to the bench.One of the key questions is whether Jonny Cooper marks David Clifford again after picking up two yellow cards in the drawn game.Donnchadh thinks Cooper will definitely be handed the man-marking job once again, with Gavin showing faith with his defensive general.In the ladies final, Dublin are huge favourites to beat Galway and complete three in-a-row, and Stack thinks they will be hard beaten.However, she also says that i
12/09/201946 minutes 34 seconds
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Thrilling showcase for camogie final with Galway's victory over Kilkenny

With Galway winning their first All-Ireland camogie title since 2013, beating Kilkenny 3-14 to 0-17, it wasn’t a result that the Throw-In panel had predicted. Joining Will Slattery and Michael Verney to look back on the three 2019 camogie finals was Dublin’s Aisling Maher, and Ursula Jacob, Wexford’s former All Star.Although it was a heart-breaking third final defeat in a row for the Cats – with manager Ann Downey stepping down in the aftermath - It was a great match with two high-performing and high-scoring teams showcasing the best of the sport in front of a record final crowd. Niamh Kilkenny was at the fulcrum of Galway’s persistence, scoring, setting up scores, standing up and leading from the front. Plus a special word must also go to Westmeath who claimed their first Intermediate title as well as Kerry for their first Junior camogie title - especially as they have just the one adult club with the players all from the Clanmaurice club. Fo
09/09/201928 minutes 54 seconds
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Camogie All Ireland Final Preview

It’s a repeat of the 2013 final with Galway v Kilkenny facing off in the 2019 Camogie All Ireland final on Sunday and Dublin’s Aisling Maher and former Kilkenny All Star, Elaine Aylward, joined Will Slattery and Michael Verney on this week’s Throw-In to preview the game.It’s the best attack (Kilkenny) against the best defence (Galway) and promises to be a tight game with Kilkenny seeking revenge for their League final defeat to Galway earlier in the year.Kilkenny made amends beating their opponents in the opening group game in Athenry in June and are favourites to pick up their first camogie title since 2016 having suffered two subsequent All Ireland defeats at the hands of Cork.But, Aisling Maher believes that Galway have that bit more focus and mental strength this year, though whether they can hold out the Kilkenny forwards is another matter. While both Aisling and Elaine are predicting a Kilkenny victory they are hoping for a flowing, open and skil
05/09/201922 minutes 40 seconds
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Question marks over Dublin's depth, but did Kerry miss their chance?

It was one of the best football finals of the decade and Dublin and Kerry get to do it all again, but did Kerry leave it behind them?Ciaran Whelan joined Michael Verney, Frank Roche and Conor McKeon to look back on the 2019 All Ireland final and he reckons both teams have room to improve for the replay on September 14th."These Kerry forwards are a special talent and operating at a different level to what Dublin have been used to," says Whelan. "Dublin will improve. They won’t be happy with that level of performance. But Kerry will also get better. Is this the start of something special from them?"All the panellists tip Dublin to win the replay but Kerry's belief will be real going into the game and it's all set up for another tension-filled, dramatic finale. History is still on the line.For more from the Throw-In, visit the show page at:www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/The Throw-In is in association with Bord Gáis Energy.See <
02/09/201941 minutes 10 seconds
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All Ireland Football Final Preview with Joe Brolly, Tomás Ó’Sé and Alan Brogan

On the eve of the 2019 All Ireland Football Final, the Throw-In previewed the potential history-making clash between Dublin and Kerry live from Croke Park.Joe Brolly, Tomás Ó’Sé, Alan Brogan and Martin Breheny joined Will Slattery and Michael Verney to give their verdicts on Dublin’s 5-in-a-row chances and how Kerry can hope to live with the Dublin machine.Plus, the panel answered audience questions on the greatest players never to have won an All Ireland, how this Dublin team compares to Mick O’Dwyer’s Kerry greats, and even how Joe Brolly introduced Tomás Ó’Sé to TV punditry!For more from the Throw-In, visit the show page at:www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/The Throw-In is in association with Bord Gáis Energy.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
31/08/20191 hour 3 minutes 41 seconds
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The Dublin v Kerry preview, will history be made on Sunday?

This is the big one. Dublin v Kerry. All Ireland football final. Dublin going for history for 5-in-a-row. The Kingdom standing in their way.Are Dublin the greatest football team ever? Will Micko's Kerry greats finally be outshone? Joining Will Slattery and Michael Verney on the Throw-In as they look ahead to the football final was Martin Breheny, the Irish Independent's GAA Editor, who will be attending his 100th All Ireland final.Martin looks back on some of the highlights from the previous 99, his favourite moments and best teams.He remembers when journalists could go into the team dressing-rooms after the final, could ring up players or managers any time for an interview, and even when he got to eat, stay, travel and go to mass with the Galway hurlers in 1987.Plus, he compares this Dublin team to the Kerry 5-in-a-row chasing team in 1982. He backed Kerry in May for the All Ireland but won't reveal whether he's sticking with that prediction - yo
28/08/201930 minutes 3 seconds
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Tipp's hurling double, why their future is bright, and Dublin ladies go for 3-in-a-row

Tipperary is basking in the glow of an incredible 2019 season for them with the U20s picking up their own All Ireland title just a week after the seniors success and this week’s Throw-In with Will Slattery and Michael Verney looks back on the weekend action.And the future is bright for Tipperary hurling judging by the U20s devastation of Cork in the final with an amazing four goals in the opening ten minutes.Jerome Cahill was one of a trio, including Jake Morris and Paddy Cadell, who claimed senior medals in Croke Park and they will be looking to make their mark on Liam Sheedy’s team in the next few years.Meanwhile, for Cork, with no underage All Ireland hurling since 2001, they need to start winning again to quell any doubts about themselves moving forwards.Will and Michael also review the Ladies football semi-finals with 10,000 in attendance for the first Ladies semi-finals to be held in Croke Park between Dublin v Cork and Galway v Mayo with Dublin an
26/08/201917 minutes 25 seconds
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Tipp throw off the shackles while Kilkenny’s soul-searching begins

The hurling decade started with Tipperary and has now ended with Tipp as All Ireland champions once again.Brendan Cummins joined Will Slattery, Colm Keys, Frank Roche and Donnchadh Boyle on this week's show to assess Tipp's dominance over the Cats in recent years.After all, this has been the most successful period for Tipp since the 1960s and have the shackles of the past been finally thrown off and is this Tipperary team the benchmark for future generations?"The experience of the players along with the younger firepower has upped their game management," believes Cummins."All-Ireland medals are won by the teams and players that keep their composure the most. Who can keep their head when the pressure is on? That’s why Liam MacCarthy is heading back to Thurles this year."The panel also gave their nominations for Hurler of the Year - Seamus Callanan was the overall pick, with no surprises there - and gave special mention to their Rising Stars with
19/08/201953 minutes 24 seconds
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All Ireland Hurling Final Preview: Tipp's firepower to edge it?

All Ireland hurling finals are something very special and this year promises to be no different. It’s the return of the heavyweights: Tipperary v Kilkenny, Liam Sheedy v Brian Cody III.No manager has beaten Brian Cody in two finals so will this be the year that it happens?Previewing the 2019 All Ireland Hurling Final with Will Slattery and Michael Verney on this week’s Throw-In are Donnchadh Boyle, Conor McKeon and John Mullane.While the panel believes it’s ‘as 50-50 as you can get’, they are edging towards Tipp’s greater firepower to get them over the line.All will be revealed come Sunday….For more from the Throw-In, visit the show page at:www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/The Throw-In is in association with Bord Gáis Energy.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/08/201934 minutes 19 seconds
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Footballing perfection, Kerry's what-ifs and is Mickey Harte the best person to still lead Tyrone?

For ten minutes it was 'footballing perfection' as the Dubs blitzed Mayo to leave them in the dust. Was it as good as Dublin have played under Jim Gavin and what chance does Kerry have of stopping them in the final?Tomás Ó'Sé joined Will Slattery, Michael Verney, Conor McKeon and Donnchadh Boyle to look back on the weekend semi-finals and Ó'Sé reckons there's too many what-ifs for the Kingdom to win."Do Kerry press forward? You have to target Stephen Cluxton, but do you trust the Kerry defence? There’s so many fires for Kerry to put out all over the pitch," he says.The panel also discusses the future of Mickey Harte and whether he is still the best person to lead Tyrone football, plus they give their picks for their Rising Stars.For more from the Throw-In, visit the show page at:www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/The Throw-In is in association with Bord Gáis Energy.*** Get FREE tickets to The Throw-In Live in Croke Park in as
12/08/201945 minutes 39 seconds
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Why you can’t buy momentum and have Mayo got a Plan-D, a plan for Dublin?

Mayo’s victory over Donegal at the weekend was one of those great days and was the stand-out occasion of the Football Championship so far, but they’re now facing just a six-day turn-around to play a more rested Dublin team in Croke Park.“It’s not working and it’s not fair,” says Mayo’s David Brady on this week’s Throw-In podcast. “However, you can’t buy momentum, regardless of injuries being carried into next Saturday. Dublin haven’t been tested properly this year but Mayo are the team to do it.”John Brennan and Frank Roche also joined Brady, Will Slattery and Michael Verney on the show as they looked back on the Super 8s and previewed the Dublin v Mayo and Kerry v Tyrone semi-finals next weekend.Brady excepted, most of the panel feel Dublin will have too much for Mayo, while Kerry v Tyrone is going to be fine margins as well. Mickey Harte’s team will probably feel they can get at Kerry, though the class of Clifford will be key if he makes it.Plus, th
05/08/201953 minutes 8 seconds
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Return of the heavyweights, Davy Fitz's future, and time for VAR?

It’s the finest of margins that decide matches at this stage of the Championship and the 2019 All Hurling Final sees the return of the traditional heavyweights with Tipperary and Kilkenny facing off in August after a weekend of epic semi-finals.“The two best teams have ended up in the final,” says Brendan Cummins who joined Will Slattery, Martin Breheny and Conor McKeon on this week’s Throw-In. “Tipperary were slaughtered after the Munster final but Liam Sheedy will back these guys to the end.”And Kilkenny haven’t gone away you know. The question is, how would an All Ireland title rank with this team for Brian Cody?The panel also discussed the standard of refereeing, whether VAR needs introducing – or two referees as Martin Breheny would prefer – and the future of Davy Fitz.Plus they nominate their Rising Stars from the weekend and look ahead to the final round of the Super 8s where it’s do-or-die in Castlebar for Mayo while Jim Gavin brings his team f
29/07/201946 minutes 16 seconds
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The Hurling Semi-Final Preview Live from Gorey

It was a special Live Throw-In from Wexford this week as we previewed a bumper All Ireland Hurling Semi-Final weekend.Gorey was alive with excitement as Billy Byrne, Ursula Jacob, Brendan Cummins, John Mullane and Colm Keys joined Michael Verney in the Ashdown Park Hotel for a night of stories looking back on old clashes and rivalries and analysis looking ahead to the weekend.Wexford or Tipp? Limerick or Kilkenny? It's too close to call with the panel split on both games but either way it promises to be two cracking semi-finals to look forward to.Keep an eye out as well for tickets for the next Live Throw-In special that will be broadcasting from Croke Park the night before the All Ireland Hurling Final.For more from the Throw-In, visit the show page at:www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/The Throw-In is in association with Bord Gáis Energy.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informat
26/07/20191 hour 35 seconds
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D-Day looms in Castlebar, Jim Gavin’s plan for Diarmuid Connolly and the future of the Super 8s

It wouldn’t be a Championship without a Mayo drama and the showdown looms in two weeks’ time for the clash between Mayo and Donegal for a place in the All Ireland semi-final.Donegal however, are coming good and despite missing players, have to be pleased with themselves and their performance in the draw against Kerry.On this week’s Throw-In, Ciaran Whelan joins Will Slattery and Donnchadh Boyle to assess the potential of the rivals to Dublin’s crown, though Kerry, Donegal and Mayo have some way to go before being considered as serious contenders.As for Diarmuid Connolly’s return, Whelan says he’s there for a reason, though not for the starting XV,“Jim Gavin brought him back because of his X factor and Dublin will need a significant impact for the last 15-20mins off the bench. There’s no one better than Connolly. He’s been brought back for that purpose.”Also on the show, the panel discuss the future of the Super 8s and why it needs to expand to ten
22/07/201941 minutes 23 seconds
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Kerry back to their best, Connolly’s return and Cork’s baffling inconsistency

Have Kerry timed it all perfectly with their team hitting top form at the business end of the Championship? Their 10 point win over Mayo was as good as they’ve played in recent years and David Brady reckons they are the only real contenders to the Dubs now.Brady joined Will Slattery, Michael Verney and Frank Roche on this week’s Throw-In as they looked back on the opening rounds of the Super 8s and as for Mayo, it was ‘complete and utter capitulation’ according to Brady.Elsewhere, it was business as usual for Dublin with their win over Cork, but it was the announcement of Diarmuid Connolly’s return to training that has generated the most talking points.In hurling, Brian Cody’s Kilkenny showed they haven’t gone away with a top-class performance against Cork. Cork’s inconsistencies though, and failure to deal with the big stage will surely have John Meyler’s management team tearing their hair out.And the panel give their special mentions for the weekend’s
15/07/201958 minutes 12 seconds
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Epic Kilkenny-Cork battles, JJ Delaney on the Cats' chances and a look ahead to the semis

The Throw-In broadcast live from the Hotel Kilkenny this week to preview the All Ireland Hurling Quarter-Finals with an all star cast of JJ Delaney, John Mullane and Ger Cunningham along with INM's Vincent Hogan, Conor McKeon and Michael Verney.The panel gave their verdicts on who will join Wexford and Limerick in the semis, and most fancied Cork to see off the Cats - JJ Delaney excepted of course! Plus they looked back on the great Kilkenny-Cork battles down through the years.The panel also gave their verdict on Brian Cody's reign in the last few years and the likelihood of a Wexford v Tipp semi-final.For more from the Throw-In, visit the show page at:www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/The Throw-In is in association with Bord Gáis Energy.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/07/20191 hour 10 minutes 45 seconds
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'7th July will live long in their lives' Laois' history-making and Super 8s Preview

This summer’s hurling Championship keeps on giving and it was another incredible weekend with Laois’ memorable and historic victory over Dublin that sees them into an All Ireland quarter final against Tipperary.Jubilant manager, and Kilkenny legend, Eddie Brennan, joined Michael Verney, Colm Keys and Sean McGoldrick to look back on a victory for the ages for Laois and what it means for the future generations of Laois hurlers to come.“They’re having the time of their lives,” Eddie told the show. “7th July will live in their memories for a long, long time.”In football, Peter Canavan reviewed Mayo’s victory over Galway and reckons James Horan should be getting the plaudits for his tactical changes during games. And with Tyrone’s facile win over Cavan confirming their place in the Super 8s, next weekend’s game against Roscommon, he says, will be key to their chances of a semi-final place.Plus, in the show’s weekly look at the game’s Rising Stars, t
08/07/201951 minutes 15 seconds
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D-Day for Mayo and Galway, the problems with a second tier championship and Davy's delight

On this week's episode of The Throw-In, Will Slattery and Michael Verney are joined by Conor McKeon and David Brady to recap another great weekend of GAA championship action.Wexford ended a 15-year wait to win a Leinster title and Michael says that Davy Fitzgerald deserves huge credit for guiding the team to glory. However, questions remain over whether they can challenge for the Liam MacCarthy Cup ahead of their All-Ireland semi-final appearance.For Limerick, they restated their credentials as the team to beat with their thrashing of Tipperary. Conor reflects on his county's defeat and explains why Limerick are such a formidable side.In football, Mayo legend Brady joins to talks about the Round Four qualifier draw, the upcoming Super 8s as well as Mayo's round three win over Armagh. The lads also discuss the rest of the weekend's action, discuss the GAA's proposal for a tier-two football championship and give their Bord Gais Energy Rising Stars of the week.<br
01/07/20191 hour 4 minutes 12 seconds
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Why Kerry won't win the All Ireland

Tomás Ó'Sé doesn't rate Kerry for this year's All Ireland - and says he's not trying to underplay his county's chances either. He joined Will Slattery, Michael Verney and Donnchadh Boyle on this week's Throw-In to discuss Kerry's weaknesses and why Donegal are now the main team standing in the way of Dublin's drive-for-five.The Dubs' facile win over Meath showed up how farcical the Leinster Championship has become and the panel also discussed whether Dublin's superior funding has as much to do with their domination.Plus, there's a look at at Donegal's strengths for the Championship, a look ahead to round 3 of the qualifiers, and our weekly look at the Rising Stars.For more from the Throw-In, visit the show page at:www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/The Throw-In is in association with Bord Gáis Energy.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/06/201945 minutes 11 seconds
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No more moral victories for Dublin hurling

The cauldron of Parnell Park was the place to be at the weekend as the Dublin hurlers finally got the big victory that counted and put Galway out of the Championship who must be feeling punch-drunk after results went against them.Brendan Cummins joined Colm Keys, Conor McKeon, Will Slattery and Michael Verney to look back on all the weekend hurling action that also saw Wexford and Kilkenny draw, while in Munster, Tipperary's momentum shows no sign of slowing down."The Tipperary machine is really purring and their confidence is on a high," says Cummins.Meanwhile, in football, Roscommon captured a second Connacht title over Galway in three years, but what about manager Anthony Cunningham and his incredible record in both codes at county and club level?Former Kilkenny All-Star, Elaine Aylward, also looks back on the opening games of the Camogie Championship while Will and Michael give their verdicts on the Rising Stars from the weekend.For more from
17/06/20191 hour 57 seconds
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Galway deliver when needed, the rise of Leinster hurling and Mickey Harte's dilemma

It was a performance that put Galway hurlers back in the frame for the All Ireland and this week’s Throw-In celebrates not just the Galway players who stood up in the absence of Joe Canning, but the quality of the Leinster Hurling Championship this year.“I didn’t see this win coming to be honest,” says John Mullane who joined Will Slattery, Michael Verney and John Brennan on the show. “It was the perfect way for it to unfold for them and they’re in a fantastic position to kick on now.”There’s also twelve different permutations possible from the final action in Leinster next weekend with Dublin, Galway, Kilkenny and Wexford all in with a shout. Never mind Munster says Mullane, Leinster hurling should also be deserving of praise.In the football, Peter Canavan joined the panel to look back on Donegal’s defeat of Tyrone and Canavan reckons Mickey Harte faces a dilemma: does he go back to the tried and trusted for Tyrone or continue with their new style of play?<br
10/06/201956 minutes 58 seconds
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How should the Football Championship be re-structured?

The Leinster football semi-final double-header is on in Croke Park this weekend and with crowds of less than 35,000 expected for the clashes of Dublin v Kildare and Meath v Laois, does the game need re-structuring and if so, how?Vincent Hogan and Frank Roche joined Will Slattery to discuss the thorny issue and possible solutions, whether a tiered structure would work and why, with Dublin's odds 1/80 against Kildare, people are choosing to stay away.For more from the Throw-In, visit the show page at:www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/The Throw-In is in association with Bord Gáis Energy.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/06/201914 minutes 2 seconds
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Liam Sheedy's playbook, Waterford's demise and can Cork upset the odds in football?

Brendan Cummins joins Will Slattery, Frank Roche and Vincent Hogan for this week's Throw-In and both ends of the hurling spectrum dominate this week's discussion.From Tipp's dominance to Waterford's demise, it's a tale of two counties so far in the hurling championship and Cummins reckons Liam Sheedy's perfectionist playbook means Tipp won't be complacent or resting on their laurels."Tipperary are a momentum team and they have it now. The lads are making hay knowing they're nearing the end of their careers and they have a dream coaching team looking after them."Meanwhile, the panel addresses the toxic atmosphere in the Waterford set-up and wonders if there's any way back for Paraic Fanning’s management?Plus, there's a preview of the Munster football final and a nod to the weekend's Rising Stars.For more from the Throw-In, visit the show page at:www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/The Throw-In is in association with Bord Gáis Ener
04/06/201944 minutes 4 seconds
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Mayo's familiar failings, what's happened to the shoulder challenge and second refs?

For the fourth year in row Mayo will have to go through the back door in search of All Ireland glory but let's not forget about Roscommon's exploits in reaching another Connacht final either.Peter Canavan and Martin Breheny join Will Slattery and Michael Verney for this week's episode of the Throw-In and who says hurling should dominate the headlines when there’s still plenty of drama and excitement left in Gaelic football?Mayo's old failings are the focus for much of this week's debate, as is the question of whether a second ref is needed and just why are shoulder challenges being unfairly outlawed?In hurling, as Davy Fitz gets sent to the stands, his Wexford players rally back and Galway's chances in Leinster are starting to look precarious with visits to Kilkenny and Dublin still to come.Plus, the panel give their latest verdicts on the Rising Stars to watch out for based on stand-out performances over the weekend.For more from the Throw-In, v
27/05/201947 minutes 46 seconds
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Limerick’s uphill task, Tipp’s ruthlessness and can Cork push on?

Cork turned the tables on Limerick with a performance that no one was expecting but the Throw-In team have been tipping Cork’s potential since earlier in the year and it finally paid off this weekend.John Mullane joined Will Slattery, Michael Verney and Conor McKeon to discuss another cracking of series of games from the hurling championship and Mullane says Cork are as good as anyone.“If they turn up and perform they’re as good as anything in the country. But they have to kick on now and be consistent. You don’t know what they’re going to bring to the table. Do the supporters know? What type of performance will it be against Clare? They’re well capable though of pushing on and winning the All Ireland.”Tipperary’s ruthlessness against Waterford also has to have them as contenders this year while Dublin and Wexford will be waiting anxiously for the games still to come after their tension-filled draw in Parnell Park.In football, Armagh finally overcam
20/05/201953 minutes 30 seconds
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Tipp’s hunger, Cork’s lack of aggression and Dublin’s season on the line

The faith Liam Sheedy showed in his Tipp players was repaid in buckets with their impressive seven point win over Cork on Sunday and Brendan Cummins joined Will Slattery, Michael Verney and Donnchadh Boyle on this week’s Throw-In podcast to discuss their chances for the 2019 Championship.“The intensity is what impressed most,” said Cummins. “We spoke about how fast Cork were but it’s very hard to show your speed when you don’t have the ball. Tipp knew if they brought the aggression they’d have enough to beat Cork. We’ll find out more about them now against Waterford.”What now for Cork, whom many tipped for an All-Ireland, especially the panel on the Throw-In?After questions being raised about Kilkenny during the week, Brian Cody’s men also answered any doubters with their win over the improving Dubs whose season is now on the line against Wexford.In football, the Leinster Championship began with nervy wins for Meath and Kildare while in Ulster, Tyrone
13/05/201946 minutes 49 seconds
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The 2019 Hurling Championship Preview

The 2019 Hurling Championship starts with a bang this weekend and with so many contenders in the mix in both the Leinster and Munster Championships, the winners of this year's Liam MacCarthy is anyone's guess.This weekend, will Kilkenny's season be on the line against Dublin and will the question marks over Tipperary be shown up against Cork? Can anyone stop Limerick? And what about Galway and Clare?On this week's show, Will Slattery, Michael Verney and Vincent Hogan preview the likely winners and loser in Leinster, Munster and the All Ireland, as well as looking at some of hurling's Rising Stars to look out for.Don't miss the best analysis and interviews on the Throw-In throughout the summer.For more from the Throw-In, visit the show page at:www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/The Throw-In is sponsored by Bord Gáis Energy.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/05/201948 minutes 46 seconds
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The 2019 Football Championship Preview

The 2019 Football Championship is upon us and all focus is on the Dubs as they attempt an historic 5-in-a-row.But who can stop them and will the be surprises in store in the provinces and Super 8s?Joining Will Slattery and Michael Verney are INM's Conor McKeon and Colm Keys as they go through the contenders for this year's Sam Maguire, give their predictions for the Championship and highlight the some of the Rising Stars likely to make an impression over the summer of 2019.For more from the Throw-In, visit the show page at:https://www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/The Throw-In is sponsored by Bord Gáis Energy.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/05/201953 minutes 46 seconds
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Mayo cross a threshold, Limerick's scary heights, and Galway's camogie title

It's certainly not an All-Ireland, but for Mayo, their first League title since 2001, meant the world to them after ten lost finals since 01.Will Slattery, Michael Verney and Colm Keys look back on Mayo's magnificent win over Kerry and ask if the summer will finally be theirs as well?In the hurling League final, Limerick scored a clinical and comfortable victory over Waterford and John Mullane says they laid down a marker for the Championship and haven't even reached their peak yet.Plus, in the camogie final, Ursula Jacob joined the panel to look back on how Galway stopped Kilkenny's four-in-a-row League bid with a nail-biting two point win.For more from the Throw-In podcast go to:www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/The Throw-In podcast is in association with Allianz.ie.For more on Allianz Leagues Updates, Podcasts and Competitions please visit the official sponsor page at www.allianz.ie/allianz-leaguesSee <a href="https://omn
01/04/201959 minutes 49 seconds
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League Finals Preview Live Show with Joe Brolly & Jamesie O’Connor

Joe Brolly and Jamesie O'Connor joined Will Slattery, Michael Verney and Donnchadh Boyle for a special Live Throw-In League Finals preview from the Croke Park Hotel.Not just focused with on the pitch matters, the panel also dealt with sports psychology, how some players didn't quite take to it in Joe and Jamesie's time and the best player management techniques.You don't want to miss Joe Brolly's Jim Gavin impression and stories from after the 2018 All Ireland final, plus the panel discussion on a county's GAA DNA.For more from the Throw-In podcast go to:www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/The Throw-In podcast is in association with Allianz.ie.For more on Allianz Leagues Updates, Podcasts and Competitions visit the official sponsor page at www.allianz.ie/allianz-leaguesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/03/201955 minutes 23 seconds
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Why a sweeper is needed to beat Limerick, Kerry are playing without fear, and Cork’s decline

Limerick's aura of invincibility has continued into this year's League campaign and John Mullane joins Will Slattery, Michael Verney and Frank Roche on this week's Throw-In to assess his own county's chances against them in the final."It’s the acid test for Waterford," he says. "They have to really up their performance to challenge this Limerick team and use the same template as Dublin by clogging up the middle third. Croke Park suits both teams but you'd have to side with the form team, Limerick."Tomás Ó'Sé also joined the panel to discuss the football final match-up of Kerry v Mayo with Kerry the slight favourites he reckons."Mayo have no fear of playing Kerry and will raise their game. It will be a bonus to either team to win it. This Kerry team are playing without fear. They have an opportunity to outfight, outrun Mayo and do to them what they did to Kerry in Tralee."Plus, the panel also discussed the fall and fall of Cork football who now head
25/03/201955 minutes
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Dublin’s problems, Corofin’s greatness and Waterford’s quiet success

For the first time in the Jim Gavin era, Dublin are not going to be competing in a League final, but, after defeat to Tyrone, are we reading too much into the Dubs’ defeat?Vincent Hogan, Conor McKeon and Ciaran Whelan joined Will Slattery on this week’s Throw-In to look back on all the weekend Allianz League action with Whelan pointing to the forward line as his main source of concern for Dublin.Kerry’s rise, Tyrone’s turn-around and Mayo’s potential are all pointing to what could be a very exciting football Championship. And let’s not forget Corofin retaining the All Ireland Club title in style as well. The greatest club side ever perhaps?In hurling, Tipp’s inconsistency reared its head again, but Dublin’s win in Semple Stadium augurs well for their summer and the incredible work done under Mattie Kenny.Plus, putting up thirty-one points against Clare, Waterford are into a League semi-final against Galway and are quietly going about their business, pu
18/03/201945 minutes 12 seconds
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Offaly’s fall, Tipp’s consistency problem, and Wexford face up to Kilkenny

Whilst the hurling quarter final line-ups have finally been decided, it’s the other end of the League that’s been getting most attention.Offaly’s defeat to Carlow sees them slipping down to Division 2 and it could be a long way back for the once formidable county.On this week’s Throw-In, Will Slattery was joined by Brendan Cummins, Conor McKeon and John Brennan, as well as former Wexford camogie star, Ursula Jacob, to look back on all the weekend League hurling and camogie action.Wexford’s defeat of Kilkenny shows them facing up to the Cats and showing no fear which Cummins believes will have a bearing later in the summer.Meanwhile, Tipp’s victory over Cork had the Premier county back to their swaggering best, but finding consistency is now the key, especially as they face Dublin next weekend.Plus, in camogie, Kilkenny continue their push for four Leagues in-a-row after beating the reigning All Ireland champions Cork and will face Galway in the f
11/03/201947 minutes 19 seconds
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Bonus Ep: Joe Brolly on the desecration of the game at underage level

Joe Brolly joins the Throw-In for a bonus episode this week in which he describes the nihilism of Gaelic football by certain counties and which is even seeping into underage schools' teams.Pointing the finger at Fermanagh and Galway in particular, he says,"Every time Galway or Fermanagh win a game it’s a dagger through the heart of Gaelic football."With schools' teams now even pulling 15 players behind the ball, Brolly castigates those who espouse such philosophies in Gaelic football."There’s a whole breed of coaches who don’t care about the game. It’s nihilism, nothingness, pointless and people should be saying it’s not acceptable because in the end nobody is going to be watching the game."It’s not all doom and gloom however and the rise of Sean O’Shea and David Clifford into a resurgent Kerry gives hope for the future.For more from the Throw-In podcast go to:www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/The Throw-In podcast is in as
06/03/201917 minutes 29 seconds
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Kerry's Class of '92, Mayo's headaches, and watch out for Cork hurling

The postponement of games in yesterday's Division 1A hurling is going to cause headaches, consternation and a potential fixture pile-up that John Mullane believes is going to affect club players the most. John joined Will Slattery, Michael Verney, Roy Curtis and Tomás Ó'Sé on this week's show and voiced his anger at the problems that could be caused."With no gap week in the schedule it means the clubs are going to be affected and club players going into the unknown again. It's totally unfair on them and this could be the tipping point where the club scene erupts."In the football there's further headaches for James Horan's Mayo and Tomás Ó'Sé believes their old failings are still there."What it boils down to is simple things that seem to go wrong for them constantly. They are not clinical enough, plus they don’t have a player to attack, run, take teams on and cause fear in the opposition."And what about Kerry’s impressive start under Peter Keane? With
04/03/201957 minutes 48 seconds
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Dublin the victims, Mayo's reality check and Tipp's new low

When is a home venue also a neutral venue? That's the square peg in a round hole that the GAA have managed to do and it's drawn a lot of criticism, including from Peter Canavan on this week's Throw-In."Dublin are getting away with it and it shouldn’t be the case," he told Will Slattery, Michael Verney and Donnchadh Boyle. "If, for example, Dublin were to play Tyrone in Clones as a neutral venue it changes things completely."On the pitch, Mayo were given a reality check by the Dubs, which is no bad thing for them and for Tipperary, losing another close game, this time to Kilkenny, means confidence is draining fast, says Brendan Cummins."Once again we lost the arm wrestle. Tipp at the moment need a win from somewhere to build confidence and head into Munster with confidence under their belt."Plus, the panel give their verdicts on the Performance of the Week, including an eye-catching fisted goal from Tipperary's Aisling McCarthy.For more from th
25/02/201958 minutes 21 seconds
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Limerick are 'the top one', is Cody's Kilkenny empire crumbling, what Davy Fitz has done for Wexford

Limerick are "the top one", Is Cody's Kilkenny empire crumbling, what Davy Fitz has done for Wexford Limerick's comprehensive defeat of Kilkenny was the big talking point from the weekend’s Allianz Hurling League action with former Galway boss Cyril Farrell believing that the reigning All-Ireland champions are definitely the team to beat.Their place among hurling's top three has been questioned by some in recent weeks but Irish Independent columnist Farrell rates them as "the top one" after dismantling Brian Cody's Cats by nine points in Nowlan Park on Sunday.Martin Breheny of the Irish Independent and Franke Roche of the Herald also joined Michael Verney on this week's show with Roche lauding the extraordinary exploits of Treaty attacker Aaron Gillane. Breheny also feels that those claiming Cody's empire is crumbling are wide of the mark given the players they are without while the panel also discuss what Davy Fitzgerald has done for Wexford, and for hu
18/02/201949 minutes 42 seconds
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Jim Gavin’s risky gamble, Kerry’s Achilles heel, Cork’s decline and Tipp’s performance of the week

Kerry’s defeat of Dublin in Tralee on Saturday night was the biggest talking point from the weekend’s Allianz Football League action, but for Tomás Ó’Sé, there’s still an Achilles heel in the Kingdom that needs to be addressed.“It’s a great positive start from Kerry,” he told this week’s Throw-In podcast. “They’ve a young team and beating Dublin will mean more to Kerry and yet, despite cleaning out Dublin in the first half, they were still only two points up and Dublin coasted in for two goals.”John Brennan of the Sunday World also joined Will Slattery and Michael Verney on the show and he questioned Jim Gavin’s obvious prioritising of the Championship.“Realistically it comes down to two matches for Dublin this year: the All Ireland semi-final and final. Jim Gavin knows the age clock is ticking on this Dublin team and he’s gambling that he can get everything right for those games.”Also up for discussion this week: Mayo’s revival continues, Cork’s decli
11/02/201946 minutes 38 seconds
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One-paced Tipp, Páirc Ui Chaoimh disgrace, and Mayo building for the future

The confidence and feel-good factor for Limerick shows no sign of abating after their impressive ten point win over Tipperary in the weekend Allianz Hurling League action and on this week’s Throw-In, the panel are tipping John Kiely’s players for another strong summer.Joining Will Slattery and Michael Verney on the show was Colm Keys and John Mullane though Mullane cautions about reading too much into the early part of the season.“We’ve been here before,” he says. “Remember Tipp in 2017? Galway in 2018?”Tipperary’s lack of pace is the one issue for Liam Sheedy's side though, Mullane believes. “They struggle badly without Cathal Barrett and they need to find more like him in the defence if they want to be challenging in the summer.”Meanwhile, in football, Kerry and Mayo both have two wins on the trot with Mayo looking like they're building for the future. Are Kerry though playing it too defensive?"They’re used to football served up in
04/02/20191 hour 36 seconds
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Putting doubts into Dublin, Kerry tighten up and hurling's shadow-boxing

After the opening round of Allianz Football and Hurling League games, Tomás Ó Sé and Brendan Cummins joined Will Slattery, Michael Verney and Conor McKeon to review all the big games. Is it too early to raise question marks after Dublin's defeat to Monaghan in Clones and are Kerry going too defensive after their dour victory over Tyrone?In the hurling, Brendan Cummins says the shadow boxing is going on until the summer and Tipperary against Clare in Ennis in the Munster Championship will be a different matter altogether.While Cork's performance against Kilkenny was described as 'abject', there is still so much to admire about Kilkenny and how Brian Cody has once again brought in and developed new talent.Plus, Will and Michael give their performances of the week - Colin Guilfoyle's one-handed point or Sean O'Shea's outrageous sideline anyone? - and the night after the Royal Rumble, they ask what GAA star would make it in the WWE?For more from the
28/01/20191 hour 24 seconds
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Allianz Leagues Preview 2019 - Do Kerry need to toughen up? Can Tipperary overcome their demons?

It's time for the Allianz Football and Hurling Leagues once again and the Throw-In is back for another series of analysis, reaction, interviews and reviews with the journalists and columnists from Independent.ie, the Irish Independent and Sunday Independent.On this week's show, Will Slattery is joined by co-presenter, Michael Verney, as well as Vincent Hogan and Donnchadh Boyle to make their predictions for the hurling and football leagues.In the football, all eyes are on Kerry under the new management of Peter Keane with Vincent Hogan asking, 'Are Kerry street-wise enough at the back? It’s a big league for them and they need to show more savvy than they have been showing.'It's the hurling though that is setting pulses racing with so many counties with one eye on Liam MacCarthy later in the year. Can Kilkenny make it two League titles in a row? Can Tipperary overcome previous psychological damage done to them? And what about Cork, Clare, Galway and of course
23/01/201956 minutes 14 seconds
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Dublin star Noelle Healy on winning back-to-back All-Irelands and importance of finally beating Cork

On this week's episode of the Throw-In, Will Slattery looks back on the All-Ireland ladies football final with Dublin star Noelle Healy.Dublin secured back-to-back titles after finally getting over the line against Cork, after losing three consecutive deciders to the Rebelettes in 2014, 2015 and 2016.However, on this occasion Dublin were able to beat their biggest rivals, and Healy admits that the prospect of finally beating Cork was spoken about often in the pre-game build-up.Healy reflects on the tactical tweaks that Dublin brought to their game in order to come out on top, as well as the impact made by manager Mick Bohan, who has won All-Irelands in his first two years in charge.Healy also reflects on the leap forward made in ladies football, with over 50,000 supporters attending yesterday's game at Croke Park, as well as the areas where she would like to see an improvement in the future.See omnystudio.com/
17/09/201817 minutes 51 seconds
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Cork come out on top, refereeing controversy and camogie at a crossroads

On this week's episode of The Throw-In, Will Slattery is joined by Limerick defender Fiona Hickey to discuss the All-Ireland camogie final between Cork and Kilkenny.For the second year in-a-row, Cork defeated Kilkenny by a single point in the decider but this year's contest was marred by a controversial refreeing performance by Eamon Cassidy. Hickey says that Cassidy's performance took away from the occasion and that the association needs to look at the rules of camogie now that players have become bigger, faster and stronger. Kilkenny played a defensive style yesterday and although they came out on the wrong end of the result, Hickey says that Ann Downey set her side up the best way in order to beat Cork.Hickey also reflects on the camogie championship as a whole, as well as naming her moment of the year and Player of the Year.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/09/201821 minutes 37 seconds
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Dominant Dubs, where Tyrone went wrong and All Star predictions

On this episode of The Throw-In, Will Slattery is joined by Frank Roche, Colm Keys and Alan Brogan to discuss Dublin's win over Tyrone in the All-Ireland final.Talk of the tactical battle dominated the build-up to the game and the panel assess whether Mickey Harte went about beating Jim Gavin's men the right way.Alan Brogan thinks Harte got some of his match-ups wrong while Frank Roche says that Tyrone's poor shot selection was a big factor in their defeat.Talk has already turned to whether Dublin can secure a five in-a-row and Colm Keys think that the team's age profile means that we are only in the middle of their period of dominance - but predicts that Kerry will challenge them in the near future.Alan Brogan also discusses his brother Bernard's comeback from injury and the panel weigh in on the All Star team for 2018.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/09/201853 minutes 49 seconds
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Football final preview: Is there any way for Tyrone to stop Dublin's four in-a-row charge?

On this week's episode of The Throw-In, Will Slattery is joined by Donnchadh Boyle of the Irish Independent, Conor McKeon of The Herald and ex-Monaghan midfielder Dick Clerkin to preview the All-Ireland football final between Dublin and Tyrone.The lads start by discussing the low-key build-up to the showpiece game - is the lack of interest down to the state of football or due to Dublin's dominance?A lot has been made of Mickey Harte's record in finals and the influence that could have on proceedings, but Donnchadh Boyle isn't convinced that it will have much of a bearing.Dick Clerkin says that Tyrone must set up differently to last year's semi-final or they risk receiving a similar beating while Conor McKeon reckons Tyrone must go man-to-man in order to have a real chance against Dublin.The lads also discuss Stephen Rochford's recent departure as Mayo manager, who might replace him and give their All-Ireland final predictions.See <a href="https://omny
29/08/201841 minutes 36 seconds
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Limerick deliver, the beauty of forward movement and why this could just be the start

On this week's episode of The Throw-In, Will Slattery is joined by Michael Verney of the Irish Independent and Waterford legend John Mullane to discuss the All-Ireland hurling final.Limerick prevailed by one point in a dramatic finale against Galway, but Michael argues that the game was more of a 'one-point hammering' which Limerick dominated. Mullane says that he was seriously impressed by the movement of the Limerick forward line, which made life very difficult for the Tribesmen defence.The lads agree that Limerick won almost every battle around the field but they give massive credit to Joe Canning for inspiring the Galway comeback.Michael and John also give their selection for Hurler of the Year, and pick out a team who is poised for a breakout season in 2019.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/08/201836 minutes 36 seconds
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Hurling final preview - Can the Limerick fairy-tale continue or will Galway go back-to-back?

On today's episode of The Throw-In, Will Slattery is joined by Vincent Hogan, Conor McKeon and Brendan Cummins to preview the All-Ireland hurling final between Galway and Limerick.The lads discuss how Galway have reinvented themselves as a steely team who close out games despite having predominantly the same squad that came up short under Anthony Cunningham. However, there propensity to fade out of games after a strong start must be addressed this weekend. For Limerick, it is their first All-Ireland final appearance since 2007 with a team full of U21 All-Ireland winners. Cummins says that how they deal with the big occasion will be crucial on Sunday.The job done by Galway manager Micheal Donoghue is also discussed, with the Tribesmen boss formerly a member of the Tipperary backroom team.Limerick's bench strength, Joe Canning's evolution and media hype are all discussed and the panel give their predictions ahead of the big game.See <a href="https://omnystudio.
15/08/20181 hour 3 seconds
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Dublin's evolution, Monaghan's near-miss and why Tyrone must bring something new to the final

On this week's episode of The Throw-In, Will Slattery is joined by Michael Verney of the Irish Independent, the Herald's Conor McKeon and former Monaghan midfielder Dick Clerkin to discuss the All-Ireland football semi-finals.Clerkin reflects on an agonizing near miss for his county, and says that although there were some contentious refereeing decisions, Monaghan didn't play well enough to beat Tyrone. However, he is still optimistic that the Farney county can bounce back next year and contend at the business end of the championship.For Tyrone, they will look to show they have learned the lessons of last year's All-Ireland semi-final humiliation when they take on Dublin in this year's final. Has Mickey Harte added anything new to the team's arsenal that can trouble Jim Gavin's men?Dublin's probing style of hand-passing in attack is causing teams all sorts of problems and the lads delve into the work Gavin has done behind the scenes to have his team on the cusp
13/08/201835 minutes 57 seconds
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Joe Brolly: Tyrone are best equipped to beat Dublin

On the latest episode of The Throw-In, Joe Brolly gives his assessment of year one of the Super 8s.Brolly thinks that the format highlights the negativity in Gaelic football today and that tweaks are required to help the sport going forward.Of the teams who have made it through to the semi-finals, Brolly gives Tyrone the best chance of ending Dublin’s four in-a-row bid - but only if they become more adventurous. Joe also weighs in on the end of Eamonn Fitzmaurice’s tenure with Kerry and says that it was time for a change in the Kingdom.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/08/201815 minutes 10 seconds
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Tomás Ó Sé on Kerry's future and despair for Clare in Thurles

On this week’s episode of The Throw-In, Will Slattery is joined by Martin Breheny, Roy Curtis, Tomás Ó Sé and Jamesie O’Connor to discuss the weekend’s action.Eamonn Fitzmaurice stepped down as Kerry manager after six years in charge and Tomás reflects on the end of his tenure as well as the ‘poisonous’ letters Fitzmaurice received.Ó Sé also gives his choice for the next Kerry manager and makes his predictions for next weekend’s All-Ireland semi-finals.The lads also discuss Monaghan’s impressive win over Galway in Salthill and Tyrone’s second half surge to see off Donegal.In hurling, Galway pipped Clare to advance to the All-Ireland final. Jamesie O’Connor reflects on a tough defeat for Clare and gives his prediction for the All-Ireland final between Galway and Limerick.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/08/201845 minutes 14 seconds
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Limerick's hype problem, Cork's bench issue and why Clare are better in Croke Park

On this week's episode of The Throw-In, Will Slattery is joined by Colm Keys, Dermot Crowe and John Mullane to discuss the All-Ireland hurling semi-finals.Croke Park hosted two blockbuster extra time clashes as Limerick progressed to the All-Ireland final after beating Cork while Galway and Clare must do battle again after playing out a thrilling draw.Colm Keys points to Limerick's bench as the difference against the Rebels while Mullane thinks that everything is set up perfectly for the Treaty county heading into the All-Ireland final.The panel also talk about Limerick manager John Kiely's post-match press conference as he urged journalists not to contact any Limerick players before the final, and the lads also give their predictions ahead of the semi-final replay between Clare and Galway.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/07/201844 minutes 15 seconds
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Kerry's lifeline, Kevin McStay in hot water and potential rule changes

On this week's episode of The Throw-In, Michael Verney is joined by Irish Independent GAA correspondent Colm Keys and former Dublin star Alan Brogan to go over all the weekend's action.The lads concentrate on football as the Super 8s came to life over the weekend. Kerry vs Monaghan produced a sensational finish with 19-year-old David Clifford and the panel discuss where to next for the Kingdom ahead of their do-or-die fixture with Kildare in a fortnight's time. Dublin maintained their superiority over Tyrone in the 'Battle of Omagh' with Brogan lauding the game management of Jim Gavin's reigning All-Ireland champions.The three-time All-Ireland winner feels that some rule changes would make the game more exciting, however, with Keys suggesting that the top brass within the GAA will have some sleepless nights over the winter.In hurling, Keys looks ahead to this weekend's All-Ireland SHC semi-finals between Clare-Galway and Cork-Limerick as all attention sw
23/07/201848 minutes 21 seconds
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Disappointing Super 8s, Kerry's problems and Limerick come of age

On this week's episode of The Throw-In, Will Slattery is joined by Vincent Hogan, Conor McKeon and John Mullane to go over all the weekend's action.The lads start with football and what was an underwhelming first weekend for the Super 8s. Kerry vs Galway produced a big shock and the panel discuss where Kerry can go from here after a damaging defeat. For Galway, they will have aspirations of All-Ireland glory after beating the Kingdom in the championship for the first time since 1965.Dublin got their Super 8s campaign off to a winning start against Donegal, but are Jim Gavin's men as good as they were in previous years?In hurling, Kilkenny and Limerick played out a cracking quarter-final in Thurles, and John Mullane thinks that the Treaty County are well primed to make an All-Ireland final.He also thinks that Wexford fans should keep the faith with Davy Fitzgerald after a disappointing quarter-final loss to Clare.Will is also joined in studio by T
16/07/20181 hour 9 minutes 17 seconds
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The Super 8s are here, ladies football preview and why Kilkenny are up against it

On this week's episode of The Throw-In, Will Slattery is joined by Galway ladies footballer Sinead Burke, Jamesie O'Connor and Dick Clerkin to go over all the weekend's action.The Super 8s line-up has been confirmed following the Round Four qualifiers and Will, Sinead and Dick look ahead to the mouthwatering games on the horizon over the next few weeks.Dick is tipping Dublin, Monaghan, Donegal and Kerry to make the semi-finals but is expecting a shock or two along the way while Sinead thinks the Tribesmen are the team to beat.In hurling, Jamesie O'Connor thinks that Galway laid down a real marker against Kilkenny in the Leinster final replay, and says that the Cats playing for a third week in-a-row against Limerick in the All-Ireland quarter-final could be their undoing. He also expects a humdinger of a clash between Clare and Wexford and says that his county's season will have been a 'massive disappointment' if they are defeated next weekend.Wil
09/07/201844 minutes 36 seconds
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Joe Brolly on the end of Mayo's All-Ireland dream and why Kerry are coming for the Dubs

On this episode of The Throw-In, Will Slattery chats to Joe Brolly about all the weekend's football action.Joe reflects on Mayo's qualifier defeat to Kildare in Newbridge and says that Mayo's chance of winning an All-Ireland has come and gone. He adds that they lack pace in the forward line which has hurt them against the top teams.In contrast, Brolly thinks that Kerry are resurgent this season and are 'coming for the Dubs' with all the young talent they have in the forward line.Will and Joe also look ahead to round four of the qualifiers, as Brolly gives his verdict on what we can expect this weekend.Brolly also says that he doesn't mind that Dublin will be playing two games at Croke Park in the Super 8s, while every other team will just play one.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/07/201816 minutes 20 seconds
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Clare collapse, Kildare stand up and Mayo must rebuild

On this week's episode of The Throw-In, Will Slattery is joined by Conor McKeon of The Herald and Donnchadh Boyle of the Irish Independent to discuss all the weekend's action.The lads start with the cracker in Newbridge as Kildare dumped Mayo out of the All-Ireland championship after a week of controversy over where the game will be played. The Lilywhites finally showed some backbone but for Mayo, it is a question now of whether this team is at the end of the line.Conor and Donnchadh discuss whether the All-Ireland window has now closed for the much-admired side, with some of their key men possibly retiring after their latest defeat.Elsewhere, the lads look ahead to the Round 4 qualifiers and the Super 8s, and discuss whether it is fair that Dublin will play two games at Croke Park in the new structure.In hurling, Cork claimed their second straight Munster title - but do the Rebels get the respect they deserve? Cork are now eight games unbeaten in their province and
02/07/201853 minutes 58 seconds
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Why provincials must be scrapped, Super 8s excitement and young guns leading the way

On this week's episode of The Throw-In, Will Slattery is joined by Tomás Ó Sé, Roy Curtis and Michael Verney to discuss all the weekend's football action.After three lopsided provincial final results, Ó Sé thinks it is time for the current structure to be revamped, and the Kerry legend is hoping that a two-tier championship structure is brought in.Donegal impressed in the Ulster final as they continued their trend of putting up a big score with their more offensive strategy, and the lads discuss the defensive approach that Fermanagh took in the game.For Dublin, they claimed their eighth consecutive Leinster title with an 18-point win over Laois, but were their a few chinks in their armour?Kerry's young stars continued their upward trajectory in a Munster final rout against Cork, and Ó Sé thinks that the less experienced players are now driving a lot of the top teams.The lads also discuss what happened to Cork, the third round qualifier draw and M
25/06/201843 minutes 36 seconds
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Derek McGrath's future, why Clare fans must step up and are Galway too defensive?

On this week's episode of The Throw-In, Will Slattery is joined by Irish Independent GAA correspondents Martin Breheny and Colm Keys along with Waterford legend John Mullane to discuss all the weekend's action.After coming into their final Munster round robin game being talked about as a potential rival to Galway, Limerick suffered a heavy defeat to Clare, with the Banner advancing to their second consecutive Munster final.John Mullane still thinks Limerick can have a big say in the championship while Colm Keys reckons Clare will need a big turnout from their fans to get over the line against Cork in the provincial decider.Mullane also thinks that it is time for Waterford manager Derek McGrath to walk away from the role after a season that was destroyed by injuries.In football, the lads discuss Galway's Connacht final win over Roscommon and debate whether the Tribesmen should commit to the style of play that secured victory in the second half rather than
18/06/201857 minutes 32 seconds
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Tipp run out of lives, Carlow's polarising style and Dubs dominate again

On this week's episode of The Throw-In, Will Slattery is joined by Eoin Kelly, Tomás Ó Sé, Michael Verney and Donnchadh Boyle to discuss all the weekend's action.Tipp legend Kelly weighs in on his county's championship demise, pointing to Michael Ryan's failure to fix his side's defensive issues as the key contributor to their Munster elimination.Last year's All-Ireland finalists Waterford joined Tipp in exiting the championship, and the lads think that it will be manager Derek McGrath's last hurrah with the team after an eventful few years.In Leinster, Kilkenny booked their place in the Leinster final with a comeback win over Wexford, and now face Galway once again. Kelly thinks that the Cats could be in a good position to shock the All-Ireland champions in Croke Park in a few weeks time.In football, the controversial scenes at the end of Meath vs Tyrone are discussed, as is the overall standard of refereeing after a weekend where officials came in for crit
11/06/20181 hour 4 minutes 8 seconds
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More Munster magic, Monaghan's attack/defence balance and Diarmuid Connolly's Dublin future

On this week's episode of The Throw-In, Will Slattery is joined by Conor McKeon of the Herald, Brendan Cummins and Joe Brolly.The lads start off by discussing another dramatic week in the Munster hurling championship as Tipperary and Limerick snatched draws against Waterford and Cork.Cummins talks about the areas his county have to improve to advance from Munster, while he also breaks down the causes of concern Cork have after wilting in another second half.After going to Parnell Park, Conor discusses where Dublin are now at under Pat Gilroy after demolishing Offaly, and where the Faithful county must go from here after relegation to the Joe McDonough Cup.The lads also analyse Galway's comprehensive win over Wexford, and all agree that the Tribesmen are the team to beat.In football, Joe Brolly laments Monaghan's defensive style of play after they were upset by Fermanagh in the Ulster semi-final. He says that Malachy O'Rourke's men need a radical
04/06/201847 minutes 52 seconds
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Carlow rising, Kildare falling and Tipperary stay alive

On this week's episode of The Throw-In, Will Slattery is joined by Alan Brogan, John Mullane, Martin Breheny and Conor McKeon to go over all the weekend's action.Will, Alan and Conor start with football, as they react to Carlow beating Kildare for the first time since 1953. Can Turlough O'Brien's men realistically make the Super 8s? Kildare are at rock bottom now and the lads don't think they can rebound this season.Dublin also got their All-Ireland title defence started against Wicklow in Portlaoise, and Conor discusses the main takeaways from the one-sided encounter in Portlaoise.Martin and John join Will for the hurling discussion, and the Waterford legend is very sombre about his county's chances after shipping a huge number of injuries against Clare.The lads also discuss Tipperary's comeback against Cork, and Martin breaks down Galway's win over Kilkenny in what was their first ever home game in the Leinster championship.See <a href="https://omny
28/05/201858 minutes 29 seconds
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Things look bleak for Tipperary and is there an All-Ireland in Monaghan?

On this week's episode of The Throw-In, Will Slattery is joined by Donnchadh Boyle, Michael Verney, Dick Clerkin and Jamesie O'Connor to discuss all the weekend's action.It is hurling first up, with the state of Tipperary the big talking point after their defeat to Limerick at the Gaelic Grounds. Tipp boss Michael Ryan has decided to enact a media ban, but questions remain over his team selection and tactics as the Premier County prepare to face Cork next weekend.For Limerick, Jamesie O'Connor thinks they are in the perfect position as they prepare for a rest week in Munster.O'Connor isn't as hopeful about his own county Clare, who were beaten by Cork, but the Rebels looked close to their scintillating 2017 form at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.In Leinster, Dublin's latest heartbreaking defeat is also discussed, as is Kilkenny's second victory in the round robin format.In football, Monaghan pulled off the result of the weekend with a big win over Tyrone. Form
21/05/201856 minutes 3 seconds
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Why Mayo could be coming to the end and positive signs for Pat Gilroy's Dublin

On this week's episode of The Throw-In, Will Slattery is joined by Tomás Ó Sé, John Mullane and Herald GAA correspondent Frank Roche to discuss all the weekend's action.The discussion kicks off with yesterday's big game between Mayo and Galway - can Stephen Rochford's men bounce back from another tough defeat?Ó Sé thinks that Mayo played with fear after being reduced to 14 men, and that they will now struggle to make the Super 8s. For Galway, things are far more positive and they have a strong chance to win another Connacht title.Donegal also enjoyed a big win in Ulster, while Will and Frank also recap wins for Carlow, Wicklow and Laois in the Leinster football championship.In hurling, Mullane once again lauds Kilkenny's battling spirit but thinks that Dublin will take huge positives from their narrow defeat to the Cats. He also thinks that Galway are well primed to win another All-Ireland, but that they cannot afford injuries to two key
14/05/201856 minutes 9 seconds
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Kilkenny are contenders, masterful Cody and the problems facing Tipp

On this week's episode of The Throw-In, Will Slattery is joined by Irish Independent GAA correspondent Michael Verney and Waterford legend John Mullane to discuss Kilkenny's win over Tipperary in the National Hurling League final.It was Brian Cody's 20th national title and possibly his finest ever achievement, as his team of young guns mixed with veterans devoured their biggest rivals at Nowlan Park.The lads discuss whether Kilkenny can carry their league form into the championship and also whether Tipperary can bounce back ahead of their crunch Munster championship clash with Limerick.The Premier County suffered a similarly comprehensive league final defeat to Galway last year and struggled to recover - will it be different in 2018?Also, Michael and John rank their top five teams ahead of the 2018 championship and give their biggest takeaway from the National League.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy inf
09/04/201833 minutes 23 seconds
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Dominant Dubs, resurgent Kilkenny and why football provincial structure is dead

On this week's episode of The Throw-In in association with Allianz, Will Slattery is joined by Ciaran Whelan, John Mullane, Colm Keys and Martin Breheny to discuss the weekend's league action.The panel starts off by reviewing Sunday's Division 1 league final between Dublin and Galway - were Galway too defensive after Dublin were reduced to 14 men?Whelan praises how Jim Gavin's side managed the game's final 20 minutes, while adding that Galway are a coming force.Keys and Breheny assess how Kevin Walsh's side are set ahead of their blockbuster Connacht first round clash with Mayo in May, while discussing the comparatively easy start Dublin have to the championship.The panel conclude that the football provincial structure is no longer fit for purpose.On hurling, John Mullane says you write Kilkenny off at your peril, and fancies Brian Cody's men to spring a surprise in the league final against Tipperary next weekend. Limerick's continued ris
03/04/201848 minutes 53 seconds
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Joe Brolly's Football League Final Preview

Joe Brolly joins Will Slattery to preview the weekend's football League finals and the big question is: can Galway's style of play unsettle and beat the Dubs?Brolly says it can't pointing to what happens when a defensive system tries to take on Jim Gavin's men in Croke Park."The secret in the modern game is can you get the balance right?" he says. "They have a lot potential and very good forwards but where are their men ahead of the ball? That's the difference between Dublin and Galway at the moment."For more: independent.ie/sportThe Throw-In is in association with Allianz.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/03/201815 minutes 56 seconds
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Mayo survive at the last, how to beat the Dubs and Wexford on a roll

It's never dull for Mayo football and their last-gasp equaliser against Donegal saw them retain their Division One status but 'it's getting tougher every year for them' warns Tomás Ó'Sé on this week's Throw-In."They have this spark inside them and there's a core group that are still capable of producing the goods. They’re going to head into two months of serious training for Galway now and it will be a brilliant match to look forward to early in the Championship."INM's Michael Verney also joined Will Slattery on the show and says Dublin have to be worried why Diarmuid Connolly still isn't getting game-time with his county. Have Monaghan now provided the blue-print to beat Jim Gavin's team?In hurling, Cuala and Na Piarsaigh served up another treat in the club game while Tipperary had an easy win over Dublin the League quarter-final and Wexford's defeat of Galway shows they are flying right now."At 6-1 to win Leinster, Wexford are still being under-rate
26/03/201849 minutes 15 seconds
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It's a perfect storm for Mayo this weekend and they could fall off the precipice

Joining INM's Will Slattery, Donnchadh Boyle and Roy Curtis on this week's Throw-In to preview the weekend football action was David Brady who described Mayo's clash in Ballybofey as D-Day for his county. He believes that if Mayo are relegated they could just as easily fall to Division Three in quick succession."Mayo in Division Two is not a prospect to savour," he says. "Mayo play as good as they play against and their ability level will drop in Division Two where they will struggle. It’s a perfect storm. They could find themselves in Division Three very quickly if they relaxed going into Division Two."John Mullane also joined the panel to discuss the hurling quarter-finals and says the competition between the counties in Munster and Leinster is shaping up to be an exciting summer.Are we witnessing another decade of hurling counties breaking through just like the 1990s?For more: Independent.ie/sportThe Throw-In is in association with Allianz.<
21/03/201848 minutes 32 seconds
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Joe Brolly's Throw-In: This is why Dublin will do the 5-in-a-row

Joe Brolly joins Will Slattery for an extra episode of the Throw-In to outline why this Dublin team will win the five-in-a-row."They're like the Borg of Gaelic football," says Brolly. "They assimilate all other known forms of football to keep improving themselves."Plus why Mayo need to learn the ruthlessness of Galway and why Kerry had to stop going around in circles and finally give youth its chance. None of it makes any difference though, he says, because Dublin are so far ahead of everyone else and unbeatable.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/03/201817 minutes 43 seconds
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Defining moment for Kerry GAA, no stopping Dublin, Limerick hurling on the up and Cody's masterplan

On this week's show, Will Slattery is joined by David Brady, John Mullane and John Brennan of the Sunday World to look back on all the weekend GAA League action.Are the Dubs really unstoppable? How many times can you use the word 'unreal' asks Brady, while describing this as a defining moment for Kerry football. John Mullane says Limerick have put down a marker for the League and Munster Championship but says keep an eye on Kilkenny. 'Write them off at your peril,' he says, while tipping Limerick or Wexford for the League.For more: independent.ie/sportThe Throw-In is in association with Allianz.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/03/201852 minutes 18 seconds
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Kerry need to wise up, Dublin wasn't built in a day, Mayo bashing is easy

Jamesie O'Connor, Ciaran Whelan and Tomás Ó'Sé join Will Slattery and Conor McKeown for this week's show as they discuss Kerry's struggles, Dublin's dominance and how it's all going to plan for Wexford and Galway in the hurling."I was disappointed with Kerry," says Tomás Ó'Sé. "Id be worried because we did not cope when faced with a mass defence and struggle when teams run at us. Kerry need to wise up for the Championship and need to adopt a system similar to Galway’s."In hurling, Jamesie O'Connor reckons the jury is still out on Clare while Wexford are taking care of their business. But for Dublin hurling, despite another defeat, the eye is on the long-term with Pat Gilroy in charge, says Jamesie.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26/02/201855 minutes 46 seconds
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Wexford's potential, abysmal Dubs and why Walsh Park needs to be shut down

On this week's Throw-In, Will Slattery is joined by John Mullane and Vincent Hogan and Michael Verney of INM. Mullane gives an insight into Year 2 of the Davy Fitz project, says he's worried about Waterford and explains why Walsh Park needs to be shut down. Plus, we hear from Waterford fans who give their verdict on Derek McGrath's time in charge.The panel also discuss Clare's strength, Tipp's versatility and why Dublin are going backwards.For more: independent.ie/sportThe Throw-In is in association with Allianz.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/02/201850 minutes 54 seconds
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Mayo are on a cliff-edge, Bernard Brogan's cruciate, Dublin's new leaders

David Brady, Colm Keys and Roy Curtis join Will Slattery on this week's Throw-In and they're discussing Mayo's struggles and how they cannot afford to drop to Division 2.'If Mayo go down there’s no way back for them,' says Brady.The panel also discuss Bernard Brogan's cruciate injury and why he'll be back stronger in 2019, plus we hear from Cork fans and their thoughts on the team's inconsistencies this year.The Throw-In is in association with Allianz.For more: independent.ie/sportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/02/201855 minutes 17 seconds
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Joe Brolly's Throw-In: 'What edge is science really giving players?'

On this week's Throw-In, Joe Brolly joins Will Slattery to discuss the professional commitments that inter-county players are dedicating themselves to in the pursuit of their GAA careers.He questions its long-terms effects and consequences especially for the club and communities, 'the bonds of community are weakening' he says. Plus he says the preparations around training are going 'insane' and he questions the value of sports science in itself.For more: independent.ie/sportThe Throw-In is in association with Allianz.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/02/201814 minutes 7 seconds
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Kerry's young guns learning quickly, why Tyrone must evolve and Cody's new breed

On this week's Throw-In, Will Slattery is joined by Tomás Ó'Sé, Jamesie O'Connor and the Sunday World's John Brennan to discuss all the weekend league action in football and hurling.The panel discuss Kerry's young guns showing their mettle against Mayo, why Tyrone will never win an All-Ireland, and in hurling, it's the chance to try out new players in Clare, Wexford, Kilkenny and Tipperary in the hurling.Plus Rory's Stories with their latest look at GAA life and Tyrone fans give their verdict on Mickey Harte's tenure.For more: independent.ie/sport.The Throw-In, in association with Allianz.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/02/201853 minutes 54 seconds
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Joe Brolly's Throw-In: 'Mayo are the fly in the ointment and the only real contenders to Dublin'

Joe Brolly joins Will Slattery on this week's Throw-In to give his run-down of the weekend Allianz Football League action.He's hopeful that more counties like Donegal are playing an increasingly expansive style and says they will have a big say in the Ulster Championship.He says Kerry's David Clifford will take a long time to develop at senior level but pinpoints Sean O'Shea's debut performance as the player to watch.Dublin are of course still the team to beat and he lauds their and Mayo's open style of play while everyone else is trying to play catch-up."This Dublin team may be the best team we have ever seen playing Gaelic football," he says. "Like the All Blacks you think you’re in the game but then you suddenly find yourself ten or twelve points down. Mayo are the fly in the ointment though and the only real contenders to Dublin."For more: independent.ie/sportThe Throw-In is in association with Allianz.See <a href="https://omn
30/01/201815 minutes 17 seconds
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Hurling Review: the big guns under pressure and watch out for Cork

It was the opening of the Allianz Hurling League and the Pat Gilroy era got off to a disappointing start against Offaly, the Wexford bandwagon rolled on in Waterford, and is Brian Cody under a bit of pressure after an opening defeat to Cork?Joining Will Slattery on this week’s Hurling Throw-In was Waterford legend John Mullane, Martin Breheny of the Irish Independent and Conor McKeown of The Herald. Plus we get the reaction from Dublin hurling fans on their hopes for the coming season.For more: independent.ie/sportThe Throw-In is in association with AllianzSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/01/201826 minutes 13 seconds
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Football Review: Cynicism, youth, Rolls Royce Fenton and the Dubs roll on

Kerry finally gave youth its fling for the start of the Allianz Football League, Dublin crushed yet another opponent but is cynical play tarnishing their reputation?Joining Will Slattery on this week’s Football Throw-In was Dublin legend, Ciaran Whelan, Martin Breheny of the Irish Independent and Conor McKeown of The Herald. Plus, Rory's Stories on their take on GAA life and this week we hear from the club AGM.For more: independent.ie/sportThe Throw-In is in association with Allianz.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/01/201830 minutes 12 seconds
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Joe Brolly's League Preview

Joe Brolly is back on the Throw-In to give his insights and perspectives on the state of the GAA. This week he previews the National Football League, gives his verdict on the David Clifford hype and revels in the future open style of gaelic football espoused by Dublin and Mayo.The Throw-In, in association with Allianz.For more: independent.ie/sportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/01/201820 minutes 31 seconds
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Tomás Ó'Sé, John Mullane & Rory's Stories preview the Football and Hurling Leagues

The Throw-In returns for the GAA's football and hurling leagues and as always is joined by its stable of GAA writers and legendary players.This week, Will Slattery speaks to Tomás Ó'Sé and John Mullane, along with Vincent Hogan and Conor McKeown, as they give their verdicts on the football (1min) and hurling (25min30) league campaigns. Plus there's sketches from Rory's Stories and this week it's Cecil from Cavan on his county's chances for 2018 (24mins).The Throw-In, in association with Allianz.For more: independent.ie/sportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/01/201844 minutes 41 seconds
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All-Ireland final Player of the Match Noelle Healy discusses Dublin's triumph over Mayo

On the final episode of the season, Dublin star Noelle Healy and GAA correspondent Jackie Cahill join Will Slattery to discuss the ladies football final.After losing three finals in-a-row, Healy explains how Dublin had the mental strength to return and finally get over the line, and describes the impact that manager Mick Bohan has made since taking over.After attracting a record crowd of over 46,000 yesterday, Cahill discusses the challenges ladies football faces if it wants to keep growing.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/09/201722 minutes 45 seconds
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Tomás Ó Sé - First half missed chances cost Mayo, but Dublin deserve their place in history

Tomás Ó Sé, James McCarthy, Colm Keys and Conor McKeon join Will Slattery for The Throw-In's All-Ireland final review to look back on Dublin's historic three in-a-row achievement.The Kerry legend thinks that Mayo lost the game in the first half when they failed to build a lead, and that Dublin's firepower off the bench proved the difference.Keys and McKeon reflect on the thrilling encounter and discuss where Dublin vs Mayo ranks in terms of the sport's great rivalries.Dublin Man of the Match James McCarthy also discusses his team's moment of glory.Finally, Sky Sports presenters Chris Kamara and Jeff Stelling discuss their eye-opening experience at Croke Park for their first All-Ireland final.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/09/201759 minutes 3 seconds
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Joe Brolly gives his prediction for Dublin vs Mayo

On this special episode of The Throw-In, Will Slattery previews Sunday's All-Ireland final with Joe Brolly.Brolly discusses how Jim Gavin's Dublin team won't be distracted by a possible three in-a-row because they 'don't do hype' and also gives his opinion on how Mayo should use Lee Keegan this weekend.Ultimately, Brolly is predicting a Dublin win - but thinks that the pre-match hype around the team could benefit Mayo.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/09/201716 minutes 57 seconds
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Tomás Ó Sé and Alan Brogan preview Dublin vs Mayo

This week, Tomás Ó Sé, Alan Brogan, Conor McKeon and Rory O'Connor join Will Slattery for The Throw-In's All-Ireland final preview.Ó Sé feels that although Mayo have improved in the latter stages of the championship, their old failings could come back to haunt them. The Kerry legend also thinks that Stephen Rochford has a big decision to make on how he uses Lee Keegan.Brogan tries to predict Dublin's possible team selection for the final, and also gives an insight into Jim Gavin's unique management style, which has his team on the brink of a three in-a-row.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/09/201755 minutes 39 seconds
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John Mullane feeling dejected while Anthony Cunningham celebrates a Galway victory

Jonny Ward is joined by Rory O'Connor from Rory's Stories, Anna Geary and Colm Keys, while a dejected John Mullane takes a call, as does a happy Anthony Cunningham, to discuss the epic that was the 2017 All-Ireland Hurling Final. not everyone operating at full tilt today but a fun and informative discussion!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/09/20171 hour 4 minutes 38 seconds
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'Tyrone's defeat was brilliant - it's the death of the blanket defence' says Joe Brolly

Joe Brolly joins Johnny Ward to celebrate the 'future of football' and the death of the blanket defence with the thumping of Tyrone by Dublin."Dublin might as well have been playing against traffic cones," says Brolly.He's also critical of the one-dimensional, singular way that Mickey Harte has Tyrone playing."It's a criminal offence to criticise Mickey Harte in Tyrone. It's a massive problem."See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/08/201723 minutes 9 seconds
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Mayo's chances in the final, how to stop the Dubs and Kerry changes

It's an action-packed show with Alan Brogan, Ciaran Whelan, Dick Clerkin and Tomás Ó'Sé joining Johnny Ward, Rory O'Connor and Donnchadh Boyle.How good were the Dubs and how poor were Tyrone? Have Kerry taken a step backwards and are Mayo the one team that will expose the Dubs' weaknesses?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/08/201751 minutes 34 seconds
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'This Dublin team needs to slay Tyrone to prove they're the best' Alan Brogan on Dublin v Tyrone

Alan Brogan previews the All Ireland football semi-final between Dublin and Tyrone.'This Dublin team needs to slay Tyrone to prove they're the best team of the last decade,' says Brogan.He also thinks Diarmuid Connolly could be brought in to the starting XV but says there's also some big names still missing out and not getting a look in which proves the depth of the playing squad.'Dublin by three points,' he says.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/08/20179 minutes 16 seconds
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'You wouldn’t send a plumber to wire a house' - why O'Shea on Donaghy won't work

Tomás Ó'Sé, David Brady and Alan Brogan join Will Slattery and Rory O'Connor as they look back on the drawn Kerry v Mayo All Ireland semi-final, 'the best game in the football championship so far' says Ó'Sé.But why was Aidan O'Shea put on Kieran Donaghy? Brady defends his call on it and says it worked to a degree. 'But you wouldn’t send a plumber to wire a house,' argues Ó'Sé.'Kieran Donaghy is playing the football of his life at the moment. If Aidan O'Shea was in centre forward he would cause consternation in the Kerry backs and would be a much greater danger in there.'For more: independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-inSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/08/201734 minutes 33 seconds
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'The problem Mayo have is they only have one Lee Keegan' - Joe Brolly previews Kerry v Mayo

Joe Brolly looks ahead to the first All Ireland football final between Kerry and Mayo.Are Mayo now back to their best or will their poor form come back to haunt them? And how can they stop Donaghy and the aerial bombardment that will rain down on their full back line?"Kerry are the safe bet because of their efficiency and ruthlessness," says Brolly. "But you know, there's something about Mayo, something buoyant about them now that they are back on track after Roscommon. I'm going to go for Mayo."See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/08/201718 minutes 31 seconds
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Donaghy still the key for Kerry and are Mayo back to their best?

'Kieran Donaghy is still the key man for Kerry and he’s gone up a notch from just a few years ago,' says the Irish Independent's Vincent Hogan. 'How much of it has been the influence of Maurice Fitzgerald? And what’s Mayo plan for dealing with him?' To preview Sunday's first All Ireland football final between Kerry and Mayo, Vincent Hogan and Colm Keys joined Will Slattery and Rory O'Connor on the latest episode of the Throw-In.For more: independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-inSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/08/201718 minutes 20 seconds
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Austin Gleeson's Roy Keane-esque performance but a dark cloud hangs over Waterford hurling

Jamesie O'Connor joins Will Slattery and Rory O'Connor on the Throw-In this week to look back on Waterford's momentous All Ireland semi-final victory over Cork. 'Waterford are opposition that Galway would not have wanted,' he says.Also on the show, the Irish Independent's Vincent Hogan and Colm Keys, plus former Wexford camogie star, Ursula Jacobs.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/08/201731 minutes 35 seconds
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'One of the greats', former team-mate, Anthony Cunningham remembers Tony Keady

Former team-mate and former Galway manager, Anthony Cunningham remembers Tony Keady, his All Ireland winning centre-back.Speaking to Johnny Ward, Keady who passed away after a sudden and short illness, Cunningham says Keady was 'one of the best centre backs of the last thirty years'.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/08/20172 minutes 19 seconds
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Joe Brolly on Mayo's resurgence, Tyrone's chances v Dublin and why the Super 8 is a disgrace

Joe Brolly joined Will Slattery to discuss Mayo's resurgence, why he thinks the Super 8s are a disgrace, and Tyrone's chances of upsetting Dublin in the All-Ireland semi-final.After meeting Lee Keegan following Mayo's destruction of Roscommon in the All-Ireland quarter-final replay, Brolly explains why 'you can't help smiling after talking to him'. He also thinks the upcoming Super 8s, which will replace the current quarter-final stage, will be terrible for the football championship.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/08/201720 minutes 57 seconds
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Jim Gavin's obsession with breaking down the blanket defence and why Tipp need something new

On this week's episode of The Throw-In, Brendan Cummins and Alan Brogan join Will Slattery, Rory O'Connor, Conor McKeon and Donnchadh Boyle as they discuss all the weekend GAA action.Galway pipped Tipperary in the All-Ireland semi-final on Sunday, and Cummins feels that Tipperary suffered from not adding a new element to the game plan that delivered the Liam MacCarthy Cup last season. In football, Brogan feels that the semi-final battle between Jim Gavin and Mickey Harte has been building up for years. Brogan explains how Gavin became 'obsessed' with breaking down blanket defences after losing to Donegal in 2014, and discusses whether Diarmuid Connolly should get back in the Dublin team to take on Tyrone.For more: http://www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/08/201750 minutes 50 seconds
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Joe Brolly previews Tyrone v Armagh: 'players would give their left ball to play this weekend'

Joe Brolly joins Will Slattery to preview the mouthwatering quarter final clash between Tyrone and Armagh and looks back on the bitter rivalry that exists between the two Ulster counties.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/08/201719 minutes 9 seconds
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Mayo's Andy Moran issue - is he just wasting his time? Plus, Tyrone v Armagh - all bets are off

Tomás Ó'Sé, Alan Brogan and David Brady join Will Slattery, Rory O'Connor and Conor McKeon as they discuss Mayo's continuing struggles. Why is Andy Moran being taken off with fifteen minutes still to go ask Brady and Brogan? 'He is the type player you need to win a game at the end,' says Brady.Kerry struggled against Galway but were only in fifth gear and are fearful of quarter-finals says Ó'Sé, while Brogan believes Dublin will have too much against Monaghan in their quarter-final clash next weekend. Plus for Tyrone v Armagh, 'all bets are off - anything can happen when Ulster teams play each other in Croke Park' says McKeon.For more from the Throw-In: http://www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
31/07/201757 minutes 4 seconds
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Joe Brolly on the slow infiltration of corporate capitalism into the GAA

Joe Brolly joins Will Slattery to explain why he has an apocalyptic vision of the future of the GAA, how it could end up like cricket with all the games on pay-per-view, and why an All Ireland final at Kentucky Fried Chicken Park might not be that far away. 'It's coming and coming soon,' warns Brolly.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26/07/201724 minutes 1 second
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'If Davy Fitzgerald was on Twitter he’d have double the followers of Trump'

Brendan Cummins joins Will Slattery, Colm Keys, Rory O'Connor and David Brady for this week's Throw-In as they discuss Davy Fitz's tirade against the punditry of Michael Duignan and Henry Shefflin, the sweeper in hurling, the likely hurling finalists and if Mayo's guts will be enough to win an All Ireland.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/07/201750 minutes 13 seconds
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Ep 9: There's question marks over Dublin says Alan Brogan

Alan Brogan, Joe Brolly and Sligo manager, Niall Carew, join Will Slattery, Rory O'Connor and the Herald's Frank Roche on this week's Throw-In.Despite a seventh Leinster title in a row, Brogan says there's a lot for Jim Gavin and the team to work on and that Tyrone look like the team that could cause them trouble.Also on the show, Niall Carew defends smaller teams setting out defensively with 14 men behind the ball and points the financial clout of the bigger counties in helping their preparations.Plus, Joe Brolly on the primacy of athleticism over skill and why the day of the free-scoring corner forward is over.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/07/201753 minutes 32 seconds
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Ep 8: Waterford's historic win, why Kilkenny should keep Cody and Galway are in trouble

On this week's show Will Slattery is joined by Waterford legend John Mullane, Rory O'Connor from Rory's Stories, Conor McKeon of the Herald and Martin Breheny from the Irish Independent.Mullane looks back on his county's first win over Kilkenny since 1959 while Breheny outlines why Kilkenny would be crazy to move on from Brian Cody. In football, the panel discuss Roscommon's shock win over Galway and Mayo's continuing journey through the back door.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/07/201757 minutes 11 seconds
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Ep 7 Extra: Joe Brolly and the managerial genius of Jim McGuinness

In the wake of Jim McGuinness joining Beijing Guoan as assistant manager, Joe Brolly talks to Will Slattery to discuss the managerial genius of the Donegal man and why he sees him managing Barcelona one day."He’s remarkable person, the type you meet and walk away from feeling inadequate," says Brolly. "It’s a marker of the guy that he was offered such as a big job in China. You meet people like him once in a while and realise they’re destined for great things."See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/07/201716 minutes 52 seconds
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Ep 7: Should Davy Fitz stay in the stands? And where's the rebels' spirit gone?

On this week's show Will Slattery is joined by Rory O'Connor from Rory's Stories, INM's Donnchadh Boyle, Mayo's David Brady, Cork's Anna Geary and Waterford's John Mullane.Looking ahead to the hurling qualifiers, Mullane says the Waterford players are relishing the chance to play Kilkenny and get a first win against the Cats since 1959. He also reckons Davy Fitzgerald would be better off spending more time in the stands while the panel discuss whether managers should be on the sidelines or further away from the pitch.In football, David Brady says Mayo are naive and have no plan or shape and need more forwards with an eye for goal while, turning her attention to Cork, Anna Geary questions where the rebel fighting spirit has gone?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/07/201751 minutes 59 seconds
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Ep 6 Extra: Joe Brolly says he's no friend of Pat Spillane

Will Slattery caught up with Joe Brolly in the wake of his attack on Pat Spillane on the Sunday Game, accusing Spillane of 'carefully crafting' what he said about Diarmuid Connolly and saying he's no friend of the Kerry pundit. Brolly also dismisses the CCCC's stance that they're not influenced by media coverage.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/06/201723 minutes 5 seconds
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Ep 6: Alan Brogan & Ciaran Whelan on why Jim Gavin hasn't done Dublin GAA any favours

On this week's show, Will Slattery & Rory O'Connor are joined by INM's Conor McKeon and Martin Breheny, plus Alan Brogan and Ciaran Whelan.Brogan and Whelan give their thoughts on 'Gavin-gate', Jim Gavin's surprising attack on the media in relation to the Diarmuid Connolly ban, and explain why they were surprised and feel he hasn't done Dublin GAA any favours.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26/06/201744 minutes 7 seconds
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Ep 5 Pt 2: Joe Brolly, Tyrone's ruthlessness, Donegal lost

Joe Brolly and the Throw-In panel of Will Slattery, Rory O'Connor, Michael Verney and Donnchadh Boyle on Mickey Harte's brilliant leadership of Tyrone and why Dublin and Kerry should be fearful.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/06/201737 minutes 35 seconds
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Ep 5 Pt1: Brendan Cummins, Rebels rising, Waterford problems, Galway tops

This week, Brendan Cummins joins the Throw-In panel of Will Slattery, Rory O'Connor, Michael Verney and Donnchadh Boyle to discuss Cork's march on Munster, Waterford's identity problems and Galway's All Ireland chances.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/06/201717 minutes 22 seconds
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Ep 5: Cork hurling, Waterford's lost identity and Tyrone are coming

On this week's Throw-In, Will Slattery and Rory O'Connor are joined by INM's Donnchadh Boyle and Michael Verney plus Brendan Cummins and Joe Brolly.Are Cork hurlers the ones to watch for the All Ireland? Will Tipperary be hungry for revenge? Plus, asks Cummins, where has Waterford's identity gone?In football, the panel asks what happened to Meath while Joe Brolly dissects Tyrone's defeat of Donegal and says Dublin and Kerry should be watching them carefully.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/06/201755 minutes 22 seconds
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Ep 4 Pt 4: Joe Brolly on Stephen Rochford and Mayo's failings

On part four of this week's podcast, Joe Brolly tells Will Slattery and Rory O'Connor why Stephen Rochford is lost with this Mayo team, why their failings keep coming to the fore and if Diarmuid Connolly has a chance in his appeal against his twelve week ban.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/06/201723 minutes 11 seconds
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Ep 4 Pt 1: Glory days for Wexford hurling? The Fitz Factor and Cody's decline?

On the first part of this week's podcast, John Mullane joins the rest of the Throw-In panel to look back on Wexford's glorious victory over Kilkenny and to ask where now for Brian Cody's team?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/06/201717 minutes 30 seconds
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Ep 4 Pt 2: Where has Mayo's hunger gone?

In part two of this week's podcast, David Brady and the rest of the Throw In panel discuss Mayo's defeat to Galway questioning the players' desire and hunger.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/06/201724 minutes 37 seconds
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Ep 4 Pt 3: Anna Geary on Camogie C'Ship 2017

On part three of this week's podcast, former Cork camogie All Star, Anna Geary, discusses the 2017 Camogie Championship and details the commitments from camogie inter-county players.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/06/20176 minutes 41 seconds
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Ep 4: The Fitz Factor, Arsene Cody and Mayo's failings

On this week's Throw-In, Will Slattery and Rory O'Connor are joined by John Mullane, Joe Brolly, David Brady, Michael Verney and Anna Geary to discuss the Davy Fitz Factor, Kilkenny's decline (is Brian Cody the Arsene Wenger of hurling?), Mayo's perennial failings and the anti-Diarmuid Connolly bandwagon.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/06/20171 hour 12 minutes 39 seconds
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Ep 3 Extra: Joe Brolly on why he'd be interested in defending Diarmuid Connolly

Before handing down a 12 week ban to Diarmuid Connolly, Joe Brolly spoke to Will Slattery and explained why Diarmuid Connolly should not be banned for his push on the linesman in the Carlow Dublin game. Plus, he also says he'd be interested in representing Connolly and says the CCCC have brought 'dishonour' to the system.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/06/201716 minutes 40 seconds
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Ep3 Trailer: What next for Diarmuid Connolly's season?

Previewing this week's Throw-In with Will Slattery and Rory O'Connor from Rory's Stories ask the burning question whether Diarmuid Connolly will be banned and if so, for how long? Does he deserve a 12 week ban or was it so slight that he should be let off? And is Connolly now a liability for Jim Gavin and the Dubs?Also on the show, Meath manager, Andy McEntee, talks about Meath's impressive win over Louth, their chances in Leinster and how managers can deal with players such as Diarmuid Connolly.Plus, Jamesie O'Connor gives his thoughts on Clare's chances in Munster and the All Ireland and why Liam MacCarthy is there for the taking.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/06/201739 seconds
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Ep 3: Should Connolly be banned for 12 weeks?

On this week's Throw-In with Will Slattery and Rory O'Connor from Rory's Stories the burning question is whether Diarmuid Connolly will be banned and if so, for how long? Does he deserve a 12 week ban or was it so slight that he should be let off? And is Connolly now a liability for Jim Gavin and the Dubs?Also on the show, Meath manager, Andy McEntee, talks about Meath's impressive win over Louth, their chances in Leinster and how managers can deal with players such as Diarmuid Connolly.Plus, Jamesie O'Connor gives his thoughts on Clare's chances in Munster and the All Ireland and why Liam MacCarthy is there for the taking.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/06/201739 minutes 57 seconds
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Ep 2 Extra: Sports Ed John Greene on breaking the Brendan O'Sullivan doping story

Sunday Independent Sports Editor, John Greene, who broke the story about the Brendan O'Sullivan failed doping test in 2016 discusses with Cormac Byrne, the background to the story, the abuse from some in the GAA world and why there must still be standards of transparency and accountability,See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/05/201712 minutes 49 seconds
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Ep 2 Extra: Down's Ross Carr and panel question Tyrone and the Ulster Championship

In a bonus interview from this week's episode of the Throw In, former Down manager, Ross Carr, joins the panel of Will Slattery, Colm Keys, Rory O'Connor and Kevin Nolan to discuss the failings of Ulster football and questions the competitiveness and quality of the province's leading teams such as Tyrone and Donegal.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/05/201715 minutes 26 seconds
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Ep 2 Trailer: Joe Brolly, Tomás Ó'Sé and John Mullane on this week's show

Previewing this week's Throw-In, Joe Brolly questions the gym culture in the GAA, Tomás Ó'Sé criticises the leaking of the Brendan O'Sullivan report, and John Mullane says it is worrying times for Dublin hurling.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/05/20171 minute 4 seconds
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Ep 2: Brolly on GAA gym culture, Tomás Ó'Sé on Brendan O'Sullivan, Mullane on Dublin hurling

On this week's Throw-In, Joe Brolly questions the gym culture in the GAA, Tomás Ó'Sé criticises the leaking of the Brendan O'Sullivan report, and John Mullane says it is worrying times for Dublin hurling.Also on the show with Will Slattery is Rory O'Connor from Rory's Stories, Kevin Nolan from the Herald and the Irish Independent's Colm Keys.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/05/20171 hour 4 minutes 8 seconds
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Ep 1 Trailer: Cummins on corrective surgery for Tipp, Brolly on his pitch invasion

Will Slattery previews what's on Episode One of the Throw In for the 2017 Championship season.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/05/20171 minute 23 seconds
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Ep 1: Brendan Cummins on the need for Tipp soul-searching and Joe Brolly on the CCCC

On this first episode of the Throw In for the 2017 Championship, Will Slattery is joined by INM's Michael Verney and Donnchadh Boyle, Rory O'Connor from Rory's Stories as well as Brendan Cummins and Joe Brolly.Cummins talks about how and why it went so wrong for Tipperary against Cork and the need for some deep soul-searching from the All Ireland champions.Joe Brolly castigates the disciplinary process that saw Antrim's Matt Fitpatrick being banned initially, he weighs in on Aidan O'Shea and selfie-gate while celebrating his son's role in a famous Antrim minor win over Donegal.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/05/20171 hour 6 minutes 20 seconds
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Championship 2017 Throw In Preview

The Throw In is back on Monday 22nd for the 2017 GAA Championship season. Will Slattery will be presenting and will be joined each Monday by some of GAA's biggest names including Joe Brolly, Tomás Ó'Sé, Brendan Cummins and John Mullane.Rory O'Connor from Rory's Stories completes the Throw In line-up as he brings the fan's voice to the show with some interesting takes on the controversies and off-pitch stories from the world of GAA.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/05/20176 minutes 47 seconds
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Ep 16 Pt2: Betting on the Football Final Replay

Leon Blanche from BoyleSports joins the Throw-In team as they look at some value betting for the All Ireland football final replay.In their weekly charity bet, the Throw-In panel are going for another draw in 70 minutes with odds of 12-1 on offer while Leon Blanche thinks it will be a 20-1 man-of-the-match performance from Jonny Cooper.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/09/20165 minutes 40 seconds
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Ep 16 Pt1: With nothing between the teams, can Mayo raise their game again?

The Throw-In panel of INM GAA correspondents, Michael Verney, Conor McKeon and Donnchadh Boyle discuss Mayo and Dublin's strengths and weaknesses and where the All Ireland final replay will be won or lost.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/09/201622 minutes 56 seconds
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Ep 16: A replay of biblical proportions, Keegan v Connolly and Brogan's place in doubt?

It's the final Throw In of the GAA Championship season and the team are asking is this Mayo’s time or did they blow their chances in that bizarre drawn final with Dublin two weeks ago? It’s the replay on Saturday and nobody, it seems, is giving the Connacht men a chance. Surely Dublin won’t go disappearing two games in a row?Donnchadh Boyle and Conor McKeon join Michael Verney in studio as they look ahead to the big game and also hear from Leon Blanche from BoyleSports for some value bets ahead of Saturday’s throw-in.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/09/201630 minutes 15 seconds
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Ep 15: Pat Spillane on Brolly's 'celebrity loser' comment & are the Dubs lacking hunger?

This special episode of the Throw-In comes from the 2016 Ploughing Championships where Frank Roche is joined by Pat Spillane, Colm Keys and Martin Breheny.Spillane gives his thoughts on Joe Brolly's 'celebrity loser' comments, questions if the Dubs have the same amount of hunger, while the panel are unanimous that Mayo left the All Ireland behind.The Throw-In, in association with BoyleSports.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/09/201620 minutes 2 seconds
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Ep 14 Pt3: Alan Brogan's tips for man-of-the-match and first goalscorer

Alan Brogan on his tips for the BoyleSports charity bet for the All Ireland football final:Kevin McManamon to be man-of-the-match @ 14-1Jason Doherty to be first goalscorer @ 12-1See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/09/20161 minute 2 seconds
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Ep 14 Pt2: The tactics needed to beat Dublin and Stephen Cluxton

The Throw-In panel of Frank Roche, Conor McKeon and Donnchadh Boyle discuss how Mayo can hope to beat this Dublin team - starting with Cluxton's kick-outs.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/09/201614 minutes 23 seconds
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Ep 14 Pt1: Alan Brogan & James Horan on the pressure on Mayo and Dublin

James Horan and Alan Brogan give the view from each of the Dublin and Mayo camps ahead of the All Ireland football final.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/09/201618 minutes 23 seconds
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Ep 14: Unfulfilled Mayo, the weight of failure and Dubs' history in the making

It’s the final big one of the GAA season – it’s Mayo taking on Dublin in the 2016 All Ireland football final.Are Dublin unbackable and unbeatable as they seek to retain Sam Maguire for the first time since Heffo’s Heroes in 1977?Or can Mayo, with nothing to lose, unshackle themselves from a sixty-five year burden of history, including seven All Ireland final defeats?It’s a mouth-watering clash and James Horan, former Mayo manager, and Alan Brogan, former Dublin All Star, joined INM GAA correspondents, Frank Roche, Conor McKeon and Donnchadh Boyle as they looked ahead to Sunday’s game.Plus, Alan gives us his charity bet with tips on man-of-the-match and the first goalscorer - and it's not his brother he's betting on.The Throw-In, in association with BoyleSports.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/09/201635 minutes 54 seconds
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Ep13 Pt3: Hurling Championship Highlights & Players of the Year

Frank Roche, Michael Verney and Conor McKeon give their top highlights from the 2016 hurling Championship and nominate their three players of the year.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/09/20169 minutes 2 seconds
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Ep13 Pt2: How will Waterford, Clare and the rest fare next season?

Frank Roche, Michael Verney and Conor McKeon ask who, outside of Tipp and Kilkenny can pose a threat in the 2017 hurling Championship.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/09/201611 minutes 29 seconds
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Ep13 Pt1: Tipp's Blue Blood Might & Kilkenny's Future Struggles?

Frank Roche, Michael Verney and Conor McKeon look back on a remarkable All Ireland hurling triumph for Tipp and wonder how/if the Cats can bounce back in 2017?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/09/201620 minutes 44 seconds
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Ep 13: Hurling C'ship Review - Callanan the King, Cats Decline (?) and Stifling Systems

The Throw-In panel of Frank Roche, Michael Verney and Conor McKeon look back on the All Ireland hurling final and the 2016 hurling championship overall, asking if the Cats dominance is coming to an end and whether anyone other than Tipp can compete come next year?Plus they give their top moments from the hurling summer and nominate their three players of the year.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/09/201643 minutes 9 seconds
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Ep 12 Pt3: Betting on the All Ireland Hurling Final

Leon Blanche from BoyleSports was on hand with some bets for the All Ireland hurling final and in the weekly charity bet he has gone for a draw at 8/1 and Seamus Callanan as man-of-the-match at 8/1 whilst the Throw-In panel also went for a draw but opted for Eoin Murphy to be man-of-the-match at a very generous 50-1.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/09/20165 minutes 20 seconds
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Ep 12 Pt2: The Throw-In panel on why Tipp are fancied which means Kilkenny will win

INM GAA correspondents, Frank Roche, Michael Verney and Conor McKeon discuss whether Tipperary can be regarded as favourites for the All Ireland hurling final and whether Kilkenny's strength and resilience will see them through in the end.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/09/201612 minutes 8 seconds
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Ep 12 Pt1: Henry Shefflin & Eoin Kelly preview the Kilkenny v Tipperary final

With Tipperary and Kilkenny set to do battle once more in Sunday’s All Ireland hurling final, two legends of the game, Henry Shefflin and Eoin Kelly, joined INM GAA correspondents, Frank Roche, Conor McKeon and Michael Verney on Independent.ie’s Championship podcast, The Throw-In, as they looked ahead to Sunday's decider.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/09/201617 minutes 2 seconds
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Ep 12: 'This Kilkenny team is used to beating Tipp' Henry Shefflin & Eoin Kelly on AI hurling final

Tipperary and Kilkenny are set to do battle once more in Sunday’s All Ireland hurling final. Can Brian Cody’s team make it another three-in-a-row or will Tipp prove they have the mental fortitude to topple the reigning champions?Two legends of the game, Henry Shefflin and Eoin Kelly, join INM GAA correspondents, Frank Roche, Conor McKeon and Michael Verney as they look ahead to Sunday's decider.Plus, in betting, Leon Blanche from BoyleSports was on hand for a weekly charity bet with going for a draw at 8/1 and Seamus Callanan as man-of-the-match at 8/1 while the Throw-In panel also went for a draw but opted for Eoin Murphy to be man-of-the-match at a very generous 50-1.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/09/201636 minutes 13 seconds
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Ep 11 Pt5: Betting on Dublin v Kerry

Liam Glynn from BoyleSports joins the Throw-In panel to discuss betting on the Dublin v Kerry semi-final.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/08/20162 minutes 49 seconds
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Ep 11 Pt4: Should TMOs be introduced?

Should TMOs be introduced into the Championship? Martin Breheny and Roy Curtis go head-to-head on this week's thorny issue.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/08/20165 minutes 43 seconds
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Ep 11 Pt3: The Throw-In panel on the Dublin v Kerry rivalry and the teams' weaknesses

INM GAA correspondents Frank Roche, Donnchadh Boyle, Michael Verney and Conor McKeon on the Dublin v Kerry rivalry and whether Kerry can overcome the Dubs this time.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/08/201610 minutes 33 seconds
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Ep 11 Pt2: What chance of a Dublin two-in-a-row?

Alan Brogan, Tomás Ó'Sé and the Throw-In panel discuss whether Dublin can achieve two All Irelands in-a-row.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/08/201615 minutes 2 seconds
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Ep 11 Pt1: Alan Brogan, Tomás Ó'Sé & Panel on Dublin v Kerry key areas

Alan Brogan, Tomás Ó'Sé & Panel on the key areas for Dublin v Kerry.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/08/201614 minutes 9 seconds
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Ep 11: 'Kerry are coming to wage war'

“This is the biggest test for Jim Gavin’s Dublin. Kerry are coming to wage war on the Dubs,” said Alan Brogan on this week’s Throw-In, Independent.ie’s Championship podcast.The former All Ireland winner was in studio alongside INM GAA correspondents, Frank Roche, Donnchadh Boyle, Conor McKeon and Michael Verney, along with Kerry legend, Tomás Ó’Sé.“Kerry have to go for it, they have to come up with something different and unless they do, they won’t win it,” said Ó’Sé. “Kerry need to brave and not be conservative. The sweeper system doesn’t suit us but I can see them clogging the middle and trying to put pressure on Cluxton’s kick-outs.”But if the Kingdom only leave six in defence will they be vulnerable to Dublin players storming through? All were agreed that Kerry have to spring a surprise and produce some special performances to overcome the reigning champions.And if Dublin do win to make it four straight victories over Kerry, what kind of soul-sea
25/08/201650 minutes 11 seconds
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Ep 10 Pt2: Tipp's Strengths

David Brady and The Throw-In panel on the strengths and key players for Tipperary if they hope to overcome Mayo on Sunday.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/08/20167 minutes 21 seconds
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Ep 10 Pt1: Mayo's mindset and why they prefer being the underdog

David Brady tells The Throw-In panel why Mayo love being the underdog and playing against smaller teams doesn't suit their mindset.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/08/201617 minutes 8 seconds
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Ep 10 Pt4: Weekend GAA Betting

Liam Glynn from BoyleSports was on hand to give some value bets from the Mayo v Tipp clash. For the weekly charity bet, at 7/2, he’s going with Andy Moran to score a goal in the game (anytime), whilst the Throw-In team are going with a 6/1 bet on Cillian O’Connor to be the first goalscorer.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/08/20162 minutes 45 seconds
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Ep 10 Pt3: The Worst Football Championship in living memory?

Is this the worst football championship in recent times? Martin Breheny and Roy Curtis go head-to-head.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/08/20167 minutes 43 seconds
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Ep 10: Tipperary must be obliterated from the Mayo mindset

"If Tipperary start the way the did against Galway they could be out of sight of Mayo by half-time," warned David Brady on this week's Throw-In podcast. "Mayo do well against the bigger teams against the likes of Dublin, Tyrone, Kerry, but against the smaller teams they struggle. Mayo love being the underdogs and if experience has taught them anything it's not to let Tipperary get off to a good start. The name Tipperary should be obliterated from the Mayo mindset.”Former Mayo footballer, David Brady, joined INM GAA correspondents, Frank Roche, Donnchadh Boyle and Conor McKeon on Independent.ie’s Championship podcast as they looked ahead to the All Ireland football semi final between Mayo and Tipperary.Despite his caution, Brady and the rest of the panel still believe that Mayo’s firepower and experience will see them reach the final and have another tilt at their Holy Grail in 2016.Also on the show, Roy Curtis and Martin Breheny went head-to-head arguing whet
18/08/201637 minutes 24 seconds
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Ep9 Pt4: Weekend GAA Bets

Leon Blanche from BoyleSports joins the panel on the weekend GAA bets.His charity bet is a 2/1 double of Waterford +4 and Galway+6 while the Throw-In panel are going for two separate 10/1 single draws with Kilkenny v Waterford and Tipperary v Galway.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/08/20165 minutes 6 seconds
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Ep9 Pt3: Ciaran Whelan v Eugene McGee on targeting of opposition players

In this week's head-to-head, and in the wake of the sending-offs of Diarmuid Connolly and Sean Cavanagh in their football quarter-finals, Ciaran Whelan and Eugene McGee discuss the issue of the targeting of opposition players.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/08/201616 minutes 41 seconds
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Ep9 Pt2: Henry Shefflin on why Tipp will beat Galway

Henry Shefflin and the Throw-In panel preview the second All Ireland hurling semi-final between Tipperary and Galway.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/08/20169 minutes 57 seconds
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Ep9 Pt1: Henry Shefflin on Waterford's chances in the replay

Henry Shefflin looks ahead to the All Ireland semi final replay between Kilkenny and Waterford.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/08/20169 minutes 22 seconds
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Ep 9: Henry Shefflin admits Kilkenny aren’t as strong - but have Waterford missed their chance?

“It’s great that Kilkenny players have another cut to prove themselves this Saturday,” said Henry Shefflin on this week’s Independent.ie GAA podcast, The Throw-In.Previewing the All Ireland hurling semi final replay between Kilkenny and Waterford with Frank Roche, Michael Verney and Conor McKeon, the Kilkenny legend believes that some of the players let themselves down and will be eager to make up for a below-par performance. “Looking at last Sunday you can see that Kilkenny aren’t as strong as in other years,” he admitted. “But mentally, they are still the best around.”“The one thing that Brian Cody will focus on with his teams is that you never, never give up and you could see that as they came back to get the draw against Waterford.”Looking to the other semi final between Tipperary and Galway, Shefflin is also tipping the Munster champions based on their improved defence and ability to always get their score.“Tipp will always score and if the
11/08/201643 minutes 16 seconds
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Ep8 Pt6: Weekend GAA Bets

Liam Glynn from BoyleSports with some value bets for the weekend action and in his charity bet was going for an 8/1 treble of Galway -4, Clare +10 and Cork +1, while the Throw-In panel went for a 6/1 treble of Donegal -2, Galway -2 and Kerry -9.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/08/20163 minutes 29 seconds
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Ep8 Pt5: Martin Breheny v Roy Curtis on Pay-for-Play

Martin Breheny and Roy Curtis go head-to-head on the issue of pay-for-play in the GAA.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/08/20164 minutes 23 seconds
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Ep8 Pt4: John Mullane on Kilkenny v Waterford

John Mullane previews Kilkenny v Galway on The Throw-In podcast.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/08/201610 minutes 46 seconds
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Ep8 Pt3: New Football Proposals

The Throw-In panel discuss the new football championship proposals - a better spectacle or widening the gap between the elite and the rest?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/08/20168 minutes 31 seconds
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Ep8 Pt2: Mayo v Tyrone preview

The Throw-In panel previews Mayo v TyroneSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/08/20165 minutes 6 seconds
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Ep8 Pt1: Alan Brogan on Dublin v Donegal

Alan Brogan previews Dublin v Donegal on The Throw-In podcast.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/08/201613 minutes 24 seconds
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Ep 8: Donegal strike fear into the Dubs says Alan Brogan, plus plans for the football Championship

“Donegal have the ability to stop Dublin playing,” says Alan Brogan on this week’s GAA Championship podcast, The Throw-In, in association with BoyleSports, on Independent.ie.“They won’t fear Dublin and have the players to cause them trouble. Donegal do strike fear in the Dubs,” he added.Brogan joined INM GAA correspondents, Frank Roche, Donnchadh Boyle, Michael Verney and Conor McKeon, as they previewed the mouth-watering quarter-final double header with Dublin v Donegal and Mayo v Tyrone.The Throw-In team raised the issue of the GAA’s new football Championship proposals and asked whether it was a good opportunity to drive interest and attendances or merely the next stage in the haves v the have-nots?John Mullane was also on the show to discuss Waterford’s chances against Kilkenny – and he believes the Deise can spring a surprise.Martin Breheny and Roy Curtis went head-to-head on the issue for play and Liam Glynn from BoyleSports was on hand to
04/08/201648 minutes 32 seconds
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Ep7 Pt7: Weekend GAA Bets

Liam Glynn from BoyleSports joins the panel to look ahead to some weekend GAA bets.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/07/20164 minutes 44 seconds
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Ep7 Pt6: Is Cork GAA in terminal decline? Head-2-Head with Martin Breheny v Roy Curtis

Martin Breheny and Roy Curtis go head-2-head as, this week, they discuss whether Cork GAA is in terminal decline.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/07/20164 minutes 42 seconds
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Ep7 Pt5: Pay-for-play looming? The Throw-In panel on new GAA-GPA deal

Is pay-for-play looming? The Throw-In panel discuss the new GAA-GPA deal.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/07/20168 minutes
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Ep7 Pt4: Frustrations and potential, Tomás Ó’Sé & panel on Mayo v Westmeath

Tomás Ó’Sé joins INM GAA correspondents, Frank Roche, Donnchadh Boyle and Conor McKeon to preview Mayo v Westmeath.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/07/20161 minute 14 seconds
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Ep7 P3: Can Cork spring a surprise? Tomás Ó’Sé & panel on Donegal v Cork

Tomás Ó’Sé joins INM GAA correspondents, Frank Roche, Donnchadh Boyle and Conor McKeon to preview Donegal v Cork.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/07/20165 minutes 3 seconds
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Ep7 Pt1: With one eye on Dublin, Tomás Ó’Sé & panel on Kerry v Clare

Tomás Ó’Sé joins INM GAA correspondents, Frank Roche, Donnchadh Boyle and Conor McKeon to preview Kerry v Clare.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/07/201612 minutes 27 seconds
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Ep 7: Tomás Ó’Sé on Kerry's eye on Dublin, Galway’s brain transplant and can Cork spring a surprise?

Will this be the end of the road for Tipp and Clare as they face the heavyweights of Kerry and Galway or can history be made by the minnows?How crazy is the Championship structure when you look at the different paths Donegal and Kerry have taken to progress so far?And with the GAA’s new deal with the GPA this week, is pay-for-play looming?That’s all on this week’s GAA Championship podcast, the Throw-In, in association with BoyleSports.Tomás Ó’Sé joined INM GAA correspondents Frank Roche, Conor McKeon and Donnchadh Boyle as they discussed Kerry’s eye on Dublin, how and why Galway have had a brain transplant and ask if Cork can spring a surprise against Donegal.Liam Glynn was on hand with some value bets for the weekend action and in his charity bet has gone for an 8/1 treble of Galway -4, Clare +10 and Cork +1, while the Throw-In panel went for a 6/1 treble of Donegal -2, Galway -2 and Kerry -9.See omny
28/07/201645 minutes 19 seconds
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Ep 6: Davy Fitz's absence will be a big loss to Clare this week says Eoin Kelly

It’s starting to get down to the nitty-gritty end of the Championship now and on this week’s Throw-In podcast, Tipperary legend, Eoin Kelly, joined INM GAA correspondents, Michael Verney, Conor McKeon, and Donnchadh Boyle, as they previewed Clare v Galway and Waterford v Wexford in the hurling quarter finals.How much would Davy Fitz’s health scare this week affect the Banner men? And how much pressure is on the Tribesmen and Joe Canning? Plus, can Waterford bounce back from their Munster final humiliation?In football, there’s two qualifiers with Clare footballers hoping to continue their dream season with a win over Roscommon, while can Tipperary pull off a shock over Derry?Also on the podcast, Martin Breheny and Roy Curtis go head-to-head on the question as to whether there’s too much tactics in hurling nowadays, while Leon Blanche from BoyleSports was on hand for some weekend betting including a recommended 13/2 charity treble of: Clare to beat Roscommon, Cl
21/07/201643 minutes 19 seconds
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Ep 5: Westmeath will have opportunities and Dublin can't be complacent says Alan Brogan

On this week’s GAA Championship podcast, The Throw-In, in association with BoyleSports, Alan Brogan joined the team as they looked ahead to three provincial football finals.The Dubs are defending their Leinster title against Westmeath and while Brogan couldn’t see a way past Dublin, he still cautioned that the Dubs can’t think it will be easy either.“Dublin have just too much talent but they can’t let any complacency set in against Westmeath,” he told presenter Frank Roche, who was also joined by INM GAA Correspondents, Michael Verney, Donnchadh Boyle, and Conor McKeon.As to how Westmeath would take on Dublin, the question was whether they should have a go or sit back and contain what they concede. Alan Brogan though was clear how they should approach it.“Tom Cribben should allow his Westmeath players to express themselves and try and come out and attack,” he said. “Dublin will probably only have one extra man in the back so there will be opportuni
14/07/201649 minutes 4 seconds
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Ep4: Tipp to Triumph says Eoin Kelly and David Brady backs Roscommon in Connacht final

“Massive performances are needed from Tipp’s half-forwards and midfield to get them over the line against Waterford,” said Tipp legend, Eoin Kelly, on this week’s Throw-In podcast, in association with BoyleSports.While Kelly acknowledged Waterford would make it a closer game than recent Munster final clashes between the teams, he still believed that now was the time for the Tipp players to push on for silverware, just as Kilkenny have done.For the hurling qualifiers with Cork v Wexford and Clare v Limerick, the Throw-In panel of Frank Roche, Donnchadh Boyle, Conor McKeon and Michael Verney discussed whether managerial positions would be on the line with defeats on Saturday.In football, David Brady previewed the Connacht football final tipping Roscommon to do the business over Galway while he also called on the Mayo players to lift their game against Fermanagh or else it was time for changes in the starting line-up.For this week’s €50 charity bet, BoyleSp
07/07/201638 minutes 17 seconds
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Ep3: Can Tipp's fairytale continue, no stopping the Cats and Cork's doom & gloom

On this week's Throw-In podcast, the team of Frank Roche, Donnchadh Boyle and Conor McKeon were joined by Tomas O'Se and John Mullane to preview all the weekend Championship action, including the Munster football final between Kerry and Tipp, the Ulster football semi finals with Donegal v Monaghan and Tyrone v Cavan, the Leinster hurling final with Kilkenny and Galway, and the crucial game for Cork against Dublin in the hurling qualifiers. Plus, Leon Blanche from BoyleSports gave his betting tips.The Throw-In is Independent.ie's GAA Championship podcast, in association with BoyleSports.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/06/201652 minutes 12 seconds
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Ep2: Mayo in shock, Tyrone's credentials and Tipp's fortitude

This week, on the Throw-In, the panel of Frank Roche, Donnchadh Boyle and Michael Verney are joined by Mayo's David Brady and Tipp's Eoin Kelly, to discuss Galway's victory in Connacht, Tyrone's All Ireland credentials and Tipperary's resilience in Munster.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/06/201642 minutes 49 seconds
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Ep1: Rebels reeling, Dubs crushed and 'Crazy' fixture lists

It's the first episode of The Throw-In, Independent.ie's GAA Championship podcast, with Paul Curran and John Mullane joining INM writers, Frank Roche, Michael Verney and Donnchadh Boyle to discuss all the weekend action.The shock of Tipp's win over Cork to Donegal's ill-discipline and Kilkenny's crushing of the Dublin hurlers were all up for debate. Plus Martin Breheny and Roy Curtis go head-to-head and Paul Curran answers your questions in the X-Files.For more go to Independent.ie/sport/gaelic-gamesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/06/201633 minutes 58 seconds