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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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,...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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....


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...


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...


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,...


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: The Throw-In is...


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: