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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...


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:


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: The Throw-In...


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...


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...


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....


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. For more: The Throw-In is in association with Allianz.


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:


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...


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...


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...


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.


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...


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!


'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."


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?


'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.


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