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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...

Duration: 00:22:43

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...

Duration: 00:58:57

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.

Duration: 00:16:54

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...

Duration: 00:55:33

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!

Duration: 01:04:31

'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."

Duration: 00:22:03

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?

Duration: 00:51:33

'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.

Duration: 00:09:14

'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...

Duration: 00:34:29

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:

Duration: 00:18:18

'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'.

Duration: 00:02:49

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.

Duration: 00:20:54

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...

Duration: 00:51:47

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.

Duration: 00:19:07

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...

Duration: 00:56:58

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.

Duration: 00:23:58

'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.

Duration: 00:50:08

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...

Duration: 00:53:32

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.

Duration: 00:57:05

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."

Duration: 00:16:50

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