Football: Blocking out noise key for Galway and Armagh - w/ Philly McMahon
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by Irish Independent
2d ago
For the All-Ireland football final preview, eight-time All-Ireland winner and Irish Independent columnist Philly McMahon joined Colm Keys and Donnchadh Boyle to lend his insight into the mindset needed to win a Celtic Cross. In the Sam Maguire decider preview: How Kieran McGeeney has respect of his players, even if he’s divisive in his own county; Shane Walsh and Damien Comer’s contrasting styles; memories of marking the men who will star on Sunday. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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Hurling: Tony Kelly and ‘our God’ Brian Lohan seal status as Clare greats
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by Irish Independent
3d ago
Eddie Brennan, John Mullane and Michael Verney united for one final time to break down the fine margins that saw Clare become 2024 All-Ireland champions, the county’s fifth title in their history. The crew analyse what Brian Lohan has done for the county and how that translated on Sunday, why Tony Kelly defied expectations to ‘drag Clare to the Hogan Stand,’ and we discuss the referee’s performance on a day where some Cork fans may feel hard done by. We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who has listened, followed and engaged with us over the course of the season. Be sure to keep an eye ..read more
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Hurling: Jamesie O’Connor joins the bumper All-Ireland final preview
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by Irish Independent
1w ago
Eddie Brennan, John Mullane and Michael Verney were joined by Clare legend and Sunday Independent columnist Jamesie O'Connor in this in-depth breakdown of Cork v Clare in this Sunday’s Liam McCarthy decider. The team recall their preparations for All-Ireland finals in their own careers, including the importance of getting the game out of your head and not buying into the hype. Plus, Jamesie’s memories of Brian Lohan in their youth; whether the favourites tag suits Cork; the key match-ups on Sunday. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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Football: Donegal feel Michael Murphy’s absence; Armagh’s statement victory
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by Irish Independent
1w ago
Galway and Armagh have made it to the All-Ireland final, each showing resilience late on to power past Donegal and Kerry respectfully. Colm Keys and Dick Clerkin joined Will Slattery to discuss the key differences between the finalists and those who fell this weekend, including how David Clifford didn’t look his usual self, how Armagh have bonded under Kieran McGeeney, and we ask - could Michael Murphy ever be enticed into making a return to Donegal? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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Hurling: Barry Nash’s absence felt as Cork stall Limerick’s drive for five
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by Irish Independent
2w ago
It will be a Cork v Clare All-Ireland final, and the Throw-In’s regular trio of John Mullane, Eddie Brennan and Michael Verney teamed up to break down how each team made it over the line. Limerick’s drive for five stalled after a thriller with the Rebels - John asks if they were too slow to make the changes needed to keep pace with a Cork team who have the right pieces coming together at the right time. Meanwhile, Clare’s 16th man made their presence known as Kilkenny were toppled on Saturday, Eddie remarks that free-taking made the difference here. Elsewhere, the quality of hurling is such th ..read more
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Hurling: Limerick v Cork will have a ‘spicy edge’ - w/ Ciarán Carey
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by Irish Independent
3w ago
Limerick legend Ciarán Carey joined the Throw-In’s regular trio of John Mullane, Eddie Brennan and Michael Verney to preview this weekend’s All-Ireland semi-finals. The team break down whether Limerick can come back at Cork following the Rebels' thrilling victory over the Treaty men in the provincial series. There’s a belief that Limerick would have gone over that clash with a fine comb - after all, they ‘have a score to settle’ according to Ciarán. Meanwhile, John Mullane gives his reaction to the news that Davy Fitzgerald has stepped down as Waterford boss. Elsewhere, the pressure is on Clar ..read more
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Football: Were Dublin wrong to start Paul Mannion and Jack McCaffrey?
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by Irish Independent
3w ago
Colm Keys and Conor McKeon joined Will Slattery after a weekend where Dublin went crashing out to a spirited Galway, who came of age to defeat the All-Ireland Champions. Dessie Farrell’s selection choices naturally came under the microscope, and the team discuss whether the Dubs front-loaded their squad too much in a game where the Tribe surged late on. Meanwhile: Post-mortem starts for Derry; Cillian Burke is Kerry’s find of the year; we rank the four remaining sides in the race for Sam. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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Remembering Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh
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by Irish Independent
1M ago
News broke this week that legendary GAA broadcaster Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh died aged 93. His legacy is one filled with kindness, grá for Gaelic games and a unique commentary style that is woven into the stories of many iconic Irish sporting moments. For this special edition of the Throw-In, Martin Breheny and Colm Keys joined Shane Brennan to recall how Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh built his respect, and why so many GAA fans loved his commentary. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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Football: Mayo find a new way to lose; Ger Brennan Manager of the Year?
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by Irish Independent
1M ago
Frank Roche and Dick Clerkin joined Will Slattery in the wake of an All-Ireland preliminary quarter-final round that saw Mayo crash out, Roscommon surprise and Louth make history. Dick breaks down what he sees as Mayo’s true undoing - not scoring enough before half-time, and he believes that the county can’t have too many complaints after a disappointing end to their season on penalties. Frank witnessed Roscommon shock Tyrone at the weekend, and he recounts why their first half was one of the finest displays in county history as Tyrone joined Mayo in the exit pile. Meanwhile, Derry could be Ke ..read more
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Hurling: ‘O hAilpín was like a brick wall’; Brian Lohan’s time-off masterclass
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by Irish Independent
1M ago
John Mullane, Eddie Brennan and Michael Verney teamed up again after a pair of quarter-finals that failed to get the juices flowing - but memories of food poisoning from years gone by came back in the meantime. On the pitch, Eddie wonders why Cork and Dublin seemed to play with their ‘heads still on the pillow,’ while John explains his belief that Cork are best when they have been written off. The lads also break down the impact of Clare's time off after their Munster final defeat. Plus - we rank the four semi-finalists. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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