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From talking points, solo-runs and head-to-heads, we bring you the best Gaelic Football and Hurling insight and analysis, from our award winning team at Independent.ie.

Latest Episodes

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 Tipperary I think have a clean bill of health coming into this year's Championship.” It could be Tipperary’s title in the craziest of years says Verney. For more from the Throw-In, visit the show page at: www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/ The Throw-In’s All Ireland Championship series is in association with Bord Gáis Energy.

24 minOCT 22
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Who's tipping Tipp? It's the Throw-In's All Ireland Hurling Championship preview

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/ And don’t forget to listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. The Throw-In is in association with Allianz.ie.

48 minOCT 19
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While the nation holds its breath, the GAA at least is back

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 more so than west of the Shannon with Galway looking to demote Mayo to Division 2 and with the involvement of Jim McGuiness to the Galway training giving it a bit more spice. “We're not getting like a slow burner like we might normally get in the League,” says Verney. “This is going in and it's high stakes stuff. We don't know what teams have been doing for the last God knows how long but everything will be on the line. There's so many interesting things and I suppose the unpredictability of it all you just don't know what level teams are at, you don't know how much they're going to have done, you don't know how cohesive they're going to be. But most teams will be in the same boat because they'll have the similar levels of preparation done but it's very, very interesting.” For more from the Throw-In podcast go to the show page at: www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/ And don’t forget to listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. The Throw-In is in association with Allianz.ie.

17 minOCT 14
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Why everything is on the line with the resumption of the Football Leagues

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!

45 minMAY 28
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Corcoran over JBM, King Henry vs DJ and tough calls in Dublin

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.

32 minMAY 20
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20-20-50 - Martin Breheny's ultimate football and hurling rankings

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.

38 minMAR 9
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Galway's surge, Tipp's question marks and Waterford a different animal

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 association with Allianz.ie.

67 minMAR 2
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The rise of tunnel brawls, Mayo’s battles ahead and hurling’s black card shot down

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, thestrength of Wexford, and Clare's rising under Lohan, along with the traditional heavyweights, shows there's not much wrong with hurling. For more from th...

70 minFEB 24
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Jim Gavin's cap, Brolly as the waterboy and leave hurling alone

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 and Four. For more from th...

45 minFEB 17
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How Wexford are transforming hurling, weather woe and the wild world of Division Two

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 punishingthe 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 to call it for...

40 minFEB 10
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The problem with refs and umpires, Galway the sleeping giant and is Bugler the new Connolly?

Latest Episodes

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 Tipperary I think have a clean bill of health coming into this year's Championship.” It could be Tipperary’s title in the craziest of years says Verney. For more from the Throw-In, visit the show page at: www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/ The Throw-In’s All Ireland Championship series is in association with Bord Gáis Energy.

24 minOCT 22
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Who's tipping Tipp? It's the Throw-In's All Ireland Hurling Championship preview

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/ And don’t forget to listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. The Throw-In is in association with Allianz.ie.

48 minOCT 19
Comments
While the nation holds its breath, the GAA at least is back

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 more so than west of the Shannon with Galway looking to demote Mayo to Division 2 and with the involvement of Jim McGuiness to the Galway training giving it a bit more spice. “We're not getting like a slow burner like we might normally get in the League,” says Verney. “This is going in and it's high stakes stuff. We don't know what teams have been doing for the last God knows how long but everything will be on the line. There's so many interesting things and I suppose the unpredictability of it all you just don't know what level teams are at, you don't know how much they're going to have done, you don't know how cohesive they're going to be. But most teams will be in the same boat because they'll have the similar levels of preparation done but it's very, very interesting.” For more from the Throw-In podcast go to the show page at: www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/ And don’t forget to listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. The Throw-In is in association with Allianz.ie.

17 minOCT 14
Comments
Why everything is on the line with the resumption of the Football Leagues

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!

45 minMAY 28
Comments
Corcoran over JBM, King Henry vs DJ and tough calls in Dublin

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.

32 minMAY 20
Comments
20-20-50 - Martin Breheny's ultimate football and hurling rankings

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.

38 minMAR 9
Comments
Galway's surge, Tipp's question marks and Waterford a different animal

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 association with Allianz.ie.

67 minMAR 2
Comments
The rise of tunnel brawls, Mayo’s battles ahead and hurling’s black card shot down

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, thestrength of Wexford, and Clare's rising under Lohan, along with the traditional heavyweights, shows there's not much wrong with hurling. For more from th...

70 minFEB 24
Comments
Jim Gavin's cap, Brolly as the waterboy and leave hurling alone

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 and Four. For more from th...

45 minFEB 17
Comments
How Wexford are transforming hurling, weather woe and the wild world of Division Two

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 punishingthe 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 to call it for...

40 minFEB 10
Comments
The problem with refs and umpires, Galway the sleeping giant and is Bugler the new Connolly?
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