Saturday 23 September 2017

THE THROW-IN PODCAST: Jim Gavin's obsession with breaking down the blanket defence and why Tipp need something new

Independent.ie Sportsdesk

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.

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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.

He also defended The Sunday Game's coverage of the Adrian Tuohy face-guard incident.

In football, Dublin, Tyrone and Mayo all recorded easy wins, and Brogan feels that the semi-final battle between Jim Gavin and Mickey Harte has been building up for years.

Brogan explains how Gavin became 'obsessed' with breaking down blanket defences after losing to Donegal in 2014, and discusses whether Diarmuid Connolly should get back in the Dublin team to take on Tyrone.

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