The Throw-In: The Dubs are down, Leinster's weakness, and Waterford on the verge of something special

Dublin manager Dessie Farrell. Photo by Ray McManus/Sportsfile

Dublin relegated to Division 2 was just one of the many storylines from a fascinating and enthralling final round of football league games, but did the GAA miss a trick in not maximising the audience for an incredible, frantic day of football?

Will we see the introduction of Friday night football as a way to whet people’s appetites even more?

Ciarán Whelan joined Will Slattery and Michael Verney on the latest Throw-In podcast to discuss all the main talking points from the weekend with Dublin’s relegation dominating.

“They can't complain,” said Whelan. “Their performance throughout the League was just far too patchy at times and it looked like they were getting a bit of structure back over the last two weeks but that wasn't prevalent in the first half yesterday and again they looked very, very disjointed, particularly from a defensive perspective.”

Elsewhere, there’s special mention also for Kerry and Mayo who meeting in the Division 1 final, and for Roscommon’s return to the top flight, plus Limerick and Louth’s promotion to Division 2.

Meanwhile, in the hurling, John Mullane was on the show to discuss the stunning statement of intent from Waterford in their 19-point mauling of Wexford in the League hurling semi-final.

“I think this Waterford team now are at the peak of their powers,” said Mullane. “I think they're ready to do something special and unfortunately for Wexford, they just came across a juggernaut yesterday.”

The Déise meet Cork, who beat Kilkenny in the other semi-final, in a final to savour. Will this be the year of something big for Waterford hurlers?

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