Sunday 18 November 2018

The Throw-In: The Super 8s are here, ladies football preview and why Kilkenny are up against it

24 June 2018; Dublin manager Jim Gavin during the Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship Final match between Dublin and Laois at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
24 June 2018; Dublin manager Jim Gavin during the Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship Final match between Dublin and Laois at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
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On this week's episode of The Throw-In, Will Slattery is joined by Galway ladies footballer Sinead Burke, Jamesie O'Connor and Dick Clerkin to go over all the weekend's action.

The Super 8s line-up has been confirmed following the Round Four qualifiers and Will, Sinead and Dick look ahead to the mouthwatering games on the horizon over the next few weeks.

Dick is tipping Dublin, Monaghan, Donegal and Kerry to make the semi-finals but is expecting a shock or two along the way while Sinead thinks the Tribesmen are the team to beat.

In hurling, Jamesie O'Connor thinks that Galway laid down a real marker against Kilkenny in the Leinster final replay, and says that the Cats playing for a third week in-a-row against Limerick in the All-Ireland quarter-final could be their undoing.

He also expects a humdinger of a clash between Clare and Wexford and says that his county's season will have been a 'massive disappointment' if they are defeated next weekend.

Will and Sinead also preview the upcoming ladies football season and discuss the new All-Ireland series format that is set to throw up some cracking encounters.

Subscribe to The Throw-In, Independent.ie's weekly GAA podcast in association with Allianz, for the best in GAA discussion and analysis every week, with some of the biggest names in football and hurling from Joe Brolly, Tomás Ó'Sé and John Mullane.

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