Sunday 18 March 2018

The Throw-In with Joe Brolly: 'Mayo are the fly in the ointment and the only real contenders to Dublin' Newsdesk Newsdesk

Joe Brolly joins Will Slattery on this week's Throw-In,'s GAA podcast in association with Allianz, to give his run-down of the weekend Allianz Football League action.

He's hopeful that more counties like Donegal are playing an increasingly expansive style and says they will have a big say in the Ulster Championship.

He says Kerry's David Clifford will take a long time to develop at senior level but pinpoints Sean O'Shea's debut performance as the player to watch.

Dublin are of course still the team to beat and he lauds their and Mayo's open style of play while everyone else is trying to play catch-up.

"This Dublin team may be the best team we have ever seen playing Gaelic football," he says. "Like the All Blacks you think you’re in the game but then you suddenly find yourself ten or twelve points down.

"Mayo are the fly in the ointment though and the only real contenders to Dublin."

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