John Mullane was in great form at The Throw-In's All-Ireland hurling final preview at Croke Park, delivering top quality analysis and insights - as well as setting the record straight on a hilarious story.
The battle between Kilkenny's TJ Reid and Tipperary's Seamus Callanan is the box-office element for most commentators, but Laois manager and Kilkenny legend Eddie Brennan believes that the All-Ireland final will be decided by the respective benches where the likes of Richie Leahy or Jake Morris lie in wait.
Tomás Ó Sé says that Kerry have the forwards to trouble Dublin in the All-Ireland final - but problems in their defence will make it very difficult to stop Jim Gavin's men from completing five in-a-row.
Amid the scramble fans are enduring to secure tickets for Saturday's Dublin versus Mayo All-Ireland semi-final, a similar scramble will be going on within the two panels to secure starting places for the highly-anticipated clash. And fitness permitting, there's nowhere more up for grabs than the Mayo number one shirt.
Former Mayo great, David Brady has claimed that All-Ireland Champions Dublin will be “unsure of themselves” as they prepare for next Saturday’s All-Ireland semi-final with the beaten finalists of 2016 and 2017.
Mayo’s victory over Donegal at the weekend was one of those great days and the stand-out occasion of the football championship so far, but they’re now facing just a six-day turnaround to play a more rested Dublin team in Croke Park.
It’s the finest of margins that decide matches at this stage of the championship and the 2019 All Hurling Final sees the return of the traditional heavyweights, with Tipperary and Kilkenny facing off in August after a weekend of epic semi-finals.
Former Tipperary goalkeeper Brendan Cummins has highlighted Davy Fitzgerald's off-field work with the Wexford hurlers as being key to their success ahead of their clash with his native county on Sunday.
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