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The Throw-In All-Ireland final preview: Will history be made by Dublin or will Kerry stop Drive for Five?


This is the big one. Dublin v Kerry. All-Ireland football final. Dublin going for history for 5 in-a-row. The Kingdom standing in their way.

Are Dublin the greatest football team ever? Will Micko's Kerry greats finally be outshone? Joining Will Slattery and Michael Verney on the Throw-In as they look ahead to the football final is Martin Breheny, the Irish Independent's GAA Editor, who will be attending his 100th All Ireland final.

Martin looks back on some of the highlights from the previous 99, his favourite moments and best teams.

He remembers when journalists could go into the team dressing-rooms after the final, could ring up players or managers any time for an interview, and even when he got to eat, stay, travel and go to mass with the Galway hurlers in 1987.

Plus, he compares this Dublin team to the Kerry 5 in-a-row chasing side in 1982. He backed Kerry in May for the All-Ireland but won't reveal whether he's sticking with that prediction - you'll have to read it in Saturday's Indo he says!

For more from the Throw-In, visit the show page at: www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/

The Throw-In is in association with Bord Gáis Energy.

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