It’s official, Kerry are now the bookies favourites and after their historic 22-point demolition of Cork in the Munster final, Sam is there for the taking.
On this week’s Throw-In podcast, Tomás Ó Sé joins Will Slattery and Dermot Crowe and he tells the lads just how far the Kingdom really can go believing that Dublin are the most vulnerable they’ve been in ten years.
"Kerry are favourites," he admits. "They're working like animals all around the pitch. I think they have an edge, the harder edge this year definitely."
The panel also rate Mayo’s chances in the semi-final after their 11-point turn-around in the Connacht final while Kerry face the winner of Tyrone v Monaghan in next weekend’s Ulster final.
Meanwhile, in the hurling, John Mullane was on the show celebrating Waterford’s win over Galway and he reckons they will have the speed to topple Tipperary in the quarter-finals. On the other side of the draw, Cork’s win over Clare sees them meet Dublin and Mullane thinks the Rebels have every chance to go far.
“Something is definitely happening down Leeside,” says Mullane. “I wouldn't like to be playing them and I think they'll win at the weekend and that'll put them in a semi-final and - a bit like Waterford - momentum will be with them and they seem to be building down there.”
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James Horan was moving piece on a tactics board in preparation for the second half when he heard commotion down the corridor as Mayo and Galway players clashed in the tunnel on their way off at the end of the first half of this Connacht football final in Croke Park.