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Tuesday 25 June 2019

The Throw-In: Galway deliver when needed, the rise of Leinster hurling and Mickey Harte’s dilemma

Brian Concannon of Galway celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Round 4 match between Kilkenny and Galway at Nowlan Park in Kilkenny. Photo by Daire Brennan/Sportsfile
Brian Concannon of Galway celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Round 4 match between Kilkenny and Galway at Nowlan Park in Kilkenny. Photo by Daire Brennan/Sportsfile
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It was a performance that put the Galway hurlers back in the frame for the All-Ireland and this week’s Throw-In pays tribute to not just the Galway players, who stood up in the absence of Joe Canning, but the quality of the Leinster Hurling Championship this year.

"I didn’t see this win coming to be honest," says John Mullane who joined Will Slattery, Michael Verney and John Brennan on the show. 

"It was the perfect way for it to unfold for them and they’re in a fantastic position to kick on now."

There’s also twelve different permutations possible from the final action in Leinster next weekend with Dublin, Galway, Kilkenny and Wexford all in with a shout. Never mind Munster says Mullane, Leinster hurling should also be deserving of praise.

In the football, Peter Canavan joined the panel to look back on Donegal’s defeat of Tyrone and Canavan reckons Mickey Harte faces a dilemma: does he go back to the tried and trusted for Tyrone or continue with their new style of play?

Elsewhere, it was business as usual for the Dubs, while Round 2 of the qualifiers sees some interesting ties with Mayo up against Down and Monaghan hosting Armagh, with the panel giving their verdict on these clashes as well as their weekly Rising Stars to watch.

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