Sunday 25 August 2019

The Throw-In: Mayo's familiar failings, what's happened to the fair shoulder and time for a second referee?

Tadhg O'Rourke of Roscommon celebrates following the Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship Semi-Final match between Mayo and Roscommon at Elverys MacHale Park in Castlebar, Mayo. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
Tadhg O'Rourke of Roscommon celebrates following the Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship Semi-Final match between Mayo and Roscommon at Elverys MacHale Park in Castlebar, Mayo. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
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For the fourth year in-a-row, Mayo will have to go through the back door in search of All-Ireland glory but let's not forget about Roscommon's exploits in reaching another Connacht final.

Peter Canavan and Martin Breheny join Will Slattery and Michael Verney for this week's episode of the Throw-In and who says hurling should dominate the headlines when there’s still plenty of drama and excitement left in Gaelic football?

Mayo's old failings are the focus for much of this week's debate, as is the question of whether a second ref is needed and just why are shoulder challenges being unfairly outlawed?

In hurling, as Davy Fitz gets sent to the stands, his Wexford players rally back and Galway's chances in Leinster are starting to look precarious with visits to Kilkenny and Dublin still to come.

Plus, the panel give their latest verdicts on the Rising Stars to watch out for based on stand-out performances over the weekend.

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

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