Tuesday 17 September 2019

The Throw-In: Selection dilemma for Dublin and All-Ireland ladies football final preview

Dublin manager Jim Gavin and Diarmuid Connolly during the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Dublin and Kerry at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
Dublin manager Jim Gavin and Diarmuid Connolly during the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Dublin and Kerry at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
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On the latest episode of The Throw-In, Will Slattery and Michael Verney are joined by Donnchadh Boyle of the Irish Independent and Cork legend Brid Stack to look ahead to the All-Ireland football final replay and the ladies football final.

Jim Gavin has some big selection calls to make, chiefly whether to change up his defence after it struggled to contain Kerry's vaunted attack. Youngster Eoin Murchan is one name tipped to come into the side, which could see James McCarthy shift to midfield and Michael Darragh Macauley drop to the bench.

One of the key questions is whether Jonny Cooper marks David Clifford again after picking up two yellow cards in the drawn game.

Donnchadh thinks Cooper will definitely be handed the man-marking job once again, with Gavin showing faith with his defensive general.

In the ladies final, Dublin are huge favourites to beat Galway and complete three in-a-row, and Stack thinks they will be hard beaten.

However, she also says that if Galway play at 100%, a shock could be on the card.

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

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