Tuesday 24 April 2018

THE THROW-IN PODCAST: Austin Gleeson's Roy Keane-esque display but a dark cloud hangs over Waterford performance

Independent.ie Sportsdesk

Jamesie O'Connor joins Will Slattery and Rory O'Connor on the Throw-In this week to look back on Waterford's momentous All Ireland semi-final victory over Cork.

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"Waterford are opposition that Galway would not have wanted," he says. 

Waterford's aggression and self-belief were very much in evidence.

"Back in June they were very passive on the pitch and on the sideline. Waterford were determined that this time they were going to be aggressive and physical." 

Also on the show were the Irish Independent's Vincent Hogan and Colm Keys, plus former Wexford camogie star, Ursula Jacobs, previewed next weekend's All Ireland camogie semi-finals.

"We’re living in an era of superb individual hurlers," says Keys.  "Austin Gleeson provided the spark for Waterford to go and win the game."

"We can talk about systems until the cows come home but Waterford knew they had to up the aggression," says Hogan.  "It was about belief in themselves to get the job down."

But whether Conor and Austin Gleeson will now make it to the All Ireland final against Galway, it remains to be seen, and despite their fantastic victory, a pall currently hangs over Waterford hurling.

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