The Throw-In: Dublin’s evolution, Monaghan’s near-miss and why Tyrone must bring something new to the final


12 August 2018; Colm Cavanagh of Tyrone shoulders Ryan McAnespie of Monaghan during the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship semi-final match between Monaghan and Tyrone at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
12 August 2018; Colm Cavanagh of Tyrone shoulders Ryan McAnespie of Monaghan during the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship semi-final match between Monaghan and Tyrone at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

On this week’s episode of The Throw-In, Will Slattery is joined by Michael Verney of the Irish Independent, the Herald’s Conor McKeon and former Monaghan midfielder Dick Clerkin to discuss the All-Ireland football semi-finals.

Clerkin reflects on an agonizing near miss for his county, and says that although there were some contentious refereeing decisions, Monaghan didn’t play well enough to beat Tyrone. However, he is still optimistic that the Farney county can bounce back next year and contend at the business end of the championship.

For Tyrone, they will look to show they have learned the lessons of last year’s All-Ireland semi-final humiliation when they take on Dublin in this year’s final. Has Mickey Harte added anything new to the team’s arsenal that can trouble Jim Gavin’s men?

Dublin’s probing style of hand-passing in attack is causing teams all sorts of problems and the lads delve into the work Gavin has done behind the scenes to have his team on the cusp of a four in-a-row.

For Galway, a promising season ended in very disappointing fashion but there are still reasons to be hopeful.

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