Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill are joined by Peter Canavan and Shane McGrath to look back on the first double weekend of the Allianz League.

Galway are facing something of an injury crisis after their defeat to Roscommon, but while Davy Burke's side are two from two, Peter reckons a third win at the very least is required to ensure safety in Division 1.

Peter's county Tyrone had a very encouraging win over Donegal, with his own son Darragh, Frank Burns and Darren McCurry all impressing, but the paucity of challenge from Donegal has to be taken into account.

Armagh kicked a controversial last gasp free to draw with Mayo and, while Mayo's game management left a lot to be desired, in a frantic finish, Rory was laughing at how in Gaelic football, the whistle will blow and both teams can genuinely expect the free to be awarded to them.

Kerry unearth another junior football par excellence in Donal O'Sullivan, while Cork make a big statement in Newbridge.

Colm O'Rourke grabbed a lot of the headlines with his comments on the timing of the Sigerson Cup and Peter is in agreement with the Meath manager, believing the college tournaments need to move to before Christmas.


Shane McGrath and Rory wax lyrical on the performance of Kieran Joyce at centre-back for Cork as they clinched a morale boosting win over Limerick, but Mikey points out from Wexford's experience last year, if you're going to beat Limerick, the first week of the league is when it may mean the most.

However Shane believes the All-Ireland champions are in better condition this year for the start of the league than in 2022.

Shane was in attendance to see Waterford and Dublin battle to a draw in Dungarvan. He noted Austin Gleeson's size and strength, but also Dublin's unwillingness to yield, which augers well for the year,

There were also encouraging wins for Galway, Clare and Tipperary, who will all have different reasons to hope for a big year in 2023.

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