The Mayo News Football Podcast bring you all things GAA from around the county.
National Football League | Donegal Preview
The start of a new inter-county season is now only days away, with Mayo back in Division One of the National League and facing Donegal at Markievicz Park in the opening round.In this episode of the Mayo News football podcast, we preview Sunday's Round 1 clash with Declan Bonner's side. Rob Murphy hosts the show and he's joined by Mayo News columnist Billy Joe Padden and Colm Keys of the Irish Independent, as well as by John Gunnigan of the Mayo GAA Blog.The lads start by widening the lens out and looking at how the likes of Tyrone, Kerry, Dublin and Monaghan are fixed heading into 2022. The debate then turns to Donegal and why, despite winning Ulster in 2018 and again in 2019, they have failed to push on for the ultimate prize.Turning the focus back to Mayo, the lads discuss the impact of Oisin Mullin's decision to stay in Ireland and how James Horan might best deploy the available talent at his disposal around the middle third of the field. The discussion then swings back to Mayo's defeat in last year's All-Ireland final and the possible impact of this on the team heading into the new season.Make sure to join our brand new Patreon community. For only €5 per month you'll get early access to podcasts, special bonus episodes, access to our Match-Day Discord group plus much more.Find us at: www.patreon.com/MayoPodcastListen to us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts & all other major platforms: pod.link/911384007Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/mayopodcast
Colm Boyle Special (Part 1)
A number of players have worn the Mayo jersey with great distinction over the past decade. One of these epitomised the county's new never-say-die attitude in the years since 2011 more than most and it's no coincidence that four-time All-Star Colm Boyle became such a fans' favourite during this time.In this episode of the Mayo News Football Podcast, Mike Finnerty chats in detail with the recently-retired Davitts clubman. They talk about the last two years of his inter-county career, how his role changed within the squad during that time and how he dealt with that adversity. The discussion touches on Colm's comeback from a cruciate ligament injury, finishing his career without a Celtic Cross and last September’s All-Ireland final defeat.Want to hear Part Two of this exclusive with Colm Boyle? Make sure to join our brand new Patreon community. For only €5 per month you'll get early access to podcasts, special bonus episodes, access to our Match-Day Discord group plus much more.Find us at: www.patreon.com/MayoPodcastListen to us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts & all other major platforms: pod.link/911384007Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/mayopodcastProduced & edited by Ger Duffy Media.
The New Year has already seen football action at both inter-county and club levels, with Mayo edged out by Galway in the FBD League in the novel surroundings of the Air Dome at the Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence, while Kilmeena and Knockmore experienced contrasting fortunes in their respective Connacht football finals. In this first Mayo News Football Podcast episode of 2022, we look back at that FBD semi-final and survey how things are shaping up for the county team ahead of the start of the National League campaign. Rob Muphy hosts the show and he's joined by Mike Finnerty and Billy Joe Padden. As well as reflecting on Mayo's defeat in the Dome, the lads discuss Jason Doherty's impending return to the fray as well as Cillian O'Connor's rehab, which is now nearing completion. Oisin Mullin's future remains in doubt and the lads discuss the lure of the AFL and the impact this has on up and coming Gaelic footballers.There's also a look ahead to what's coming up on the podcast over the next while, including the special Colm Boyle episode that'll be online soon. Finally, it's back to the on-field action for a discussion on Knockmore's loss to Padraig Pearses and Kilmeena's big win over St Patrick's last weekend. Produced & edited by Ger Duffy Media.Listen to us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts & all other major platforms: https://pod.link/911384007Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mayopodcast
New Year's Eve Special
As we count down the final hours of 2021, there's still time for one last Mayo News Football Podcast episode of the year. For this New Year's Eve special episode Mike Finnerty is joined by Ed McGreal and Stephen Drake to take one last look back at 2021 through the prism of Mayo’s season. It’s good old-fashioned ‘football talk’ from start to finish as the lads shoot the breeze about the rollercoaster ride that was last season.The conversation is dominated (unsurprisingly) by the All-Ireland final and how the defeat to Tyrone colours everything else that came before it. Mike, Ed and Stephen look back on the latest one that got away and try to tease out how, where and why it all went wrong for Mayo on the day.Plus, they pick out their own personal highlights from Mayo’s year, hand out their awards for Mayo’s MVP and Most Improved Players, and name some prospects to keep an eye out for in 2022.Produced & edited by Ger Duffy Media.Listen to us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts & all other major platforms: https://pod.link/911384007Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mayopodcast
Andy Moran meets Billy Joe
With a long and distinguished playing career at inter-county level - capped by two All-Stars and the Footballer of the Year award in 2017 - Andy Moran was one of Mayo's top performers in an era when the county challenged seriously for national honours year after year. Since retiring as a player, Andy has turned his attention to coaching and, as the recently appointed manager of the Leitrim senior football team, he has now embarked on another chapter in his GAA career.In this episode of the Mayo News Football Podcast Andy Moran hooks up with his former Mayo teammate Billy Joe Padden. In an in-depth discussion, Andy and Billy Joe pick through the major themes the Ballaghaderreen clubman set down in his recently published book, as they do so touching on Andy's long playing career and looking ahead to his first season as an inter-county manager with Leitrim. Produced & edited by Ger Duffy Media.Listen to us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts & all other major platforms: https://pod.link/911384007Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mayopodcast
The GAA & the Challenge of Rural Depopulation
Over the last number of weeks on the Mayo News football podcast, we've kept our focus firmly on the here and now, following the Senior, Intermediate and Junior football Championships as they've played out round by round. With the spoils now settled at county level for the year, however, we have time to widen the lens out and consider longer-term trends that impact on how GAA clubs within the county are faring. Clubs prosper and struggle over time for a variety of different reasons but one of the main factors that has come to the fore this year is the challenge presented by rural depopulation. In this episode of the podcast, we examine this issue in detail. Joining host Rob Murphy and Edwin McGreal of the Mayo News on the show are Kiltane GAA club member Ciaran O'Hara and Professor John Bradley, economist and former research professor at the ESRI who has written extensively on this topic. The discussion focuses on the challenges facing rural GAA clubs across the county, which were highlighted by the particular issues faced this season, notably by the Lacken GAA club. Various aspects to the problem are considered, including the impact on a north/south basis and the issues posed by town and country divisions right across the county.Produced & edited by Ger Duffy Media.Proudly sponsored by Crean Ceramic City.Listen to us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts & all other major platforms: https://pod.link/911384007Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mayopodcast
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Best in depth review as well as full detail on opposing team also! Always save it for the journey to the match!
Simply Top Class
Provides a really good in-depth insight into all things Mayo GAA. The podcast is good fun and addresses all the hot topics across the GAA. Definitely worth a weekly listen and not to be missed.
I’ve been listening to the podcast for nearly a year and I never miss an episode. My number one spot to get all the inside views of Mayo GAA. Plus all the lads have a fountain of knowledge on Mayo GAA.
Wishing ye continued success.
Ps: Looking forward to the podcast when Mayo win the All Ireland.