The Mayo News Football Podcast bring you all things GAA from around the county.
Club Championships | Quarter-Final Preview
With the group stages of this year's Senior, Intermediate and Junior club Championships now concluded, it's onto the quarter-finals this weekend. In this episode of the Mayo News football podcast we review last weekend's Round 3 action before previewing the coming weekend's knockout action.Mayo News sports editor Mike Finnerty hosts the show and he's joined by his Mayo News colleague Edwin McGreal, as well as by special guest Stephen Drake, two-time Mayo SFC winner with Ballaghaderreen. The three lads discuss Stephen’s club career with Ballagh’ - as he prepares for the next chapter in his GAA life - and they preview the weekend’s club championship quarter-final ties.We also hear from The Neale manager Eoin Hughes as well as Kilmaine’s man of the match Oisin Mullin after their clubs' wins in the SFC and IFC respectively last weekend.A few more names are thrown into the mix for the ‘Bring Him In’ slot and we reveal our latest Mayo News Football Podcast Player of the Week who wins a €120 voucher for F23 Fitness in Balla. Produced and edited by Ger Duffy Media.Proudly sponsored by Crean Ceramic City.
Club Championship | Round 3 Preview
This coming weekend sees the culmination of the group stages in this year's Senior, Intermediate and Junior club football Championships. A hectic few days of football lie ahead within the county, paving the way for the knockout stages in the hunt for the Moclair, Sweeney and McDonnell Cups. In this episode of the Mayo News football podcast we set the scene for this weekend's Round 3 action. Mayo News sport editor Mike Finnerty hosts the show and he's joined by Edwin McGreal and Ger Flanagan.The lads discuss how the weekend's crunch contests are likely to go, discussing in the process whether or not defending champions Knockmore and recent winners Castlebar Mitchels - both of whom face must-win games - are likely to make it through to the quarter-finals this year. As well as previewing all the make-or-break contests, the lads also discuss the controversy surrounding the venue for the JFC tie between Achill and Kilmovee. Under AOB, the lads turn their attention to the planned end of season reviews with Mayo's different management teams and they discuss the continuing reaction to Mayo's All-Ireland final defeat last month. Produced and edited by Ger Duffy Media.Proudly sponsored by Crean Ceramic City.
Club Championship | Round 2 Review
Two rounds of matches have now been contested in this year's Senior, Intermediate and Junior club football Championships, with the group tables in all three competitions starting to take shape as the knockout stage starts to come into view. In this episode of the Mayo News football podcast we survey how things stand in the SFC, IFC and JFC after the opening two rounds of games. Mayo News editor Mike Finnerty hosts the show and he's joined by Edwin McGreal and Ger Flanagan. Ger reflects on his own Senior championship debut at the weekend, giving us an insight into the mood in the Balla camp after they lost to Ballaghaderreen and now face into a crunch Round 3 tie against high-flying Westport the weekend after next. We then hear from Westport’s in-form full-forward, Kevin Keane, after his team beat Castlebar Mitchels to qualify for the quarter-finals. In other post-match chat, Mike hears from Ballina Stephenites manager, Niall Heffernan, after his team got off the mark by beating Claremorris.Next we check in on our roving reporters Ed McGreal and Rob Murphy who give us a feel for the atmosphere and occasion in Cong as they watched Garrymore beat The Neale. We round off this episode with our ‘Bring Him In’ slot and we also pick our second Mayo News football podcast Player of the Week. Produced & edited by Ger Duffy Media.Proudly sponsored by Crean Ceramic City.
Club Championship Update
With inter-county football over for another year, the focus has now shifted to the club scene where last weekend the first round of matches took place in the Senior, Intermediate and Junior club championships.In this episode of the Mayo News football podcast, we review the opening round action in the club championships and we look ahead to the second round games this coming weekend. Mayo News sports editor Mike Finnerty hosts the show and he's joined in the studio by Edwin McGreal and Ger Flanagan. Ger recounts what it was like for Balla to play their first game in the senior championship for 23 years, in which they lost out to neighbours Castlebar Mitchels. Ed talks about his Sunday in South Mayo watching Senior and Intermediate games while Mike fills us in on what he saw in Knockmore and Westport, as the home sides there accounted for Aghamore and Ballaghaderreen respectively.We then hear from our roving reporters Rob Murphy and John Gunnigan who send back a dispatch from Clogher on Saturday evening where they saw Ballintubber get the better of Ballina Stephenites.Ed, Mike and Ger also talk about the plight of Lacken Sarsfields GAA club who endured a tough day in the Junior championship last weekend. The lads discuss how this highlights the struggles of some clubs in rural Ireland.Our popular ‘Bring Him In’ slot returns where we pick out some players for James Horan to keep an eye on ahead of 2022. We also reveal the identity of our very first ‘Podcast Player of the Week’ who wins a handy voucher for the Momentum Performance gym in Ballinrobe. Produced and edited by Ger Duffy Media.
Paddy Prendergast Tribute
Paddy Prendergast, who played at full-back on Mayo's All-Ireland winning teams of 1950 and 1951 died on Saturday at the age of 95. With his passing, the final link to the group of players who took part in the last two All-Ireland finals won by the county has now been severed. In this special episode of the Mayo News football podcast, we pay tribute to the late Paddy Prendergast. Rob Murphy hosts the show and he's joined by Edwin McGreal of the Mayo News who has written extensively about the legendary full-back from Ballintubber and who knows the family history well.Rob and Ed reflect on the legacy of Paddy Prendergast, focusing first on his background and in particular on Ballintubber's 'Golden Mile'. They discuss Paddy's love of Mayo and how he continued to support the county team down the decades, yearning all the while for Mayo to make that final breakthrough. They talk about Paddy's decency and integrity as a person and the many positive impressions he left on those he encountered, so many of whom wanted to speak with him about the men of 1950/1. This was something Paddy often found hard to do, knowing they had all gone before him.We then hear the voice of the late, great Paddy Prendergast himself, in conversation with Rob in 2018. In this never-before-broadcast piece, Paddy reminisces on the journey to those two famous All-Ireland wins in 1950 and 1951.
More final thoughts
It's now two weeks on from Mayo's latest, hugely disappointing All-Ireland final defeat. The debate about how and why the final was lost continues to rumble on, as the county comes to terms with the fact that yet another opportunity to land the Sam Maguire has once again slipped from its grasp.In this episode of the Mayo News football podcast we dig a bit deeper into the defeat to Tyrone and to the reaction the loss has engendered among the Mayo faithful. Rob Murphy hosts the show and he's joined by Mayo News columnist Billy Joe Padden and by Mick Foley of The Sunday Times.The lads reflect on the fallout from the final and look at some of the big questions that have emerged from Mayo's latest final defeat. The quality of Mayo's 2021 season is assessed as is the question of what led to the team's under-performance on the big day. They then go on to consider the criticism James Horan has received in the wake of the defeat and what he might have learned from this. After that they circle back to the game itself and look at Mayo's forward play on the day, in doing so reflecting on the type of forwards the county is developing. Finally, they look at the build-up to the final a fortnight ago, a match Mayo were being widely tipped in advance to win, and they discuss the role supporters play in raising expectations of success.Produced and edited by Ger Duffy Media.Sponsored by Ceramic City and Swinford Motors.
This podcast has only gotten better as the years have passed. Well worth a listen to anyone from or around Mayo
A mayo fan must have.
If you’re a mayo fan,this podcast is a must.wonderful insights into the mayo gaa scene at club and inter county level.keep up the good work lads it’s greatly appreciated all over the globe.Avid listener in Boston USA.
Great GAA podcast
Well presented. Super insight. Big fan of rob and the boys