Mayo News football podcast 2018 – Limerick review

Mayo’s latest qualifier campaign started off in fine style and in glorious weather down at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick yesterday evening. With Cillian O’Connor racking up a total of 3-9 as he surpassed Conor Mortimer to become the county’s all-time highest scorer, Stephen Rochford’s charges eased to an 18-point win over the Shannonsiders.

In this latest edition of the Mayo News football podcast we take you through all the action from the Gaelic Grounds. Host Rob Murphy and I talk about the match as it unfolded and after the full-time whistle we hear from manager Stephen Rochford and the record-breaking Cillian O’Connor. There’s also some post-game analysis from Billy Joe Padden, Edwin McGreal and Sean Rice, with Andy Moran popping in as well for some chat to add to his two-goal cameo out on the pitch.

This latest episode of the podcast is now online and available to listen to on iTunes and SoundCloud. You can also listen to it on the Mayo News website as well as here on the blog using the SoundCloud player below or the one in the panel on the right.

The Mayo News football podcast is proudly sponsored by the Oxford Arms in Camden Town.

15 thoughts on “Mayo News football podcast 2018 – Limerick review

  1. We’ll need to wrap Cillian up in cotton wool. I know some teams who would target the man before they think about the football. I hope the refs are aware of that.

  2. Anybody knoow what the program for Connachht Final Day is? The U20 program on Saturday has a time of 12 noon for the U20 final but the senior final is not until 4 pm. Minor [U17] is nowhere near final stage so what fills the gap? A league stage U17 match? I would have thought that the U20 final would have priority over any other likely curtain raiser. But as I always say with Connacht Council you never know and they certainly won’t advertise or promote it. But with attendance limited perhaps they don’t care about supporters. Enough of the eejits will probably turn up anyway.

  3. att andyD. U20 game starts at 1 pm. i took the liberty myself to get my tickets on friday ,i assumed we would beat leitrim and i think mayo will have a great chance against roscommon who suprisingly beat galway in tuam.there must be no delay in buying tickets for connacht final because they are selling fast.the u20 deserve support in connacht final, also the MAYO team of 1992,1993 are been honoured on the day also. RE-QUALIFERS. i would like us to be drawn against sligo, leitrim or clare so as to continue free-wheeling to the super 8. hopefully TOM PARSONS will sort out a handy draw for us.

  4. I’m watching The Karate kid at mo,gets me emotional every time,when some one has sent me the video of TP coming into the stand,ah stop,I’m a slobbering mess right now!!!

  5. Yep Tom P is the man…our karate kid, inspiration and a hero. Great reception yesterday and fair play to the welcome he got. You just got to love him… just another example of what this team is to us…. Mayo may be the best… always Maigheo

  6. U20s likely to be a 1.30pm throw in. Roscommon strong favourites having beaten Sligo and much fancied Galway team in Tuam.

  7. Senior game at 4pm so I reckon u20 will be pushed forward to 2pm.

    Anyone know where I might get a ticket for the Connacht final?

  8. Haha was thinkin the same myself. Sure theirs at least 82 voters who thought we’d lose, suppose their back under a rock in their respective counties.

  9. What is there to say? Game went as you would expect, mayo too strong for a limerick team who gave it their best , Cillian got plenty of handy scores for his stats , most importantly we got no injuries. Really can’t learn much from yesterday apart from job done and see what the morning drive brings. Hopefully another handy draw to build on yesterday

  10. After seeing there that two of our best young footballers are off to Chicago for the summer.Brian Reape and Michael Plunkett both transferreed to MacBrides gaa club in Chicago.In my view this was a big mistake by Rochy not keeping these 2 on in the development panel.Firstly Reape he is the most natural inside finisher under 24 that we have in the County, he has a good build bigger than Hanley, Loftus and Durcan and has pace.
    He roasted Sean Andy Galways full back in last years under 21 championship game and again in this years Fbd on a very wintery evening.
    I feel Plunkett has the potential to replace Colm Boyle in the future great reader of the game, very high skill level and a tough nut.I think he has alot more football than Stevie Coen in my opinion.

  11. Plunkett was a very influential player in that all Ireland winning side. If memory serves me correct didn’t he get the winning score in the connnacht final that year?

    Reape. Surely something must not be clicking if he isn’t involved with the seniors. From the outside it certainly doesn’t add up but we are on the outside. A scoring forward is exactly what the mayo senior team is missing. Hanley Durcan and Regan all huffed and puffed the last day and certainly couldn’t be faulted for endeavour but none stood and against one of the worst teams in the land. Regan missed two frees which should be bread and butter for a lefty. Durcan sure has pace and can win a ball but one of his shots ended up going out for a sideline ball and Hanley list possession twice being bundled out over the sideline. Needs to bulk up. IMO our tried and trusted Doherty made a big difference when introduced and Andy was key in our forward unit clicking. I hope the new guys improve and show their worth and I’d include Loftus in that bunch. As things stand we are still relying on the usual suspects.

    What happened to that lad Carr who Andy Moran nanechecked. Heard he was injured months ago; was it very serious or has he lost form?

  12. James Carr was recovering from injury.
    With the two lads gone to Chicago for all we know that was let’s say their final travelling trip. It was good last year and they were not guaranteed a spot so that might have been decided a while ago.
    Both I think will be involved next year.

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