The Senior and Intermediate club football championships came to a conclusion under the lights at MacHale Park on Saturday night. The Sweeney and Moclair Cups double-header drew a big attendance to the Castlebar venue and the Mayo News football podcast was there too to take you into the heart of the action.
In Rob Murphy’s absence, I stepped into the hot seat to host the club finals edition of the podcast in the company of Edwin McGreal of the Mayo News and RTÉ analyst and former Mayo star John Casey. Ed and I talk you through what turned out to be a lopsided Intermediate decider between Belmullet and Burrishoole, following which we hear the elated post-game reaction from Belmullet player Shane Nallen and manager Damien Mulligan.
For the night’s main event, John Casey and I describe how the tense and tight Senior final between Ballintubber and Breaffy played out. After Ballintubber had taken possession of the Moclair Cup I get post-match thoughts from Ballintubber captain Damian Coleman and from their leading marksman Cillian O’Connor.
Wrapping up the episode, disconsolate Breaffyman Ed McGreal and I are joined by Mike Finnerty of the Mayo News to reflect on where the two finals were won and lost. We also look ahead to what now faces Belmullet and Ballintubber as they prepare to embark on their respective provincial campaigns.
This latest episode of the Mayo News football podcast is now online and is available to listen to on iTunes and SoundCloud. You can also listen to it via SoundCloud (if prompted, choose the ‘Listen in browser’ option) on both the Mayo News website as well as here on the blog.
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