The draw for Round 1 of the qualifiers has been made and in it we’ve been paired with Limerick. We’ve only met the Shannonsiders once before in the championship, also in the qualifiers back in 2002 when we prevailed with just a point to spare, but the Gaelic Grounds is a venue Mayo supporters now know well. With the M17 open from Tuam, it’s also a location that’ll be easy for the large travelling fanbase to reach on Saturday week.
In this latest edition of the Mayo News football podcast we look at the qualifier draw and what it means for us. Host Rob Murphy and I get the show going by looking ahead to another summer on the road, following which Oisín Langan gets Stephen Rochford’s reaction to the qualifier draw.
Mayo News columnist Billy Joe Padden provides his thoughts on taking on Limerick and he also casts his mind back to the Galway defeat and what we can learn from that setback. Meanwhile, back at Mayo News HQ in Westport, the roundtable discussion featuring regulars Mike Finnerty, Edwin McGreal and Ger Flanagan involves a detailed dissection of this first backdoor test facing the county in this year’s championship.
This latest episode of the podcast is online now and is available to listen to on iTunes and SoundCloud. Alternatively, you can listen to it directly on the Mayo News website or here on the blog, using the player below or the one on the right.
The Mayo News football podcast is proudly sponsored this summer by the Oxford Arms in Camden Town, London.