Club action is centre-stage right now for Mayo football fans and the weekend just gone saw the conclusion of the group stages in both the Senior and Intermediate football championships. The Mayo News football podcast was all over the weekend’s action and in this episode we take you through the highlights and look ahead to the knockout stages.
Host Rob Murphy and Mayo News sports editor Mike Finnerty set the scene for a packed weekend’s action. In doing so, they also introduce an exciting new association between the podcast and the Mayo Roscommon Hospice, with whom we share a strong community-based focus.
Rob then joins me at Gilmartin Park in Kiltimagh on Sunday where we watch the match between Bohola Moy Davitts and Charlestown. We also check in with Mike for a half-time update from the Garrymore/Knockmore clash and after the game Rob has a chat with friend of the podcast and proud Moy Davitts supporter Tom Maloney.
The action then switches to MacHale Park the previous evening where Mike and I do our best to get enthused about an extremely one-sided encounter between Ballintubber and Kiltane. Following this, Mike gives an overview of the weekend’s matches with Mayo News colleague Ger Flanagan.
The focus shifts after that to the Intermediate championship where our feature game is the meeting at MacHale Park on Saturday between The Neale and Ardnaree. I watch this one with Pat Casey of The Neale and Pat was a happy man as he saw the well-drilled South Mayo side cruise to victory and into the IFC quarter-finals.
Rob and Mike wrap up this bumper episode with news of the SFC and IFC quarter-final and relegation draws. They also turn the focus onto next weekend’s Junior football semi-finals, the action from which will get plenty of coverage in next week’s podcast.
This latest edition of the Mayo News podcast is now online and is available to listen to on iTunes and SoundCloud. You can also listen to it on the Mayo News website or here on the blog, using the SoundCloud player below or the one on the panel on the right-hand side.
The Mayo News football podcast club series is brought to you in association with the Mayo Roscommon Hospice. Support the Hospice’s Buy a Brick campaign to help build a Hospice Unit in Mayo – details here.