The Greenway Café at Lough Lannagh Village in Castlebar, right beside where the planned Mayo GAA Centre of Excellence will be located, was the venue last night for a media event with the recently appointed Mayo manager James Horan. The Mayo News football podcast was there and an in-depth discussion with the new manager forms the centrepiece of this bonus episode of the podcast.
Host Rob Murphy and I sat down with James for a chat about his plans as he settles into a second term as Mayo manager. In a wide-ranging discussion, James spoke of his enthusiasm for getting back out on the training ground with the players, outlined how he intends to go about assessing and bringing through emerging new talent within the county and stressed the importance of establishing a winning mentality every time the team takes the field, starting with the county’s first competitive fixture of 2019 on home turf.
Rob and I also caught up with ex-Mayo News reporter and fellow Mayo man Shane McGrath of the Irish Daily Mail where we pondered on what the future might now hold for the county with James Horan once again back at the helm.
This bonus 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 and here on the blog.
The Mayo News football podcast is brought to you in association with the Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation. Support the Hospice’s ‘Buy a Brick’ campaign to help build a Hospice unit in Mayo – details here.