Mayo News football podcast 2018 – Christmas special

Chestnuts roasting by an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose, Yuletide carols being sung by a choir … and the Mayo News football podcast playing on your iPhone.

Co-hosts Rob Murphy and I get this end of year review episode of the podcast moving, by looking back on the year that’s ending and turning our thoughts towards 2019. Then we hear from Andy Moran, who provides his take on the experimental rules that are set to be road-tested next month in the upcoming pre-season competitions.

Next up it’s special guest Ciaran McDonald who chats with Rob about the ‘Mayo Way’ coaching initiative and his involvement with the U14 county development panel.

Back at Mayo News HQ Mike Finnerty and Edwin McGreal provide their thoughts on the year’s football, while their Mayo News colleague Ger Flanagan trades club championship war stories with Ballintubber and ex-Mayo star Alan Dillon ahead of the Club Stars awards on 12th January.

This end of year 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 on the Mayo News website as well as here on the blog clicking the SoundCloud player below or the one on the panel on the right-hand side.

Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year to all our listeners from everyone on the podcast.

4 thoughts on “Mayo News football podcast 2018 – Christmas special

  1. Well done all on a great podcast. Enjoyable interviews with Andy Moran, Alan Dillon and the mighty Ciaran Mac. Its got to be good having a character such as Ciaran Macdonald working with the younger players. There’s a serious depth of experience on this Mayo panel at the moment. Add some young talent and lets see where 2019 takes us.
    Best wishes for the season to our host WJ and to all who contribute. It wont be long now.

  2. At age 70 one shouldn’t be wishing for the days to pass quickly. They mostly seem to manage that anyway but when you are a Mayo supporter waiting for the new season it’s a bit more complicated. Anyway here’s to Jan 6th and our first outing in Carrick on Shannon, not so far away now.
    Meantime a happy and peaceful Christmas to you Willie Joe and long may you reign at the head of MayoGaaBlog. What would we do without you, now that we have gotten used to your blog? Happy Christmas to all other blog followers too. As for 2019 need I say what we wish for? Sam, glorious Sam.

  3. Have to say I am so upbeat about Mayo football just after listening to this podcast, think we are in a great place.Listening to King Mac himself , (Ciaran McDonald) hearing about the Mayo way and the Lough Lannagh centre of excellence to be constructed within the next 2 years we are finally on the way to catching up with the likes of the Dublins, Kerry,Tyrones and Galway.
    Schools football is vital in my opinion and I think we should have a model like the Leinster Colleges in Rugby were they are trained nearly like professsional.athletes, The Colmans, Gearlds, Muredachs, Rice Colleges schools?
    We depend so much on them for Mayo Senior Inter County places.

  4. Great stuff, brilliant to hear Ciaran Mc Donald. Happy Christmas to you WJ and all the family.
    Season tickets arrived and ready to go again.

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