Mayo supporters become accustomed in recent years to enduring tough National League campaigns, where wins invariably prove to be hard-fought ones. James Horan has only two competitive matches under his belt back since taking up the reins once again as manager, however, but already he has brought his Mayo team close to Division One safety. Yesterday’s nine-point win over Tyrone up at Healy Park in Omagh was an impressive one and the Mayo News football podcast was there to capture the action.
Co-hosts Rob Murphy and I open this latest podcast episode by reflecting back on what was a very satisfactory day from a Mayo perspective. Then, just after the final whistled had sounded in Omagh, I got the thoughts of Mayo News columnist Seán Rice. Rob checks in with Billy Joe Padden to see what he thought of James Horan’s melding of young and old and where he reckoned this game was won.
Then the focus switches to the Mayo News HQ in Westport where Mike Finnerty and Edwin McGreal widen the lens and look ahead to how Mayo might approach the forthcoming challenges starting with next Saturday evening’s clash with Cavan. We end the episode back at Healy Park where I chat with my Irish American cousin Daniel Fitzmaurice about seeing a Mayo match in the flesh for the first time.
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 on the Mayo News website as well as here on the blog using the SoundCloud player below or the one on the panel on the right-hand side. Enjoy!