Senior final preview – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E45

This coming Saturday evening the destination of the Moclair Cup for the next twelve months is set to be decided. Defending champions Ballintubber, seeking to claim a remarkable fifth senior county club football title this decade, are set to face off under the MacHale Park lights against challengers Ballaghaderreen, who last tasted senior title success in 2012.

In this episode of the Mayo News football podcast we preview this eagerly awaited county final. Host Rob Murphy throws the ball in on this episode, in which he’s joined by Mayo News regulars Mike Finnerty, Ger Flanagan and Edwin McGreal as they run the rule over both finalists, assess their strengths and weaknesses and predict how the decider is likely to go.

We also test the mood in both camps as Ger gets pre-match thoughts from Ballintubber’s Diarmuid O’Connor and Andy Moran of Ballaghaderreen.

This latest episode of the podcast is now online and is available to listen to on iTunes, SoundCloud, Spotify and Podomatic. You can also listen to it directly 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. 

Stay tuned for a bonus podcast episode to come a bit later in which we go on location with Ballyhaunis and The Neale to preview Saturday evening’s Intermediate football final.  

17 thoughts on “Senior final preview – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E45

  1. Here in Galway,we have the unenviable task of trying to beat Corofin and stop them claiming 7 in a row county titles.. The last and only other team to achieve the 7 in a row……? Tuam Stars in the 50s.

  2. Tuamstar, red n white have won in Roscommon,and if the red n white win in Castlebar on Saturday….. it could be a sign!?

  3. Hopefully, but it will be a massive shock if we pull it off, here’s hoping. I believe for the sake of club football in Galway we need to beat them..

  4. Hogan Stand carried the story this evening that David Drake has announced his retirement from intercounty football after seven years in the Green and Red. I always thought he was a steady pair of hands, he just didn’t get enough game time. I suppose it wasn’t easy breaking into that defence unit we have. Thank you David Drake for all your service to Mayo football and good luck in the future.

  5. New podcast episodes are coming thick and fast at the minute! Hot on the heels of yesterday’s Senior final preview episode (featuring Diarmuid O’Connor and Andy Moran), the first of TWO special episodes previewing the Intermediate decider has just gone online. This one’s on location with The Neale, the Ballyhaunis one will follow later on today.

  6. @Willie Joe I have to say it again and this is probably the 100th time I have said it but fair play to you for this page. Not just the county senior team but your knowledge of the club game is top class. You would go a long way in the country never mind this county to find someone who puts in as much time and effort and as the knowledge of the game at all levels. Thanks again Willie Joe. Mayo 4 ever.

  7. @tuamstar .. Very best of luck v Corofin. I dont think it’s a foregone conclusion that Corofin will win ..Was chatting a buck from Corofin and they are extremely confident….Pubs in Sham town will be buzzing on the if they win .

  8. Thanks, Turfmanmayo, but on the club action it’s Mike and Ger at the Mayo News and Rob you need to thank for all that they’ve done on the podcast. I’m only trottin’ after them and I haven’t even been able, due to commitments up here, to get to any club matches this year. It’ll be the same again on Saturday evening, I’m afraid, but I’ll be tuning in to watch both games on Mayo GAA TV.

  9. A double header of the Kerry quarter final games on rte 2. Mayo final not being televised. Strange one.

  10. As I understand it, Dave, it’s been our choice to keep the rights to the games so that they’re all exclusively on Mayo GAA TV. €5 to get both finals streamed tomorrow evening is good value and as far as I know the service is proving popular and generating income.

    Tuam Star – best of luck in the final. Our U14 group from Vincents had a really enjoyable time playing their Tuam counterparts back in August and we got great hospitality from you while there, fair play to all involved. I hope you do it on Sunday.

  11. Thanks Willie Joe, didnt realise Vincent’s were your club, there is a great connection between both clubs over the last number of years and the fact that the Master Sean Purcell one of our legends has a grandson playing for Vincent’s.

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