It’s been another hectic weekend of club Championship action, at the conclusion of which we’re down to the finalists at Senior, Intermediate and Junior levels. In this latest edition of the Mayo News football podcast, we’ve got an array of voices talking about all of the weekend’s action and more besides. Host Rob Murphy is back in the saddle for this bumper episode, where, together with Mayo News sports editor Mike Finnerty, they look back on all the MacHale Park action from the weekend.
For the matches on Saturday evening, Mike is joined by his Mayo News colleague Ger Flanagan to review Breaffy’s win over Westport and Kiltimagh’s surprise victory over Hollymount/Carramore. Mike is then joined by Martin Carney for some analysis of Breaffy’s win. Ger, meanwhile, catches up pitchside with Breaffy ‘keeper Robbie Hennelly, while Mike gets a post-match word with Kiltimagh’s full-back Donovan Cosgrove.
The focus then switches to Sunday where Rob and Mike take you through the Balla/Ballinrobe IFC semi-final from their vantage point up in the near-empty stand at MacHale Park. As well as a podcast regular, Ger Flanagan is of course also co-captain of Balla and post-match he didn’t need any prompting to seek out the two disconsolate Ballinrobe men to give his thoughts on his team’s comeback win over them.
Then it’s onto the Senior semi-final between Knockmore and Ballina Stephenites, for which Rob is joined by Edwin McGreal of the Mayo News to describe how this one was won and lost. Key to the winning was the peerless Kevin McLoughlin and we hear from the Knockmore man after the game.
Colm Keys of the Irish Independent was at MacHale Park for yesterday’s big match and he joins the lads to give his reaction to Knockmore’s win, as well as providing some thoughts on how he sees this year’s winter inter-county Championship will take place.
Finally, on a weekend where the Mayo GAA TV service suffered some technical difficulties we have a piece on that, in which we hear from Mayo GAA PRO Paul Cunnane, while Rob, Ed and Mike chat through the issue in more detail.
This latest episode of the Mayo News football 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.
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