For the past two weeks we’ve been running ‘The Final Countdown’ series on the Mayo News football podcast and now, less than 24 hours out from throw-in in the All-Ireland final at Croke Park, the series reaches its conclusion with this final episode.
Mindful of the fact that Mayo supporters everywhere are all confined to barracks this year, in this podcast episode we bring you an array of voices, a taste of the action from this year’s campaign and a musical finale to set you up properly for tomorrow evening.
Rob Murphy and I host the show and after some initial chat from us we head off on a quick tour of this year’s Championship, sampling the action from the games against Leitrim, Roscommon, Galway and Tipperary. We then hear from the first of our two groups of messages from Mayo supporters.
Next we move on to hear from our regular podcast guests who provide us with their final thoughts ahead of throw-in. Colin Sheridan, Daniel Carey, Billy Joe Padden, Ger Flanagan and Mike Finnerty all share their pre-match opinions with us, after which we have audio essays from Edwin McGreal and Ciaran O’Hara.
Then it’s back to the Mayo fans for another flurry of contributions before we finish, going back in time to the Oxford Arms in London ahead of the 2017 final, for a wonderful rendition of ‘The Green and Red of Mayo’.
This latest episode of the Mayo News football podcast is now online and is available to listen to on iTunes, SoundCloud, Podomatic and Spotify. 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.
Our main music as always is from The Walls but for this episode thanks too to Gary O’Malley, whose song ‘Horan’s Men’ appears on the fans’ segment.
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