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The final countdown V – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E48

‘The Final Countdown’ series is almost complete on the Mayo News football podcast ahead of Saturday’s All-Ireland final between Mayo and Dublin. Almost but not quite! Kevin McStay’s wonderfully evocative column in the Irish Times earlier in the week really hit a chord with Mayo supporters and in this episode we’re delighted to welcome Kevin back onto the podcast for […]

It’s as if we’re all in America for this one

It’s been said countless time already but this truly is a year like no other. For Mayo supporters, this Championship campaign has certainly been a unique one. While the players have had to cope with all the Covid protocols and the odd experience of contesting high-octane knockout matches behind closed doors, at least they’re directly involved. They get to be […]

The final countdown IV – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E47

There are just three days to go now until Mayo lock horns with five-in-a-row champions Dublin in this year’s Covid-era All-Ireland final. Despite the unprecedented backdrop to Saturday’s decider, with the game set to be played behind closed doors at Croke Park, the pre-match excitement continues to mount. That’s also the case on the Mayo News football podcast where ‘The Final Countdown’ series […]

Final build-up continues

The Christmas tree is finally up here in our house and there are only four days to go to the All-Ireland final. And as the days count down, the build-up continues. In a very different way, of course, but that’s no surprise, given the times that we’re living through. The coverage in the lead-in to the game is starting to […]

Supporters’ input needed for the podcast

Christmas or no Christmas it’s foot to the boards this week on the Mayo News football podcast. Our first episode of the week went online last night and we have three more to come – tomorrow, Thursday and Friday – ahead of Saturday’s big match. For the Friday episode we’re looking to gather some audio input from Mayo supporters. We […]

The final countdown III – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E46

The Final Countdown to Saturday’s All-Ireland decider is now on in earnest and as the build-up continues we’ve got another Mayo News football podcast episode for you to enjoy. Rob Murphy and I introduce this episode and our two special guests bring you two very different perspectives ahead of Saturday’s final. First we hear from Sheila O’Shea, mother of Mayo captain Aidan, […]

The final countdown II – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E45

As the lead-in to this year’s novel Christmas All-Ireland final gathers pace, ‘The Final Countdown’ series on the Mayo News football podcast continues too. Fans won’t be able to be attend this Covid-era decider but that doesn’t mean that supporter interest is any lower for this final than it has been in other years that Mayo have been involved. In […]

Thursday round-up

The days are ticking down rapidly ahead of Saturday week’s All-Ireland final. Very rapidly, in fact, because it’s already Thursday and so there are only nine days to go to the big day. I meant to do this round-up before now but I didn’t get to it, with the net result that it’s now a longer list of things. Ready […]

The final countdown – Mayo News football 2020 E44

The man in the red suit is already planning his annual global itinerary but ahead of his arrival down the chimney Mayo supporters all over the world are gearing up for the county’s involvement in a novel Christmas All-Ireland final. Once again it’s mighty Dublin who stand in Mayo’s way in the battle for Sam but, for Mayo’s fans, another […]