The gradual reopening of the country in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic moved a step forward on Monday, with an easing of a number of restrictions that were in place since March. As the country starts to get moving again the GAA is also in the midst of planning its return to play, with the focus initially on club action followed later in the autumn by a resumption of inter-county activity.
In this episode of the Mayo News football podcast, we concentrate on the return of on-field action in the GAA and what it’s likely to mean in practice. Host Mike Finnerty is joined in the Mayo News offices by colleagues Edwin McGreal and Ger Flanagan to discuss the GAA’s return to play roadmap. They also pore over the results of a detailed player survey published in this week’s Mayo News, which contains a number of interesting insights on how players feel about taking the field once again in these uncertain times.
The lads go on to chat about what the next number of months could look like for the GAA, both locally and nationally, with Billy Joe Padden also joining the discussion to give his thoughts on what the immediate future holds for the playing of Gaelic games in the shadow of the pandemic. Mike, Edwin and Ger then round off this episode with some brief reflections on the paper’s recently concluded and much-acclaimed Top 100 Mayo club footballers series.
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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