As the county prepares for another year of football action, it’s in the knowledge that the team will take the field without a number of players who have served Mayo with distinction in recent times. One of these is the 2017 All-Star defender Chris Barrett and in this episode of the Mayo News football podcast Chris sits down for an in-depth chat with fellow Belmullet man Billy Joe Padden.
In a wide-ranging interview, Chris speaks candidly with Billy Joe about a number of issues that have touched on his playing career with Mayo, including the decision he took in January to retire from inter-county football. He provides a fascinating insight into the mindset and culture within the Mayo dressing-room and he also gives his thoughts on why the all-conquering Dublin team have proven so hard to beat. He also looks back on growing up in Belmellet, reflecting on the journey he took to become a football All-Star and one of the county’s finest defenders of this generation.
This 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.
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