As club members will know, we’ve been going pedal to the metal on the podcast since the National League began back in January. With a Division One final against Kerry at Croke Park on Sunday to look forward to, we’re not going to be easing up over the coming week either and, with the Championship now just around the corner, we’re already gearing up for that too.
For those of you who may be wondering about what all the fuss is on the podcast this year, I think it’s worth providing a small taster from the podcast content we produced leading up to and subsequent to the Kildare game. These snippets provide a good insight to the range of content we’re putting online at the moment.
On our Tyrone review episode, recorded in rather Baltic weather up at Healy Park after Mayo’s loss to the All-Ireland champions, Billy Joe Padden was asked for his thoughts on our possible team selection for the Kildare game. Here’s what he had to say about that:
On our midweek show – which was available to everyone but an extended version went up on Patreon the day before it went on wider release – Colin Sheridan mused about Mayo’s attempts to find a settled team and spoke of his desire to see Jack Carney being allowed to express his considerable talents to the full:
Conor Mortimer was Mike’s special guest on the ‘Here Comes the Weekend’ show. Now based in Kildare, the one-time highest scorer for Mayo was well placed to give an assessment of how he felt Sunday’s game would go. Here’s what he had to say about that:
In what was a wide-ranging interview, Conor was also happy to chew the fat on other issues. What he had to say about the circumstances surrounding his departure from the Mayo panel ten years ago was of particular interest:
Fast forward to yesterday where, with the win secured and our place in the final nailed down, in our Kildare review pod (which went online this evening) we were able to reflect on a productive day in the sun at Carrick-on-Shannon. Special guest Colm Boyle looked back on Mayo’s form in this year’s League campaign and here’s what he had to say:
Colm was also adamant that Sunday’s League final is exactly the kind of test this Mayo team needs and a great opportunity for James Horan’s team to pit their wills against the best. Here’s what Colm said on that:
Those are only a few brief extracts from the podcast content we’ve provided to our club members over the past week. We’ve also got an extremely active chat platform going on Discord, which many members found very useful once again yesterday as – with the match not being shown live on TV – Mike kept club members who weren’t there up to date by live blogging the action as it was happening at Páirc Seán.
All this and more is available for roughly the equivalent of the price of a pint a month and the terrific value club members have been getting is set to continue over the coming months too. If you’re interested in joining the club, you can do so here.