We’re in an All-Ireland semi-final tomorrow so that means a bonus episode of the podcast is in order. And where better than Bowe’s pub on Fleet Street in the centre of Dublin to base ourselves for this extra episode? Sure, we’re still here now.
In this bonus preview episode of the podcast, Rob and I are joined in Bowe’s by former Mayo player Enda Varley and Ciaran Murphy of Second Captains. We talk about what an occasion tomorrow is likely to be, we discuss how well we’re set to take on Dublin, we consider the impact that Dublin’s drive for five may have and we look at likely match-ups at Croke Park tomorrow.
Bookending this free-ranging discussion in the pub there’s Seán Rice who looks back on a number of great Mayo victories at Croke Park and what it was like to be there to witness them.
We end the podcast back outside Bowe’s in the company of three good friends of the podcast and the blog. Tom McLoughlin, Darragh Berry and Fergal De Búrca all join Rob and me for a quick chat about our shared obsession in following Mayo and to give their predictions on how they think the game tomorrow will go.
Hannah Gallagher sings us in to underscore Seán’s trip down memory lane with her spine-tingling rendition of The Green and Red of Mayo which she performed at the live All-Ireland final preview event over at the Oxford Arms in London in 2017.
This special bonus episode of the podcast is now online and is available to listen to on iTunes, SoundCloud, Spotify and Podomatic. It’s also available 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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