Over the weekend, the Mayo club football season reached its crescendo, with compelling finals played out in the Junior, Intermediate and Senior Championships. The Mayo News football podcast was there, as it’s been all summer, to catch the action, get the post-match reaction and analyse how the games were won and lost.
In this first episode of two club final editions of the podcast we concentrate on the Intermediate and Junior deciders, which were played out at MacHale Park on Saturday night. Hosts Rob Murphy and Mike Finnerty, sports editor of the Mayo News, take you through the Intermediate final coverage, starting with snippets from the victory speech made by Ger Flanagan, Balla co-captain and podcast regular, following which we hear from the victorious Balla manager, Ger Butler.
After that Mike is joined by Balla native Colin Sheridan and Edwin McGreal of the Mayo News to look back on Balla’s win over Kiltimagh. Ger Flanagan joins in the chat too, giving his own perspective as a protagonist out on the pitch as the battle raged for possession of the Sweeney Cup.
The discussion takes in the Junior final too, in which Kilmaine pipped Kilmeena by a single point. We also hear from Kilmaine’s Brian Maloney and David O’Loughlin, with whom Mike caught up after that game had ended, with Kilmaine at last crowned the JFC champions.
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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