Club finals podcast plans

This is just a quick heads-up to give you advance notice of what to expect from us on the Mayo News football podcast around the county finals, which are set to take place next weekend. In the lead-up to then, we’ll have three different podcast episodes for you to listen to.

The first one will be online on Tuesday. Rob Murphy will host this one in which he’ll be joined by Belmullet’s Billy Joe Padden and Kevin O’Neill of Knockmore for plenty of chat about club clashes these two Mayo teammates were involved in down the years.

Then on Wednesday two separate preview episodes will land. Mike Finnerty will be the chair for both of these, with separate episodes focusing on the Intermediate/Junior deciders and the Senior final.

We’ll also have more podcast chat after the finals have been contested, with plenty of post-match reaction and analysis on where the deciders were won and lost.

The Mayo News football podcast’s club Championship coverage is proudly sponsored by Crean Ceramic City.

16 thoughts on “Club finals podcast plans

  1. Interesting tweet from Mayo GAA listing the players that took part in the combine this weekend. Personally I think it’s a great idea and hopefully they can use it to identify some new blood for the squad.

  2. Padraig O’Hora will be on Claire Byrne show later talking about his job as a care worker and his involvement in the Ballina sensory garden. He surely is a fantastic role model.

  3. Credit to Mayo GAA for releasing some details on the combine at the weekend. Sounds like a really good strategy, taking place in the perfect venue. Some interesting names on the list of players that took part. Hopefully we will see some will progress to join the senior squad for the year ahead.

  4. Also credit to Mayo GAA for allowing tg4 show the county final live next Sunday. As a result anyone unable to attend will not gave to pay a fee to watch it.
    Tyrone gaa refused rte permission to show their county final live – instead charged supporters around €18 to watch the game online.
    Kerry county board a few years ago refused permission to tg4 to show their county final live as it would take away from the attendance on the day and cost them money. At the time they didnt even provide the option of showing the game online.

  5. Re TG4 showing the county final I welcome it.. But concidering that Castlebar is out of bounds until May at the very earliest.. comparison with Tyrone and in service Healy Park or Kerry and in service Fitzgerald Stadium, and TG4 not showing their County Finals.. Ballina could be chocka block full regardless of terristal TV coverage, with Belmullet and Knockmore fans and indeed interested neutrals.. Please wear masks folks attending, and follow public health protocols, the situation is very concerning at the moment.. In fairness to TG4 they have given great service to Mayo GAA fans down the years. Long may it continue!

  6. Leantimes – if the game wasn’t on tg4 next Sunday a lot more supporters who want to see the game would pay to watch the game on Mayo gaa tv – so the decision to allow tg4 show the game is going to cost Mayo gaa money.
    Agree with you – tg4 provide a great service.

  7. You’re probably not wrong there Southmayo Exile but I’m sure the Mayo County Board are getting paid by TG4 to show the game.
    What they get paid direct into their hand is likely going to be similar to the margin they would make from streaming the game once all involved there are paid for their services, so it’s probably much of a muchness – plus the sponsors will be happier knowing their audience is fully national rather than the vast majority being Mayo only as it would be on MayoGAATV.
    I’d say the difference is marginal when you add it all up in the end.

  8. TG4 have rights to show whichever club game they choose so it’s not a case of Mayo GAA allowing anything.

  9. That’s not the case Viper. Tyrone and Kerry have blocked TG4 showing their club games in the past to increase attendance and paid streaming numbers.

  10. @Wide Ball, TG4 have an agreement in place with the GAA regarding club games. Clearly TG4 can’t forcibly enter grounds but however the agreement is still there and it’s up to TG4 to make an issue of refusal if they wish to do so.

    TG4 have rights to:

    Live and deferred coverage of the Allianz Leagues each Sunday including the Finals, County Hurling & Football Finals, AIB Club Championships, Sigerson Cup, Fitzgibbon Cup, Bord Gais Energy U21 Hurling Championships, EirGrid U21 Football Championships and the Electric Ireland Minor Championships.

  11. The point is if Mayo GAA didn’t want the final on free to air TV it wouldn’t be. Similar to the Tyrone final last weekend.

  12. I think that’s why Mayo county final was scheduled for Saturday evening in recent years, TG4 only show Sunday afternoon games, so the only way to watch the games other than attending was mayogaatv

  13. @Wide Ball, of course you can refuse but at the same time if an agreement is in place already then I think it should be honoured and that’s all that’s happening here regardless of what Tyrone done.

    There is the money aspect but the reality is that the majority of people want to hear the commentary in English and not in Irish.

    There’s a mention of the agreement in the link below.

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