Club semi-finals review – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E23

It’s been another hectic weekend of club Championship action, at the conclusion of which we’re down to the finalists at Senior, Intermediate and Junior levels. In this latest edition of the Mayo News football podcast, we’ve got an array of voices talking about all of the weekend’s action and more besides. Host Rob Murphy is back in the saddle for this bumper episode, where, together with Mayo News sports editor Mike Finnerty, they look back on all the MacHale Park action from the weekend. 

For the matches on Saturday evening, Mike is joined by his Mayo News colleague Ger Flanagan to review Breaffy’s win over Westport and Kiltimagh’s surprise victory over Hollymount/Carramore. Mike is then joined by Martin Carney for some analysis of Breaffy’s win. Ger, meanwhile, catches up pitchside with Breaffy ‘keeper Robbie Hennelly, while Mike gets a post-match word with Kiltimagh’s full-back Donovan Cosgrove.

The focus then switches to Sunday where Rob and Mike take you through the Balla/Ballinrobe IFC semi-final from their vantage point up in the near-empty stand at MacHale Park. As well as a podcast regular, Ger Flanagan is of course also co-captain of Balla and post-match he didn’t need any prompting to seek out the two disconsolate Ballinrobe men to give his thoughts on his team’s comeback win over them.

Then it’s onto the Senior semi-final between Knockmore and Ballina Stephenites, for which Rob is joined by Edwin McGreal of the Mayo News to describe how this one was won and lost. Key to the winning was the peerless Kevin McLoughlin and we hear from the Knockmore man after the game.

Colm Keys of the Irish Independent was at MacHale Park for yesterday’s big match and he joins the lads to give his reaction to Knockmore’s win, as well as providing some thoughts on how he sees this year’s winter inter-county Championship will take place.

Finally, on a weekend where the Mayo GAA TV service suffered some technical difficulties we have a piece on that, in which we hear from Mayo GAA PRO Paul Cunnane, while Rob, Ed and Mike chat through the issue in more detail.

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.

The Mayo News football podcast has its own Twitter presence, @MayoPodcast, so if you’re a Twitter user you should follow us there to make sure you get the latest podcast-related updates, including new episodes. 

20 thoughts on “Club semi-finals review – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E23

  1. I am reading on facebook that Dowd Media have now issued a statement that for reasons they do not fully understand they were advised that MayoGAA TV did not require their services for the senior club semi finals and they engaged another provider. Sad reading that they have been treated like this.

  2. Just watched back the Knockmore Ballina game there.Cant see Knockmore been beaten in the final to be honest , there water tight back in there defence and there forward play is a joy to watch and Breaffy struggle for scores from play as it is. They would give Corofin a very good challenge if they met in Connacht I am certain.They have several players that could be called up to the County, Colm Reape, David McHale, Alan Stadler, Kieran King, Darren McHale, Peter Naughton and Aidan Orme.

  3. Has Evan Regan done enough to earn a recall to the county panel? He has bulked up A lot and looks stronger and has been in great form though Knockmore put the shackles on him. I feel young Naughton from Knockmore will get a call up

  4. Just got a €15 refund from the 4 match the weekend. Didn’t expect that.. did others get refunds!

  5. Breaffy have much more physicality than any team Knockmore have faced so far. Westport were also well organised and weren’t able for Breaffys power although wet conditions were a major problem for Westports game tactics and players.

  6. Agree jp Breaffy are a big physical outfit with forwards that can score. Big challenge for Knockmore to break them down

  7. Yes Toe to Hand got email promising €15 refund too. Can’t complain yes the Breaffy v Westport game went but I saw it on Breaffy GAA Facebook

  8. I got email to say I am getting €15 back too. Full refund for all 4 games. They all worked perfectly except second half of Westport Breaffy, so was not expecting to get money back.

  9. Considering I only got €40 back from my Croake Park season ticket it was more than I expected from MayoGaaTV. Like others the coverage I got aside from the second half of Breaffy Westport match was decent enough. The alternative’s to what is available right now for seeing a game is pretty stark so you roll with what’s out there. Anyway thought it was a nice gesture and it will bring me back to hopefully watching more league games been streamed live by MayoGaaTV in the future.

  10. Did people who are getting refund contact Mayo GAA themselves about refund? I haven’t received an email nor a refund.

  11. MayoGaa sent an email that the €15 would be refunded within the next 10 days. Yeah it was out of the blue. I didn’t contact them!

  12. Very nice touch by Mayo GAA, did not expect to get full refund as only Saturday was the problem. Think Knockmore looked very impressive and think they will win it out. Again thanks Mayo GAA, will tune in again.

  13. Backdoorsam, I dont think regan has shown enough. Imo he’s had a lot of chances. Yes unlucky with injuries but IMO decision making not great at intercounty level and really struggles to beat his man. Never really owned a game, whereas you look at D Coen last season. Better at winning the ball. Better in possession/decision making. Better at scoring. Just needs a bit more fitness if he wants to be able to perform against the very top teams.

    I haven’t seen enough of Naughton. How old is he?

    Anyone know what kind of summer James Carr had??? That boy has talent. Just needs to show it more consistently but it’s there.

  14. @Mayonaze, I don’t see Darren Coen getting any fitter. Had a full years prep, looks maybe a bit sharper. He’s 28 now.
    Peter Naughton is 23.
    James Carr I believe had one injury.

  15. Anyone think there’s a chance of people making it to the county final? There would be a lot of neutrals hoping to get to it aswell, but the 2 clubs come first I suppose.

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