The club football Championships within the county reached their conclusion last weekend. While most of the focus, understandably, goes to Westport following their breakthrough first ever Moclair Cup success, it was a big weekend too for the footballers of Ballyhaunis, Islandeady and Achill, who captured the Intermediate, Junior A and Junior B titles respectively.
In this episode of the Mayo Football Podcast, host Rob Murphy is joined by Colm Boyle and Stephen Drake to review what was a jam-packed weekend of club action. The lads start with the Senior final, identifying how Westport won it, the lessons they learned from previous outings, their tactics on the day and their impressive defensive strength. The chat then turns to what went wrong for Ballina and why this eagerly anticipated final never really sparked.
Turning to the Intermediate decider, the lads discuss the winning performance provided by Ballyhaunis on Saturday, which enabled them to see off Kilmeena’s challenge and ensure their return to the Senior ranks. Islandeady’s winning performance against Cill Chomáin in the Junior A final, built on a well developed attacking plan, gets a mention, as does Achill’s victory over Moygownagh in the Junior B decider.
This episode of the Mayo Football Podcast is now online and is available to listen to on iTunes, SoundCloud, Podomatic and Spotify. You can also listen to it directly on the Mayo News website as well as here on the blog using the SoundCloud player below.
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