County finals weekend on the podcast – Mayo Football Podcast 2023 E26

In this episode of the Mayo Football Podcast, Rob Murphy and I review extracts from our coverage of the weekend’s county finals, which club members on Patreon have already got access to in our Final Whistle pods recorded after the Junior, Intermediate and Senior club finals at MacHale Park.  

The first clip comes from Cill Chomáin’s Eoghan McGrath who was a guest on our Junior final preview pod and who spoke about how tough it is to win the Junior Championship. We then hear an extract from our Final Whistle pod recorded after the Junior decider, in which the winning manager, Lahardane’s Eddie Conroy, gives his reaction to his side’s win over Shrule/Glencorrib.

Next we have audio from the Final Whistle show recorded after Kilmeena’s win over Ballinrobe in the Intermediate final. From that pod we have a snippet from Billy Fitzpatrick’s match analysis and we also hear from Kilmeena’s Jack Carney. 

The low scoring nature of the Senior decider became a national talking point on Sunday evening and the extracts we have from the Final Whistle pod recorded after Ballina’s Moclair Cup success focus on that aspect of the game. John Maughan provides his views on the standard of football witnessed in the Senior final while former Knockmore manager Eamonn Clarke chats with Rob about how negative tactics have become the norm in Gaelic football. By contrast, our final clip features Stephenites’ ‘keeper David Clarke, who provides his reaction to the club’s county final victory.     

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 here on the blog using the SoundCloud player below.

 All of the audio clips you hear from the contributors on this show featured in pods first released on Patreon, where our club members get access to loads of exclusive content and more besides.

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2 thoughts on “County finals weekend on the podcast – Mayo Football Podcast 2023 E26

  1. Potentially good players are being caught up in ‘ obsession with possession ‘ defensive systems that will inevitably blunt the real skills of the game. They are becoming experts at passing the ball by hand or foot, laterally or backwards, to an unmarked colleague 10m away. Club football throughout the country is dogged with this stuff. Lads train their socks off only to be sucked into this nonsense on game day.

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