Football, interrupted IV – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E14

With the May Day Bank Holiday now behind us, we should all be gearing up for the start of another summer of Championship action. The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, however, means that this isn’t going to happen any time soon, if at all, this year. Despite this, there’s still plenty of football-related talk to be had and we’ve got loads of it in this latest episode of the Mayo News football podcast.

Rob Murphy and Mike Finnerty host the episode, with Mike giving an overview of the new series launched this week in the Mayo News listing the 100 best club footballers in the county at the present time. 

Next, Rob checks in with Billy Joe Padden to hear how he’s been getting on of late. Then, in a discussion that features both football and what it’s like to be working on the frontline to combat the coronavirus, Rob chats with Ciara McManamon, the Mayo LGFA player who is also a nurse at University Hospital in Galway.

Our voices from around the world feature Alan Burke in Perth, Tony McTigue in New York and Colin Sheridan in Beirut who provide updates on life during the pandemic from their respective locations.  

Our special guest on this episode, Tom Brett, also lives overseas. Rob caught up with the Charlestown native from his Freemantle base in Australia to discuss the ‘We are Mayo’ book he has co-authored with Mayo News columnist Sean Rice, which is now available online from Castle Books in Castlebar – details here

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 now 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. 

6 thoughts on “Football, interrupted IV – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E14

  1. Rest in peace Fr. JJ, He was strong and fearless and a quick burst of speed. He was a natural goal scorer, a great talent and a fine person. I had the pleasure of being on a few underage teams with him, including the 67 u-21 team that won the all Ireland. He was a star on that team and most people thought a huge loss for the replay when Maynooth would not allow him to participate and then Willie McGhee stepped up and scored 4 goals

  2. Only saw Fr. JJ cribben play in Jarlaths when he toggled out for practise against the senior team. He was Dean at the time. Many students used the opportunity in the game to even the score. It was hard and often late. The memories from that boarding school in the 1970′ are not good at all.

  3. Interesting article on Leitrim 1994 on RTE. One stand out line though for me reads

    “Since 1994 Leitrim have faced Mayo only 3 times in the Connaught championship”

    “Since 1994 Leitrim have faced Roscommon a whopping 18 times in Connaught”

    Can that be true? Talk about the luck of the draw etc.

  4. @Carrot face + watery eyes.., Yes, that’s true, 1997, 2006 and 2012. We were due to play them tomorrow in Carrick on Shannon for the first time in 14 years! You’d think in a competition with just 7 teams that we’d have met them more often. They must be sick of the site of the primrose jersey.

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