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.
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