We’re now just days away from the Connacht Championship meeting between Mayo and Galway and in this episode of the Mayo News Football Podcast we preview the big game on Sunday at MacHale Park. Joining Rob Murphy in looking ahead to the match are ex-Mayo player and RTÉ analyst Kevin McStay and ex-Galway player and Galway Bay FM analyst Barry Cullinane.
After the lads start off with some memories from previous encounters between these two great rivals, the focus turns squarely towards Sunday’s contest. The importance of this match from the perspectives of both managers is discussed and the key match-ups for Sunday are considered.
The lads then look at the players who could have a major impact on the game and as they do they touch on Aidan O’Shea’s positioning, Kevin McLoughlin’s form, Shane Walsh’s battle with Padraig O’Hora last summer and why we might see a different match-up at MacHale Park, how Mayo might best deal with Paul Conroy and how Galway might handle Ryan O’Donoghue.
This episode of the Mayo News 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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