Galway review – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E8

Memories of the bright start Mayo made to this year’s League campaign are starting to fade quickly, with those three opening wins now followed by back-to-back Division One defeats. This latest reversal, at home to Galway, continues what is now a long run of defeats to the neighbours and, for James Horan, it marks a first ever loss to them in a competitive fixture in his role as Mayo manager.

In this latest episode of the Mayo News football podcast we take you through the action from Saturday night at MacHale Park. Co-hosts Rob Murphy and I are joined shortly after the final whistle by Mayo News duo Edwin McGreal and Ger Flanagan to chat about how this game was won and lost.

Then we sample some of the in-match atmosphere with Rob and I before we hear post-match reaction from James Horan. Rob also checks in with ex-Galway player Barry Cullinane of Galway Bay FM to discuss how his county are positioned following their latest win over the Green and Red.

This latest episode of the Mayo News football podcast is now online and is available to listen to on iTunes and SoundCloud. 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.

3 thoughts on “Galway review – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E8

  1. I was as annoyed as anyone Saturday night after we managed to lose to Galway again, but after watching the match back I am less concerned. We only needed slightly better composure to reverse this result and also we have more room and pedigree to improve for Championship. Roscommon are a more fluid team and more attack minded than Galway, we tend to prefer teams who play this way. James Horan will bring us to a level again it just remains to be seen if it will be sooner rather than later, he is a far better coach than Kevin Walsh imo that is a fact. Paddy Tally was teaching Walsh negative football and he liked it, ultimately it will not bring success. An all round game where you can change tactics
    and adapt to situations and teams is the way forward and JH is aware of this so patience is required. Mattie Ruane has really impressed me, he has pace and plays positive which is refreshing for a midfielder in the modern game, lots of talent in the squad just needs to be gelled in the right way. Conor Loftus, Fergal Boland, Brian Reape, James Carr etc can be players that are going to be big players for us. Shane walsh has been inconsistent for years and is not liked by many Galway fans, it has taken time for him to be a top player we need to bare this in mind when judging Newbies.

  2. Well said Michael. Take it easy on the players. Look what they have given through the years. Lee Keegan still recovering from his ops and maybe never to the level we love him for. But he’s back and prepared to put his body on the line for Mayo. I respect and appreciate these men and all they have given. I do expect as Michael said to see improvement this year and sure I’m always hoping for the surprise factor. Mayo is my team and I am a believer. Go deo!

  3. I agree with you both. Saving this podcast for Wednesday’s drive to work. Most enjoyable commute of the week! Even if on the back of a defeat.

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