It’s not just possession of the Moclair Cup that’s up for grabs this weekend, as battle is set to be joined for the right to hold the Sweeney and McDonnell Cups as well. The destination of the latter two trophies is what we concentrate on in this episode of the Mayo Football Podcast, as we preview this weekend’s Intermediate and Junior title deciders.
Rob Murphy hosts the show and he’s joined by podcast regular Edwin McGreal and by Anthony Jordan of Moy Davitts. The lads set the scene for the weekend before focusing in depth on both title deciders. Having come up against both Ballyhaunis and Kilmeena in this year’s Intermediate Championship with Moy Davitts, Anthony has some interesting insights into both finalists. The discussion considers the merits of the two contenders for the title and there’s a split verdict when it comes to predicting the winners.
The chat then turns to the Junior final between Cill Chomáin and Islandeady. The lads agree that these two clubs are worthy finalists and they note that, like last year’s JFC champions Kilmeena, both could well prosper playing at a higher level. Only one of them will get the chance to do so, however, and the lads provide their predictions on which of them they think this will be.
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4 thoughts on “Intermediate and Junior finals preview – Mayo Football Podcast 2022 E46”
That first half of the Islandeady/Cill Chomain junior final has been a really entertaining watch. No blanket, no niggly fouling, moving the ball fast and lots of kicking. Islandeady shading it at halftime but this could go either way. Must give a mention to referee John Finn who has been virtually invisible so far and letting the game flow.
@Joe.G: Fully agree, Islandeady should be a bit further ahead, given that they’ve been on top round the centre. Also thought that the Intermediate final yesterday was very entertaining, with Ballyhaunis just making use of their extra experience to pull away in the final quarter. Kilmeena definitely have a great chance of winning the IFC next year and probably will rue a few of the goal chances that went begging yesterday.
Must also say I enjoy the Mayo GAA tv streaming, which is a great service IMO. I am just old enough to remember being an emigrant in England in the 90s, waiting for either a phone call or a week old copy of The Connaught Telegraph to get the results, so we’re really spoiled today to have access to live Mayo football games, be it club, senior county or underage games.
Senior Team of the year
1.Rory Byrne Castlebar
2.Sean Morahan Castlebar
3.Caolan Crowe Garrymore
4.Niall McManamon Westport
5.Padraig O’Hora Ballina
6.Lee Keegan Westport
7.Ciaran McGrath Garrymore
8.Sam Callinan Ballina
9.Frank Irwin Ballina
10.Ethan Gibbons Castlebar
11.Aidan Orme Knockmore
12.Oisin McLoughlin Westport
13.Evan Regan Ballina
14.Darren Quinn Garrymore
15.Paul Towey Charlestown
Player of the year Padraig O’Hora
Young POTY Sean Morahan
Best Forward Paul Towey
Sam og Jimmy Doherty should be in there,he had a great season.