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.
This episode of the Mayo 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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