The Championship shifts pace this coming weekend as the All-Ireland quarter-finals are set to be contested. On Sunday, at what’s expected to be close to a full attendance at Croke Park, Mayo face the toughest of assignments as they take on Sam Maguire favourites Kerry, the team that beat them so comprehensively in this year’s National League decider in early April.
To preview Sunday’s big match, Rob Murphy is joined on the podcast by RTÉ’s Kevin McStay and Tony Leen of the Irish Examiner. They talk about likely starting line-ups, defensive match-ups and what has to happen for Mayo to have a chance against a Kerry team that appears to be far more formidable than last year but about whom key questions still remain unanswered.
Kerry and Mayo also meet this weekend in the All-Ireland Minor semi-final so Kevin and Tony also discuss how that contest between two exciting young teams could play out on Saturday.
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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