It proved the end of the road for Mayo in more ways than one at Croke Park on Sunday. James Horan’s team were well in it for long stretches against Kerry in the All-Ireland quarter-final but they fell away to lose by eight at the finish. In the wake of this defeat, James Horan announced he was stepping away from his position as Mayo manager, following a second four-year spell in the role.
In this episode of the Mayo News Football Podcast podcast we review Sunday’s defeat to Kerry and provide some initial reaction to James Horan’s decision to call time on his period as manager. Host Rob Murphy and I are joined by Edwin McGreal of the Mayo News to provide some context to the game and its aftermath, with Ed giving some detail on the key areas in which Mayo’s challenge against Kerry faltered. We then hear some post-match reaction to the game from Croke Park, with Mike Finnerty getting the views of Martin Carney while Rob discusses the outcome of the match with Colm Keys of the Irish Independent.
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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