League final preview – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E11

Experimenting with new players while retaining our Division One status was widely accepted to be James Horan’s brief for his first National League campaign back as Mayo manager. He managed those twin aims fairly well over the seven games, so much so that we’re now looking at a widening pool of playing talent from which to pick a starting fifteen for the Championship and it also means that, this coming Sunday, we’ve got a League Division One decider against Kerry to look forward to.

In this bonus episode of the Mayo News football podcast we preview Sunday’s National League final. Rob and I are joined by Mayo News Sports Editor Mike Finnerty to chat about Sunday’s big game and what it means for the county to be in it.

Rob then speaks with Mayo News columnist Billy Joe Padden who considers the importance of Sunday’s final from the perspective of the players and who gives his thoughts on which county may have the greater drive to succeed on the day.  After that Rob goes behind opposition lines, welcoming back onto the podcast Tralee-based Mayoman Maurice Horan, who gives us plenty of insight into how they’re thinking about this final down in Kerry and who speculates about how the Kingdom might line out at Croke Park.

Rounding of this bonus preview edition, Mike provides an update on the position regarding injuries in the Mayo squad ahead of the big game.

This latest edition 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 and here on the blog using the SoundCloud player below or the one on the right.

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10 thoughts on “League final preview – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E11

  1. Enjoyable Podcast as usual and it has wet the appetite for the game even more. Can’t wait for throw in I think it will be a cracker no matter what happens. We have a great chance of winning especially if the performance is good. I think the team will be with injuries considered Hennelly
    Kevin Mc

  2. 1. Robert Hennelly – Breaffy
    2. Chris Barrett – Belmullet
    3. Brendan Harrison – Aghamore
    4. Keith Higgins – Ballyhaunis
    5. Paddy Durcan – Castlebar Mitchels
    6. Lee Keegan – Westport
    7. Donal Vaughan – Castlebar Mitchels
    8. Matthew Ruane – Breaffy
    9. Aidan O’Shea – Breaffy
    10. Fergal Boland – Aghamore
    11. Jason Doherty – Burrishoole
    12. Diarmuid O’Connor – Ballintubber(C)
    13. Kevin McLoughlin – Knockmore
    14. Darren Coen – Hollymount/Carramore
    15. James Carr – Ardagh

  3. Interesting team again, delighted and fitting that Keegan gets to play his 100th game in Croker, 3 newcomers in the forwards is good to see, this team will give Kerry a good test.

  4. I see Keegan back great choice by Horan up Mayo what do you think of the blue Mayo jersey.

  5. Mayo

    1. Robert Hennelly (Breaffy)

    2. Chris Barrett (Belmullet)
    3. Brendan Harrison (Aghamore)
    4. Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis)

    5. Paddy Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels)
    6. Lee Keegan (Westport)
    7. Donal Vaughan (Castlebar Mitchels)

    8. Matthew Ruane (Breaffy)
    9. Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy)

    10. Fergal Boland (Aghamore)
    11. Jason Doherty (Burrishoole)
    12. Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintubber — captain)

    13. Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore)
    14. Darren Coen (Hollymount/Carramore)
    15. James Carr (Ardagh)

  6. Its fascinating looking back at the 2014 replay, thanks to the excellent Results Archive. We have 9 players starting that played that fateful day. Kerry only have two. Also if you look back to the All Ireland Semi Final in 2011, JH’s first year 7 of the lads that played that day are staring on Sunday. Kerry have none with only JOD involved

  7. Haven’t seen Carr in action yet, hope it does well for him, he’s highly rated. Horan certainly not afraid of giving young lads their chance.

  8. Interesting team again from James. Delighted Darren Coen got the nod again as I thought he was excellent against Monaghan and looks a man who will relish the open spaces of Croker!! James Carr certainly adds a lot of strength in the full forward line and maybe it will be us and not Kerry bombarding their fullback line with high diagonal balls from the start!!

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