Just a few days have passed since Mayo’s relegation from Division One of the National League but already the focus has shifted to the Championship, which swings into action across the country this coming weekend. For Mayo, it’s a rare chance to lock horns with Leitrim, a county they last met in Connacht in 2012, with the teams having last contested a Championship match at Carrick-on-Shannon way back in 2006.
In this episode of the Mayo News football podcast we preview Sunday’s Championship quarter-final. Rob Murphy and I anchor the show and we start by casting a final glance back on Sunday’s defeat before looking ahead to Sunday’s Connacht opener, reminiscing on the way about the most recent meeting between the teams in Pairc Sean MacDiarmada, which was in an FBD League match early in 2019 that had to be decided on a penalty shoot-out.
Rob then catches up with regular podcast guest Colm Keys of the Irish Independent for a wider view of what lies in store in this very different kind of Championship. He also talks tactics with Billy Joe Padden, looking at which players might blossom for Mayo in this winter campaign.
This latest episode of the Mayo News football podcast is now online and is available to listen to on iTunes, SoundCloud, Spotify and Podomatic. You can also listen to it directly on the Mayo News website as well as here on the blog using the SoundCloud player below or the one on the panel on the right.
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