As you know by now, over on the podcast we’ve launched a Patreon subscription service, which enables us to roll out new content and features to club members. One of these – a match-day chat room, hosted by Discord, where club members can message directly with members of the podcast team – is set to go live for Mayo’s first match in this year’s National League, which is against Donegal on Sunday week.
We trialled the service with a group of friendly users the night Mayo played Galway in the Dome in the FBD League the other week. The in-game messaging was fast and furious that night and I think it’s fair to say a fun time was had by all.
All club members who are signed up on Patreon ahead of the Donegal game will have access to the match-day chat room then and a fair few of us from the podcast will be on it too so it should make for an interesting new angle in following the game. Our intention is to run match-day chats on Discord, which will be available exclusively to our club members, for all Mayo games from now on.
While our free podcasts will continue as normal, club members on Patreon also get access to bonus podcast episodes. Tomorrow morning we’ll have a new episode up on Patreon, in which Mike Finnerty chats with Ger Flanagan and Stephen Drake about Oisín Mullin’s decision to stay and what his best position might be this year, Stephen Coen being named as captain, Aidan O’Shea’s possible role in 2022 and what Mayo’s training regime looks like at the moment. They even have a stab at the Mayo starting line-up against Donegal.
If you want to become a podcast club member on Patreon, which at €5 (plus VAT) per month, costs the equivalent of a pint, you can do so here.