Mayo Football Podcast bonus column: Are you all set for New York?

In our latest Mayo Football bonus column for our Patreon club members, Mike Finnerty looks ahead to Mayo’s upcoming Connacht Championship opener against New York over at Gaelic Park. As Mike explains, the trip over to the Big Apple is more of a social occasion than a football one, though business still has to be taken care of on the pitch at Gaelic Park as well.

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10 thoughts on “Mayo Football Podcast bonus column: Are you all set for New York?

  1. A few weeks hopefully to clear up injuries, have the championship 15 starting in New York, Eoghan McLaughlin might struggle but next few weeks hopefully it’s cleared up. All set and ready for Roscommon if we get over New York.

    Hopefully not the end of trips to Gaelic Park, I still haven’t managed to make that trip and really want to make it some day.

  2. Completely off subject WJ. Have you any details of Mick Higgins longest ever free kick score? Sometime back in seventies I guess?

  3. Lahanman – was that the one in the League game against Derry in 1975? According to the match report, he landed a 65-yarder free that day but I’m not 100% sure if that’s the one you mean. He had one hell of a boot on him, the same man!

    Actually, scratch that: I remember it now, because I’d included a reference to that score in a piece I wrote here about the 1975 Connacht final against Sligo: Mick Higgins scored a 75-yard free in the replayed Connacht final that year. There’s YouTube footage of that game here:

  4. Thanks WJ that was a phenomenal kick into the breeze. Fascinating watching that 75 final. So much kicking and foot passing. It definitely was a better spectacle…

  5. New pod up! Mike chatting for an hour with Fiona McHale about last weekend’s farcical scheduling for the LGFA match against Cork and much more besides. It’s online now at Patreon.

  6. Just watched that 20 minute clip. Some good foot passing all right, but Sligo just hit and hit – Mayo too nice.

    I was at that game and remember the Mick Higgins kick. What a monster of a kick!

  7. That was a really young Mayo team, a lot of 71 minor and 74 u21 winning teams.
    That loss put Mayo football back years.

  8. Its before my time but i think i read an article by johnno a few yrs back on the defeats to sligo and leitrim them yrs , he maintained if i remember correctly that there was an impulsive reaction to cull a lot of the players and it was the wrong decision in his opinion . Cant remember his exact words but that was the jist of it .

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