My first column for the Mayo Football Podcast, part of our new written content offering for our club members on Patreon, focuses on the Mayo team that won the All-ireland at U21 level in 1983 and how their exploits helped to pave the way for the county’s return to prominence at senior level in the years since then.
Managed by John O’Mahony, the Mayo U21 team of 1983 was a group of many talents, with different players coming to the fore at different times over the course of an incident-packed Championship campaign. Their run culminated in a replayed All-Ireland final against Derry at Irvinestown, Co. Fermanagh, from which Mayo emerged three-point winners. Up until last year it was the only All-Ireland final ever to be played north of the border.
This week on the podcast, Rob and I paid tribute to the Class of ’83 in the company of Eddie Gibbons, who captained that All-Ireland winning team, and John Finn. That pod went up on Patreon yesterday evening.
This bonus column is now online and is available to our club members on Patreon – it’s HERE. To get access to this column and to all our other great content for as little as €1 per week, join the club HERE.