The weekend that’s just gone by saw the first piece of silverware claimed at club level within the county this year while this coming weekend sees two further final line-ups decided. In this week’s edition of the Mayo News football podcast club series we review Sunday’s Junior football championship final, in which Balla proved too strong for Achill, and we look ahead to next weekend’s Senior and Intermediate championship semi-finals.
Host Rob Murphy and I get this week’s episode going by providing some overview thoughts on Balla’s fine win on Sunday. Next we take you into the heart of the action where Rob is joined at MacHale Park by Edwin McGreal of the Mayo News to describe how the JFC decider unfolded.
After the final whistle had sounded and Balla had claimed possession of the Pete McDonnell Cup we hear from a number of voices from the victorious side as Rob chats with team captain Conor Walsh and goalkeeper Matthew Flanagan while Mike Finnerty catches up with manager Pat Fallon.
Then another Balla player, centre-back Ger Flanagan, joins his Mayo News colleagues Mike Finnerty and Ed McGreal to look back on the key moments in the game. Balla legend TJ Kilgallon gets in on the act as well to provide some thoughts on what was in every sense a memorable day for the club.
Wrapping up this episode Rob, Mike and Ed preview next weekend’s Senior and Intermediate championship semi-final clashes and they pick the likely winners of these penultimate round ties.
This latest episode 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 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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