Mayo News football podcast 2018 – Under 20s beat Derry

Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada was the place to be for Mayo football supporters last Saturday afternoon. Those who made it to Carrick-on-Shannon got to witness a pulsating All-Ireland U20 semi-final contest, in which Mayo’s young guns beat off a strong challenge from Derry to emerge the winners by three points.

The Mayo News football podcast was there and in this episode we bring you the story of the game as well as post-match reaction to the win. Host Rob Murphy and I describe how the 2-14 to 2-11 win happened, after which we hear from manager Mike Solan, Man of the Match Oisin McLaughlin and proud dad John Maughan. Wrapping up this episode, Rob and I are joined by Ger Flanagan of the Mayo News to reflect on the game on what was a satisfactory day for the county.

This latest episode of the podcast is now online and available to listen to on iTunes and SoundCloud. You can also listen to it 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.

Watch out too for our end of season review episode of the podcast, which will go online later in the week.

The Mayo News football podcast is proudly sponsored by the Oxford Arms in London. Theme music for the podcast is “Carrying the Fire” by The Walls.

6 thoughts on “Mayo News football podcast 2018 – Under 20s beat Derry

  1. Great performance by the lads with McLoughlin and Lambert taking the eye.Defensively Mayo are loose enough but forwards are very good with wing backs bombing through also.
    Would think they do need a better defensive structure going forward.
    Derry management poor..had they moved Browne out earlier it could have made a difference.
    Best of luck on Aug 5th…great Mayo crowd at match.

  2. I just read about Barry Morans decision to step down from the Mayo squad. I’m afraid it’s something we’re going to have to get used to with many more players over the coming year or two.

    You’d have to think that Barry never really reached his full potential given his injury battles down the years. Nevertheless he always gave 100%, his displays against Dublin in 2012 and against Tipperary in 2016 are two games that stand out in my mind.

    Here’s wishing Big Bird all the best in his retirement from the inter county game.

  3. There is a lot of crying and ologooning about the football served up in the qualifiers over the weekend, not least on RTE’s Game On program. Yet I thought that it was all predictable. Roscommon getting hammered, Donegal giing Dublin a good workout and Kildare and Monaghan playing as they do [when Kildare are out of Newbridge]. And Galway playing their new “northern style” against a Kerry who seemed to have heard of it but had no idea of how to deal with it. There are old Galway men turning in their grave to avoid seeing it. I was in Croke Park on Sunday out of habit and the football was stultifying, the absolute pits. Yes, there was no atmosphere, but why would there be, there was nothing in the world to get excited about. The crowd was reasonable with the lower decks of both Hogan and Cusack full and half the Davin full. Considering that Kerry never travel for these games I thought it was reasonable. It won’t be long before you hear people say that if Mayo were there we would at least get a game of football.

  4. Not surprised to see big Barry walk away, he must have a pain in his arse from sitting out all those matches and never getting the call, it beggars belief why he was ever named on the bench seeing as he was so seldom used.

    Don’t understand what all the fuss is about regarding the poor standard of football on show at the weekend, just because they call it the Super 8s doesn’t change anything. You still have the same teams more or less who are going to play whatever style of football that got them this far and now gives them the best chance of winning through to a semi-final spot, and as for the entertainment value, they probably won’t give a toss. It will though give us some mouth-watering second-round matches next weekend, where Kerry just have to get a result against Monaghan and Dublin having to travel to Healy Park to take on Tyrone. Roscommon and Kildare looked cooked already and with a new swagger in Tyrone, Donegal could be on shaky ground too.

    Great to see us getting a result against Derry on Saturday, watched it on t-na-g and I must say it was very nervy stuff all through. We played some lovely football but had Derry a bit more composure in front of goal we would have been in trouble. Our defence looked very shaky be times and a fair bit of work will need to be done in this area if we’re to take revenge on Kildare who had a massive result against a highly fancied Kerry. Winning the Final would give a badly needed boost to the County. Was down there at the weekend and it was noticeable the absence of Mayo flags, so here’s hoping.

  5. Good podcast there WJ – I can’t have been too far away from it at the time! Derry were/are a good team, but I think could have won it is the proper assessment. The way we took the game to them in the last 5 minutes was amazing; I really was screaming: ‘hold on to it’. But, they wouldn’t listen!

  6. Two snippets from last Saturday.

    When I came into the ground I saw one team warming up in light blue tee shirts. Hmm, which one is it, I wondered? Then the clincher: one of the backroom team was wearing a red and white cap. Has to be Derry then. They looked good.

    Except, it wasn’t Derry. Mike Solan it was wearing the red and white, which he kept for the whole game. Nice one Mike!

    Second one – a whinge. The ‘programme’ was an absolute joke. Why do I keep buying them?

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