Mayo’s championship run for 2019 may be over but the county was back in the headlines this week, following the announcement by Andy Moran that his playing days for the county are, after seventeen years, at an end. In this episode of the Mayo News football podcast we pay tribute to Andy’s long and distinguished career in the Green and Red. We also look back on the county’s narrow defeat in last Sunday’s All-Ireland ladies football semi-final as well as casting an eye over the club championship action that took place in the county last weekend.
Rob Murphy and I get this podcast episode going by reminiscing on Andy’s huge contribution to the county since making his senior debut way back in 2003. Rob then speaks with Mayo News columnist Billy Joe Padden, who played for several years with (and briefly against) Andy at county level, to get his assessment of what it was that made the Ballaghaderreen clubman such a special player.
Moving onto the ladies All-Ireland semi-final, I meet up with Mayo News columnist Anne-Marie Flynn at Croke Park shortly after the final whistle had sounded to reflect on the team’s heartbreaking loss, while Rob and I chat further about the game and where it leaves Peter Leahy’s team. Rounding off this episode, Mayo News duo Mike Finnerty and Ger Flanagan review the main talking points following a hectic weekend of Round 2 action in both the Senior and Intermediate club championships.
This latest episode of the Mayo News football podcast is now online and is available to listen to on iTunes, SoundCloud, Spotify and Podomatic. 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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