It’s now two weeks on from Mayo’s latest, hugely disappointing All-Ireland final defeat. The debate about how and why the final was lost continues to rumble on, as the county comes to terms with the fact that yet another opportunity to land the Sam Maguire has once again slipped from its grasp.
In this episode of the Mayo News football podcast we dig a bit deeper into the defeat to Tyrone and to the reaction the loss has engendered among the Mayo faithful. Rob Murphy hosts the show and he’s joined by Mayo News columnist Billy Joe Padden and by Mick Foley of The Sunday Times.
The lads reflect on the fallout from the final and look at some of the big questions that have emerged from Mayo’s latest final defeat. The quality of Mayo’s 2021 season is assessed as is the question of what led to the team’s under-performance on the big day.
They then go on to consider the criticism James Horan has received in the wake of the defeat and what he might have learned from this. After that they circle back to the game itself and look at Mayo’s forward play on the day, in doing so reflecting on the type of forwards the county is developing.
Finally, they look at the build-up to the final a fortnight ago, a match Mayo were being widely tipped in advance to win, and they discuss the role supporters play in raising expectations of success.
This episode of the Mayo News football podcast is now online and is available to listen to on iTunes, SoundCloud, Podomatic and Spotify. 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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The Mayo News football podcast is produced and edited by Ger Duffy Media. The show is sponsored by Ceramic City and Swinford Motors, two fine Mayo businesses with whom we’re proud to be associated this year for our inter-county coverage.