Seven months have passed since the Mayo senior team last played a competitive match, which was that All-Ireland quarter-final loss to Kerry at the end of June last year. With a new management team, headed by Kevin McStay, having taken over since then, the start of a new year feels in large part like a new start for the county’s footballers.
The National Football League gets underway this weekend and on Saturday night at MacHale Park Mayo have a tasty opener in Division One against near neighbours Galway. To get the ball rolling on the resumption of inter-county action, in this episode of the podcast we set the scene for the coming League campaign.
Colm Keys and Stephen Drake join host Rob Murphy for this National League preview show. The lads take a look back at the form lines in the different January pre-season tournaments and they sketch out what might be in store in Division One over the coming weeks.
Colm assesses the importance of this year’s League for Mayo while Stephen looks at some of the early indicators on likely tactics and playing style the new Mayo management team could adopt. The discussion rounds off with some predictions for how the League might go.
This episode of the Mayo 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.
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