New York review – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E17

The Mayo fans who descended on Gaelic Park in their thousands yesterday may not have been able to dodge the rain but James Horan’s team made short work of avoiding any threat of a shock result in their Connacht championship quarter-final tie against New York. Mayo cantered to a 21-point win in the Bronx and the Mayo News football podcast was there to catch the action and to hear from several of those who were there to witness it.

In this episode of the podcast, we join host Rob Murphy and Mayo News sports editor Mike Finnerty as they make their way on the train towards Gaelic Park for the match.

Once there, Rob catches up with soccer legend and über-Mayo supporter Kevin Kilbane as well as with ex-Mayo star and RTÉ pundit John Casey. Rob also chats with Padraig Durcan, proud father of Paddy, who was Mayo’s captain for the day, and with Mayo fan Jim Zoldy.

Rob with Jim Zoldy Photo: Mike Finnerty

At half-time Mike gets the thoughts of James O’Connell and Andy Hanley, brother of Pearse and Cian, and after the final whistle has sounded Rob gets post-match quotes from James Horan and Paddy Durcan.

Mike, meanwhile, catches up after the game with New York player and Lahardane native Matthew Queenan, while Rob gets the post-match thoughts of RTÉ co-commentator for the game and New York GAA stalwart Pat Donoghue.

This latest 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.

The Mayo News football podcast’s championship coverage this summer is proudly sponsored by J Streicher. “When it absolutely, positively has to be financed on Wall St.” Visit our website at

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