Another weekend of club Championship action lies ahead and our coverage of the club scene continues apace on the Mayo Football Podcast. Last week we released three podcast episodes and this week we’ll go one better, with four pods available, all of them available to our loyal club members on Patreon.
Our first show this week came out on Tuesday. On it Rob and Mike were joined by Colm Boyle to look ahead to the Connacht semi-final matches facing Ballina Stephenites, Kilmeena and Lahardane MacHales. The lads also looked back on this year’s county club Championships, reflecting on a campaign that was, at best, rather underwhelming but there’s light relief on the show too as the lads pick their choice of best game, best goal (an easy one, in fairness) and the like.
Mike was back yesterday with a preview show with a difference. He was joined on it by Kieran Fitzgerald, who, as a Corofin player, won four All-Ireland club Championship medals and who since has been coaching Garrymore for the past two years. As a result, he was well positioned to assess the relevant merits of both Corofin and Ballina Stephenites and to identify the key players on both teams. Kieran also reflected back on the 1998 Connacht Championship meeting between the clubs and, for good measure, he provided some information on new Mayo coach Joe Canney.
The two shows to come are both Final Whistle pods, which will be recorded at Pearse Stadium tomorrow and Tuam Stadium on Sunday respectively. As is standard practice with our Final Whistle shows, these will provide in-the-moment post-match analysis of and reaction to the outcome of the Ballina/Corofin game tomorrow and the Kilmeena/Monivea Abbey match on Sunday.
With 140 separate podcast shows released to date this year – we’ll easily make it over 150 by year-end – the Mayo Football Podcast is the place where you’ll hear the most voices talking in the most informed way about the most Mayo-related matches. Membership of our podcast club is growing all the time, details on how to join the club are here.