Roscommon preview – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E33

Hot on the heels of last Sunday’s Connacht Championship opener against Leitrim, Mayo are back in action this coming Sunday. This time it’s a provincial semi-final meeting at Dr Hyde Park with defending Connacht champions Roscommon and in this episode of the Mayo News football podcast we preview the big match.

Host Rob Murphy introduces the podcast and then it’s straight over to Mayo News sports editor Mike Finnerty who called to see Mayo News columnist Sean Rice at his Islandeady home to get his perspective on Sunday’s game. After that Rob gets the thoughts of special guest Kevin McStay, a man uniquely placed to consider the strengths and weaknesses of the two teams that are set to lock horns on Sunday.

To round off this preview episode, I join Rob and Mike to chat about how James Horan’s team are likely to approach this crunch knockout tie and to consider Mayo’s chances of making it to a Connacht final for the first time since 2015.

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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5 thoughts on “Roscommon preview – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E33

  1. The majority of Roscommon supporters are in their usual ultra confident mood leading up to a Mayo game. Arrogant almost, even though they’ve actually only had one victory over us in league and championship in 19 years. Would be nice to bring them back down to earth with a bang on Sunday.

  2. Team out. Barrett and Diarmuid only two changes. Barrett FB and Coen CB. Plunkett and Flynn drop out. Loftus named in midfield.

  3. They’ve every right to be Dave Johnston. I’d love to bring them back down to earth, but in all honesty I think we’re goosed with the team named. Ryan O’D is a summer ground horse, i feel he struggled more than most in last sundays conditions.Conor Loftus is a sound lad and great footballer, but he is not or never will be a midfielder!! Unless Aido switches to the middle, we are out of the championship after Sunday.

    The only snippet of hope i hold, is Coen at CB and Diarmuid might be fresh and have a stormer around the middle.

  4. Mayo have always had the issue of bringing the ball into tackles. Its the one thing that annoys me so much, we see it 5/6 times every game. They just charge straight into a tackle and then either lose the ball or give a free away.

  5. Last years All Ireland Semi Final against Dublin showed that James had to refresh the team and squad and this was a 3 year project. The team just ran out of legs in the second half. Donie Vaughan wont play again, Seamie looks to be gone, Boyle is an impact sub, Keegan gone to corner back, hes not been the same since his hip surgery. Parsons did great to get back but not the same. Aiden doesnt have the legs for midfield now. Higgins looks to be out as well. James has changed the team so quickly its crazy but people don’t notice now. A couple of years ago, you couldnt imagine Mayo starting without Boyle, higgins, Seamie, Vaughan.

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