There was a real sense of occasion at James Stephens Park in Ballina on Sunday where this year’s Mayo Senior football Championship final was contested by Knockmore and Belmullet. The exchanges between these two North Mayo rivals were often tough and uncompromising but when the dust settled it was defending champions Knockmore who had come out on top, as they claimed their tenth Moclair Cup success.
In this match-day episode of the Mayo News football podcast we take you into the heart of the action on county final day. Host Rob Murphy is joined by Mayo News sports editor Mike Finnerty and by me to get the show underway and then we dive into the in-game section as Rob and I follow the ebb and flow of the contest.
From there on it’s post-match reaction to and analysis of Knockmore’s win. We hear from goalscorer James Ruddy and also from winning manager Ray Dempsey, both in conversation with Mike Finnerty.
Mike then get the thoughts of Billy Joe Padden and Nigel Reape who explain how they felt the final was won and lost. We’ve more post-match reaction, this time from Knockmore duo Connell Dempsey and Kieran King, before Rob, Mike and I close out the show with a few final thoughts.
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 and is proudly sponsored by Crean Ceramic City.