As Ballina Stephenites and Westport count down to this Sunday’s novel Mayo Senior football final, we set the scene in the first of this week’s podcasts. Host Mike Finnerty is joined on the pod by Stephen Drake and Colm Boyle to look ahead to a fascinating final between the Stephenites, who are bidding for their 37th county title, while opponents Westport are aiming to get their hands on the Moclair Cup for the very first time.
Drakey and Boyler start by talking about their own county final experiences before moving on to chat about two of the big personalities in Mayo football who will be on opposite sides next weekend, Lee Keegan and Padraig O’Hora. They then look at the key match-ups, how the tactical battles are likely to unfold, and how Martin Connolly and Niall Heffernan are likely to set their teams up. They finish by giving their predictions for how they think the big game will 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.
The podcast is also available on Patreon, where club members get access to loads of exclusive content and more besides. In the clubhouse section at the end of this pod, the lads discuss the latest additions to Kevin McStay’s backroom team and look at some of the players who have been included in his first squad for pre-season training. The show concludes with Stephen and Colm picking their winners for next weekend’s Intermediate and Junior deciders.
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