Defending champions Knockmore and challengers Belmullet face off against each other on Sunday in this year’s Mayo Senior football Championship final, with Knockmore aiming for their tenth county title while Belmullet are looking to get their hands on the Moclair Cup for the very first time.
In this episode of the Mayo News football podcast host Rob Murphy is joined by two distinguished former players from Knockmore and Belmullet respectively, Kevin O’Neill and Billy Joe Padden. Kevin and Billy Joe were, of course, also Mayo teammates and lined out together for the county in the 2006 All-Ireland final.
The lads look back on the journey their respective clubs have been on in recent decades, touching as they do on county finals two and three decades ago involving North Mayo teams. We get their recollections of matches involving Knockmore and Belmullet that they were involved in and hear why both clubs are so strong and passionate about football.
The talk then turns towards Sunday’s Moclair Cup decider, with a particular focus on the managers – including those involved in this final – who have come to the fore in the county in recent years. They then look at the match itself and how they think it might go.
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.