The Round 1 qualifier draw has been made, with the pairing that pits Mayo against Monaghan giving supporters of both counties a first-ever Championship meeting between them to look forward to. In this episode of the Mayo News Football Podcast, host Rob Murphy is joined by podcast regular Edwin McGreal and by Monaghan native Malachy Clerkin of the Irish Times for a first look at what’s set to be a seismic knockout clash.
With Mayo and Monaghan having suffered deflating losses within their respective provinces, the lads consider the aura of pessimism in both counties, looking at how Monaghan so often trade consistency in the League for inconsistency in the Championship and examining Mayo’s current woes, including how they compare with Monaghan’s. Malachy also chats about Banty and his management team, the Farneymen’s playing style, the evergreen Conor McManus and loads more besides.
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.
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