The final countdown III – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E46

The Final Countdown to Saturday’s All-Ireland decider is now on in earnest and as the build-up continues we’ve got another Mayo News football podcast episode for you to enjoy.

Rob Murphy and I introduce this episode and our two special guests bring you two very different perspectives ahead of Saturday’s final.

First we hear from Sheila O’Shea, mother of Mayo captain Aidan, who, in conversation with  Mayo News sports editor Mike Finnerty, provides a fascinating insight about what this strangest of Championship campaigns feels like for the players’ families. Then Rob catches up with Michael Foley of the Sunday Times to get an objective take on the challenge facing Mayo and the issues the team are going to have to deal with if they’re to prevail over Dublin on Saturday evening. 

This latest 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.

The Mayo News football podcast has its own Twitter presence,   @MayoPodcast, so if you’re a Twitter user you should follow us there to make sure you get the latest podcast-related updates, including new episodes. 

Speaking of new episodes, we’ll have three more for you coming out ahead of the big match – they’ll be online on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week.  

The Mayo News football podcast is proudly sponsored by GRG, Game Ready Gear – sportswear designed by players for players. Check out their website at

8 thoughts on “The final countdown III – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E46

  1. Great stuff Sheila . Delighted to hear from a family member to hear how they feel. I’ve been following Mayo since the mid sixties and the last 10 years have without doubt, been the best of my life. Just tear into them Mayo and see what happens. Would love to see someone pile in on top of Cluxton, like Kevin did in a league match in Croke Park a few years ago. Stephen didn’t like it and followed him out with a kick, resulting in a red.

  2. Videos circulating of huge, non-distanced gatherings to celebrate Limerick’s hurling All-Ireland victory. Whatever happens on Saturday, I’d appeal to people to respect the regulations concerning social distancing and masks. Having seen in-laws contract Covid-19, it’s no joke and we should be doing everything we can to avoid its further spreading.

  3. By the by, it also kinda makes a mockery of the GAA’s argument about not-releasing the trophies as a deterrent.

  4. To the best of my knowledge most of those videos are not from this year, never mind last Sunday.

  5. Really enjoyed that. Started yesterday after I listened to the one before. Great getting Aidan’s mother’s perspective and she spoke so well. Onto the next one while folding baskets of clothes. Makes the chores of life more enjoyable 😉 Thank you!!!

  6. Speaking of which final build ups were the most stressful, I found ‘16 by far the toughest roll in and then to do it all again for the replay. For me it was the promotion of Stand up for the Mayo Men chant coupled with the media war on Lee and vileness between the two sets of fans.

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