Saturday evening's win over Galway not only ended a long losing run against the Tribesmen it also guaranteed Mayo three further games in this year's championship. The first of these 'Super 8' matches takes place on Sunday at Fitzgerald Stadium in Killarney, with James Horan taking his team down to Kerry's home patch for a meeting that is a repeat of this year's League Division One decider.
In this episode of the Mayo News football podcast, we preview Sunday's eagerly-awaited clash in Killarney. Co-hosts Rob Murphy and John Gunnigan of the Mayo GAA Blog met up with Mayo News sports editor Mike Finnerty at Tuam Stadium on Wednesday night - shortly after Galway had beaten Mayo 0-16 to 0-11 in the Connacht U20 decider - and together they set the scene for Sunday's Super 8 clash between these two major rivals.
Rob then checks in with Maurice Horan, our resident Kerry expert on the podcast, and the Tralee-based former Limerick manager gives us an insight into how the locals down south are viewing this game. We zoom back to Saturday night after that, where, on the way out of the Gaelic Grounds, Rob catches up with Michael Foley of the Sunday Times to chat about Mayo's resurgence this year.
Finally, back in Tuam, Rob gets some thoughts on Sunday's forthcoming clash when he chats with Corofin GAA man and Galway Bay FM analyst, Frank Morris.
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 and on the Mayo GAA Blog.
The Mayo News football podcast's championship coverage this summer is proudly sponsored by J Streicher. “When it absolutely, positively has to be financed on Wall St.” Visit our website at www.jstreicher.eu.