The weekend just gone featured a hectic two days of club championship action within the county at both Senior and Intermediate levels. So hectic in fact that the Mayo News football podcast set up its temporary HQ for the weekend high up in the stand at MacHale Park to catch the best of the action in the SFC and IFC semi-finals.
Host Rob Murphy and John Gunnigan of the Mayo GAA Blog are joined by Ger Flanagan of the Mayo News to introduce the weekend's football activity. That starts off with the Senior semi-finals on Saturday night where Rob and John talk us through the Breaffy/Ballaghaderreen clash, following which we hear from Breaffy joint manager Peter Ford. Next it's the meeting of Castlebar Mitchels and Ballintubber where the lads are joined by Edwin McGreal of the Mayo News as they describe a compelling contest that ended in stalemate after extra-time.
Rob, John and Ger are back at MacHale Park early on Sunday afternoon to watch Burrishoole get the better of The Neale in the first of the day's IFC semi-finals. Ger catches up with victorious Burrishoole manager Colm McManamon after that one. Rob and John take us through the ding-dong battle that unfolded in the Belmullet/Kiltimagh semi-final, following which Ger nabs Belmullet's Chris Barrett for a quick post-game chat.
But that's not all! Rob even finds the time to shoot the breeze with Davitts' Mickey Conroy, asking him how he felt having, the previous evening, landed the vital score that preserved his club's Senior status while consigning Crossmolina to Intermediate level for next year.
This bumper episode of the Mayo News podcast is now online and available to listen to on iTunes and SoundCloud. You can also listen to it directly on the Mayo News website and on the Mayo GAA Blog.
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