The draw for Round 1 of the qualifiers has been made and in it Mayo have been paired with Limerick. We've only met the Shannonsiders once before in the championship, also in the qualifiers back in 2002 when we prevailed with just a point to spare, but the Gaelic Grounds is a venue Mayo supporters now know well. With the M17 open from Tuam, it's also a location that'll be easy for the large travelling fanbase to reach on Saturday week.
In this latest edition of the Mayo News football podcast we look at the qualifier draw and what it means for Mayo. Host Rob Murphy and John Gunnigan of the Mayo GAA Blog get us going by looking ahead to another summer on the road, following which Oisin Langan gets Stephen Rochford's reaction to the qualifier draw. Mayo News columnist Billy Joe Padden provides his thoughts on taking on Limerick and he also casts his mind back to the Galway defeat and what we can learn from that setback. Meanwhile, back at Mayo News HQ in Westport, the roundtable discussion featuring Mayo News regulars Mike Finnerty, Edwin McGreal and Ger Flanagan involves a detailed dissection of this first backdoor test facing the county in this year's championship.
The Mayo News football podcast is kindly sponsored once again this summer by the Oxford Arms, Camden Town.
This latest episode of the podcast is now available to listen to on iTunes and SoundCloud. Alternatively, you can listen to it on the Mayo GAA Blog.