The football qualifiers get underway on Saturday and, once again, Mayo are seeking to start a backdoor run that will propel them all the way to Croke Park. Limerick provide the opposition in Round 1 and this edition of the Mayo News football podcast previews Saturday's clash at the Gaelic Grounds.
The centrepiece of this podcast episode comes in the form of an interview by host Rob Murphy with fellow Ballinrobe native Maurice Horan. As well as being a member of Stephen Rochford's backroom team in 2016, Maurice was manager of Limerick's footballers from 2011 2013 and so, with a foot in both camps, he's uniquely well placed to provide an insight to both teams ahead of Saturday's meeting.
Rob also gets Billy Joe Padden's thoughts on how the game might pan out tactically and he also chats with John Gunnigan of the Mayo GAA Blog, during which John discusses the recent outbreak of artistry on the blog in the form of a rash of football-themed limericks.
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.