None of us expected Mayo's inter-county year at senior level to finish before the end of June but the defeat to Kildare in Newbridge meant that's what happened. So, for the first time since 2011, the county has failed to reach the final four in the championship and our fall from grace has been amplified by the fact that, alone among all the teams in Division One, we've found ourselves shut out of the new Super 8 series of games that are currently being played out.
All of which means that followers of the county team have plenty to ruminate on right now and so too has the Mayo News football podcast. In this episode of the podcast, host Rob Murphy and John Gunnigan of the Mayo GAA Blog get the ball rolling on our end of season review, using the backdrop of Saturday's All-Ireland U20 semi-final win to do so.
From there we head over to Mayo News HQ in Westport where Rob is joined by Mayo News regulars Mike Finnerty, Edwin McGreal and Ger Flanagan for an in-depth discussion on where things stand following the county's untimely championship elimination last month. In a wide-ranging discussion the lads look at the current situation within the senior squad, delve into some of the numbers that underpin the run this group have been on since 2011 and assess how things look for the future.
The Mayo News football podcast is kindly sponsored once again this summer by the Oxford Arms, Camden Town. Theme music for the podcast is "Carrying the Fire" by The Walls.
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.