Most of the Mayo supporters who made their way across the Atlantic for last weekend's Connacht championship opener against New York have now arrived back home
The Mayo fans who descended on Gaelic Park in their thousands may not have been able to dodge the rain but James Horan's team made short work of avoiding any threat of a shock result in their Connacht championship quarter-final tie against New York.
The action gets going in the 2019 championship this coming Sunday, with two Connacht championship fixtures being contested that day on foreign fields
A Connacht championship quarter-final tie against New York is always a fixture to savour, offering as it does the opportunity to spend time in one of the great cities of the world, a place where the Irish - among them substantial numbers of Mayo people - have made their mark
A Connacht championship quarter-final tie against New York is always a fixture to savour, offering as it does the opportunity to spend time in one of the great cities of the world, a place where the Irish - among them substantial numbers of Mayo people - have made their mark. Thousands of Mayo people have made the trek across the Atlantic for the game and the Mayo News football podcast is there too, catching up both with Mayo folk who are spending the weekend in the Big Apple and with those who have made
the USA their home.
In this episode of the podcast, co-hosts Rob Murphy - who is on location in NYC - and John Gunnigan of the Mayo GAA Blog, who's back at base keeping the home fires burning, get the ball rolling as they chat about the atmosphere leading up to this special championship fixture. Then the focus moves to Times Square on Thursday where Rob and Mayo News sports editor Mike Finnerty, both fresh off the plane from Ireland, contemplate the agenda facing them for their weekend in New York. Next Mike catches up with Tony McTigue of the Mayo New York GAA club, while Rob chats with ex-Mayo star and RTE contributor John Casey. Finally, Rob meets up with Club 51 stalwart Anne-Marie Flynn to get the fans' perspective on this ultimate GAA road trip.
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 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.
This year's National Football League campaign was a hugely successful one for Mayo, yielding the county's first national title for eighteen years while at the same time providing valuable match experience to a host of new players