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Wanted: new Football Podcast listeners!


HARD AT WORK Rob Murphy and John Gunnigan are pictured recording an interview with Ballintubber’s Cillian O’Connor and Jason Gibbons for The Mayo News Football Podcast at the Club Stars awards last month.

IT’S hard to imagine why any Mayo football fan wouldn’t enjoy The Mayo News Football Podcast. No doubt some curmudgeons could come up with the odd reason but they would very much be the exceptions, not the rule, and the ever-growing listenership figures bear that out.
In recent years, the pod’ has gone from a niche audience of tech-savvy podcast enthusiasts back in 2009 to reaching thousands of Mayo supporters all over the world on a weekly basis in 2020.
For many of those people, The Mayo News Football Podcast was their first introduction to the genre, and almost all are now podcast enthusiasts.
So the question now is: how do we get the rest of the Mayo football supporters on board with this ‘radio-on-demand’ concept called ‘podcasting’?
Because we’re confident that once they tune in and listen to the thoughts of people like Billy Joe Padden, Seán Rice and Edwin McGreal, relive the in-match atmosphere courtesy of John Gunnigan of the Mayo GAA Blog and yours truly, and absorb the post-game analysis of Mike Finnerty and Ger Flanagan — not to mention the vast array of contributors from around the country — they’ll be hooked!
This week, in conjunction with the Mayo GAA Blog, we’re launching our ‘Four Ways To Listen’ project to help reach more people with an interest in Mayo football. Just visit www.mayonews.ie/listen or www.mayogaablog.com to find it.
It’s a handy guide for those who want to switch from being a casual listener who find the link on Google to a regular listener who has the podcast ready to go whenever they need it; be it in the morning, going to bed, on the way to work, while out exercising or in the kitchen.
The first step is to simply type ‘The Mayo News Football Podcast’ into Google search on your device, click on the link, and press play to begin listening.
Once you, or the person you are trying to introduce to the podcasts, gets a taste of what it’s all about, the next step is to quickly learn how to set the podcast up so you can listen in a convenient way that slots into your everyday life.
Our guide will provide new listeners with all they need to know. We start with outlining the easy ways to listen on your computer, then underline the steps to getting the podcast on your smartphone, the best way to listen in the car, and finally how to link up to your smart speaker system (e.g Amazon, Alexa) at home.
For thousands and thousands of people around Ireland and the world, the fortunes of the Mayo footballers feature among their most important sporting interests. Each week, it’s a hot topic of conversation wherever they go and the more conversations they can be involved with or listen to, the better.
That’s why The Mayo News Football Podcast has become so popular because, there is simply not enough content out there to satisfy the appetite.
If you’re not podcasting yet, it’s time to get on board.
And if you are and you know some fellow enthusiasts who aren’t, log on, get our four step guide and send it to them.
We promise that you won’t regret it.

Rob Murphy


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