April is proving to be a long month for Mayo's football fans, with the helter-skelter League campaign already becoming a bit of a distant memory while there's still some time to go until the championship season starts to rev up. As an antidote for this hiatus the Mayo News football podcast is back, placing a first audio-based stake in the ground ahead of another football summer.
The centrepiece of this episode of the podcast is an in-depth interview by Mike Finnerty with Alan Dillon. In it, the recently retired two-time All-Star looks back on the highs and lows of his own inter-county career, as well as providing some fascinating insights into what it was like to be part of the current high performance set-up in and around the senior county panel. Alan also looks ahead to next month's Galway game and provides his take on how he feels this crunch fixture could go.
Host Rob Murphy and John Gunnigan of the Mayo GAA Blog chat about this odd April off-season and John takes a trip down memory lane, when he reminisces on Mayo's shock championship win over the Tribesmen in the 1981 Connacht semi-final. Rounding off this episode, Rob talks with Billy Joe Padden who had a close look at Galway when they played Dublin in the League final a few weeks back and who has a few early thoughts on the key tactical issues around which the clash on 13th May is likely to revolve.
This latest episode of the Mayo News football podcast is now available on iTunes and SoundCloud. You can also listen to it directly on the Mayo News website and on the Mayo GAA Blog.