The New Year started in dramatic fashion at Carrick-on-Shannon yesterday for Mayo's footballers. In what was the county's first senior inter-county match in over six months, where James Horan took charge of his first game since returning to the position of Mayo manager, there was drama aplenty at Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada. This was capped off by a historic first-ever soccer-style penalty shootout in an inter-county fixture, which Mayo won 4-1.
The Mayo News football podcast was at Carrick-on-Shannon yesterday to catch all the action in this lively encounter. Co-hosts Rob Murphy and John Gunnigan of the Mayo GAA Blog take you through the match as it played out and, after it finished all-square, they're then joined by Edwin McGreal of the Mayo News for the historic penalty shootout.
Next there's post-game reaction from James Horan, following which Ger Flanagan of the Mayo News joins Rob and John to review the afternoon's fun and games. We also hear from Nigel Reape, who gives his thoughts on the game and how he felt the experimental rules played out on the day.
This first 2019 episode of the Mayo News football podcast is now online and is available to listen to on iTunes and SoundCloud. You can also listen to it on the Mayo News website as well as on the Mayo GAA Blog.