It turns out that penalty shootouts in Gaelic football are like buses - you wait forever for one to come along and then two arrive together. And so it was yesterday at Tuam Stadium where, just seven days after the novelty of seeing a spot-kick tie-breaker against Leitrim in Carrick-on-Shannon, a late, late goal by Galway forced Mayo into a second pre-season shootout. This time it was one we were destined to lose.
The Mayo News football podcast was at Tuam yesterday to capture this latest bit of January drama from the Mayo team. Host Rob Murphy is joined for the match by Mayo News columnist Sean Rice and afterwards Rob gets Nigel Reape's analysis of the game. We also hear post-match thoughts from Colm Boyle and James Horan.
The focus then switches to the Club Stars event that took place in Westport on Saturday night, where Ger Flanagan of the Mayo News speaks with special guest, Tipp hurling legend Nicky English. Ger also catches up at the event with award winners Diarmuid O'Connor, David Drake, Rob Hennelly and Noirin Moran of Westport.
This latest 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 GAA Blog.