The wind blew with considerable venom across MacHale Park yesterday evening, where sheets of driving rain and a biting cold added to difficult playing conditions. It wasn't a night for fancy football, with the imperative being to claim the two League points on offer. Mayo prevailed in the end by the narrowest of margins, giving James Horan just the start he was looking for from his second stint in charge of the county team.
The Mayo News football podcast crew were at MacHale Park to capture all the action and reaction from this elemental battle between Mayo and Roscommon. Co-hosts Rob Murphy and John Gunnigan of the Mayo GAA Blog take us through the game, after which they're joined by Mayo News duo Edwin McGreal and Ger Flanagan for some post-game reflection. We hear the post-match thoughts from James Horan and from team captain on the night, Paddy Durcan, while Rob catches up with Mayo News columnist Billy Joe Padden to get his views on the game and his thoughts on what James Horan will have learnt from the team's display.
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.