Mayo were back at Croke Park on Saturday night for the first time since the 2017 All-Ireland final but it proved to be an unhappy return. James Horan's side came into this meeting with Dublin with an unbeaten record in this year's National League but they left Croke Park having suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of the four-in-a-row All-Ireland champions.
The county's ladies team were also in action on Saturday night, their LGFA League Division One clash with Dublin providing the curtain-raiser at Croke Park. This match ended in defeat for Mayo too but only after a cracking contest, with Dublin sealing the win with two late points.
In this latest episode of the Mayo News football podcast we review the night's action from Croke Park. Co-hosts Rob Murphy and John Gunnigan of the Mayo GAA Blog get the ball rolling and take you through some of the action in the game as Mayo were slipping to a dispiriting defeat.
Mayo News sport editor Mike Finnerty gets the views of ex-Galway start Michael Meehan on Mayo's display and what it might mean for the clash with Galway next weekend. Ger Flanagan of the Mayo News then chats with Fintan O'Toole of The 42 about the match, following which Ger teams up with Mike to review the ladies' match. Wrapping up this episode, Rob and John get into a huddle outside the stadium with Mayo News columnist Billy Joe Padden to assess what went wrong for Mayo on the night and what areas need to be addressed most urgently for the Galway game.
This latest episode of the Mayo News football podcast is now online and is available to listen to on iTunes and SoundCloud. You also listen to it directly on the Mayo News website as well as on the Mayo GAA Blog.