The action gets going in the 2019 championship this coming Sunday, with two Connacht championship fixtures being contested that day on foreign fields. Galway and London are in action at McGovern Park in Ruislip on Sunday afternoon and then later on that evening (7.15pm Irish time) Mayo take on New York at Gaelic Park over in the Bronx. The Mayo News football podcast will be in the Big Apple for the latter match, as Mayo taste championship action for the first time since the county's defeat to Kildare in the qualifiers last June.
In this episode of the podcast we set the scene for the county's championship opener against New York on Sunday. Co-hosts Rob Murphy (who'll be in New York) and John Gunnigan of the Mayo GAA Blog (who'll be minding the shop back at home next weekend) open the episode as they look forward to the Sunday's clash with the Exiles. Next, we hear from Mayo manager James Horan, with whom Mayo News sports editor Mike Finnerty caught up with at the recent Connacht championship launch. Rob then chats with New York's manager Justin O'Halloran to hear how his team are preparing for the challenge of taking on the newly-crowned League champions on Sunday. Finally, back at the Connacht championship launch, Mike chats with provincial secretary John Prenty who looks ahead to the start of the summer action and talks about the planned air dome development at the Connacht GAA HQ in Bekan.
This episode of the Mayo News football podcast is now online and is available to listen to on iTunes, SoundCloud, Podomatic and Spotify. You can also listen to it directly on the Mayo News website and on the Mayo GAA Blog.
The Mayo News football podcast's championship coverage this summer is proudly sponsored by J Streicher, a financial services company headquartered in New York.