Mayo hit the road at the start of another qualifier campaign this weekend, with a large travelling contingent from the county descending on Newry on Saturday night for a Round 2 knockout clash against Down. The Mayo News football podcast was there too to catch the atmosphere at the game in Pairc Esler and to assess the merits of Mayo's five-point win over the Mourne County.
Co-hosts Rob Murphy and John Gunnigan of the Mayo GAA Blog were on the terrace at Pairc Esler where they were joined for the game by Mayo News columnist Billy Joe Padden. With them we hear how the match unfolded and after the final whistle sounded Billy Joe provides his on-the-spot assessment of how he felt Mayo did and why we prevailed on the evening.
Post-match we get the reaction from Mayo manager James Horan, who also deals with the much-discussed issue of injuries within the panel, and we also hear from Down's manager Paddy Tally.
Then it's onto our post-game analysis segment up in the press box where Rob and John are joined once again by Billy Joe and by Mayo News regulars Mike Finnerty and Edwin McGreal. There the lads discuss key elements of the match and they consider how the win leaves the team ahead of Round 3 next weekend.
This latest 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.
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