With the Round 2 qualifier win over Down last weekend now boxed away the next challenge facing Mayo comes in the form of another Ulster county, with Armagh rolling into Castlebar on Saturday evening. In this episode of the Mayo News football podcast we preview this coming weekend's Round 3 meeting with the Orchard County and assess how James Horan's team are set for this latest do-or-die championship challenge.
Co-hosts Rob Murphy and John Gunnigan of the Mayo GAA Blog open the show by setting the scene ahead of Saturday night. They also discuss the latest injury blow Mayo have suffered, with Diarmuid O'Connor most likely ruled out of the remainder of the campaign having broken his wrist in training on Tuesday night.
We always like to hear pre-match opinions from the opposition on the podcast and so are delighted to welcome Aaron Kernan as our special guest on this preview episode. The former Armagh star provides some interesting insights into the Orchard County's mindset as they prepare for the long trek west at the weekend.
Wrapping up this preview episode, Rob catches up with Mayo News sports editor Mike Finnerty to chat about all that's been happening involving Mayo over the last week and to review the highlights from this week's paper.
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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