The Mayo/Galway rivalry is one in which all the momentum has been in Galway's favour in recent years but on Saturday night at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick the tide at last began to turn. Mayo's win over the neighbours dumps Galway out of the championship and sends James Horan's team through to the Super 8s.
The Mayo News football podcast was there at the Gaelic Grounds to savour the atmosphere on a night to remember for Mayo supporters. Co-hosts Rob Murphy and John Gunnigan of the Mayo GAA Blog get the show going by describing the game's key moments as they watch the action unfold from the North Stand.
Over in the Mackay Stand after the game, Rob gets Sean Rice's assessment of the win while ex-Galway player and Galway Bay FM pundit Barry Cullinane speaks with Rob about how and why the Tribesmen's run of wins against Mayo came to an end. Billy Joe Padden then joins Rob to give his thoughts about Mayo's win and how it leaves the team as they face into the three upcoming matches in the Super 8s.
Next we hear the post-match reaction from Mayo manager James Horan, while back over on the North Stand John chats with friend of the podcast, Jim Zoldy from Connecticut, who flew in specially for the game to shout for the Green and Red.
Rob and John then catch up with Edwin McGreal and Ger Flanagan of the Mayo News for further assessment on the win and we also hear from Darren Coen, who picked up the Man of the Match award on Sky Sports for his performance in the game.
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.
The Mayo News football podcast's championship coverage this summer is proudly sponsored by J Streicher. “When it absolutely, positively has to be financed on Wall St.” Visit our website at www.jstreicher.eu.