Mayo made a very positive start to the inter-county year last weekend as they proved far too strong for Down in their opening round meeting in Division Two North of the Allianz Football League. This coming weekend James Horan and his team hit the road for the first time in this campaign, travelling to Mullingar to take on Westmeath at Cusack Park.
In this episode of the Mayo News football podcast, we review last Saturday's win over Down and look ahead to the coming weekend's clash with Westmeath. Mayo News columnist Billy Joe Padden takes the chair on the podcast for the first time and for this episode he's joined by Edwin McGreal of the Mayo News and John Gunnigan of the Mayo GAA Blog.
Looking back at the Down game, the main focus is, understandably, on the newer players who showed such impressive spark at MacHale Park. We also hear the post-match thoughts from a clearly satisfied Mayo manager James Horan. Continuing the focus on last weekend's games, Mike Finnerty catches up with Andy Moran and Marc Ó Sé at the Kerry/Galway match in Tralee.
Turning the focus towards the Westmeath game next Saturday, the lads focus on how the Mayo rearguard might deal with the Lake County's strong full-forward line and how James Horan might shuffle his deck for this match. Finally, in our Any Other Business section the issues that get an airing are whether or not the new football rules could bring diving into the mainstream, the irrepressible man-machine that is Colm Boyle and some mixed views on the new Mayo jersey.
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 as well as on the Mayo GAA Blog.
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