Mayo are back up in Division One for next year following Sunday's win over Clare and with that achievement in the bag James Horan's team now turn their focus to their opening game in the Connacht Championship the weekend after next. They do so, however, with considerable worries over the fitness of Cillian and Diarmuid O'Connor, both of whom came off injured in Ennis.
In this episode of the Mayo News football podcast, we review the victory over Clare and start to look ahead to the challenges now facing Mayo, not least in light of the major injury concerns relating to two key players. Billy Joe Padden is back in the chair for this episode and he's joined once again by Edwin McGreal of the Mayo News and John Gunnigan of the Mayo GAA Blog.
Together they discuss the highs and lows of Sunday's match in Ennis, focusing initially on the injuries to the O'Connor brothers before assessing Mayo's performance in what was in every sense a game of two halves. We then hear post-match thoughts from Ennis from Austin O'Malley, John Casey and Martin Carney, all of whom Mike Finnerty chatted with after the game at Cusack Park.
Rounding off this episode, the advanced mark gets a mention and so too do the exploits of the All-Ireland winning Breaffy ladies rounders team.
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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