That oft-posed footballing question - will Galway bate Mayo? - is set to get another airing this coming Sunday, this time in the novel surroundings of Croke Park. It's there that the destination of the Nestor Cup for 2021 will be decided and in this bumper episode of the Mayo News football podcast we preview this weekend's Connacht final.
Mayo News sports editor Mike Finnerty hosts this extended preview show and he's joined by Kevin McStay and Colin Sheridan to look ahead to the coming Connacht showdown at GAA HQ. The lads discuss the significance of Sunday's game for both teams, given that their likely All-Ireland semi-final opponents, Dublin, have been far from impressive recently. They also compare and contrast Mayo and Galway's season so far, single out the players who make both teams tick and look at the key match-ups that will likely shape the outcome of the game on Sunday.
We then take the temperature on the other side of the fence, as Mike catches up with former Galway footballer and regular podcast guest Barry Cullinane who gives us a sense of the mood in Galway this week. Barry talks about the pressure on Padraic Joyce to deliver a Connacht title and explains why he thinks Galway should be confident they can dethrone Mayo.
To coincide with the Connacht final the podcast has teamed up with Intersport Elverys in a competition where the exciting prize is three of the new home Mayo jerseys. All you have to do to enter is leave a review of the podcast on whatever platform you listen to it on. The three winners will be announced in our Connacht final review episode next week.
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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