Mayo supporters are still coming down gently off the high from Saturday night, when the county qualified for its second All-Ireland final appearance in successive years and its sixth in ten years, ending Dublin's long unbeaten run in the Championship in the process.
In this episode of the Mayo News football podcast we take another look back at Saturday night, both the match itself and the major talking points that arose from this seismic encounter. Rob Murphy hosts the show and he's joined by Edwin McGreal of the Mayo News and by John Gunnigan of the Mayo GAA Blog, all three of whom were at Croke Park on Saturday night to see this classic clash unfold.
The lads reflect back on a memorable night for the county at HQ and the impact that so many Mayo players had on the contest, in many cases cameos that only became apparent on a second viewing of the game. They touch on the mood within the county and the sense of pride and optimism that flows from this result.
The discussion then moves on to the more controversial aspects of Saturday night, focusing in particular on the injury suffered by Eoghan McLaughlin. The lads discuss the hit itself, how the match officials handled the incident and the subsequent reaction to it, both in terms of what was said about it in the media and the reaction of some fans to this.
We then hear some post-game audio from Lee Keegan which leads to a discussion about the Westport man's huge contribution to the team. Ed closes out the episode with some thoughts on Robbie Hennelly's performance on Saturday night, reflecting on his Breaffy clubmate's fortitude as he landed the score that took the match to extra-time.
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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The Mayo News football podcast is produced and edited by Ger Duffy Media. The show is sponsored by Ceramic City and Swinford Motors, two fine Mayo businesses with whom we're proud to be associated this year