As Saturday's All-Ireland final comes ever nearer, supporters will obviously be wondering what these final few days ahead of the big game are like for the players. In this episode of the Mayo News football podcast we bring you some insights into the lead-in to the final from the perspective of those contesting the match.
Mayo News columnist Billy Joe Padden hosts this episode where he's joined by special guests Chris Barrett and Séamie O'Shea, both of whom know full well what it's like to be part of the Mayo panel for an All-Ireland final and so are perfectly placed to talk about what the experience is like for those on the inside.
The lads talk about what the players will have been doing in the weeks since the Dublin game, how James Horan will have been working in particular with the young players and what programmes the players coming back from injuries are likely to have been on. They then discuss the immediate lead-in to the game, including the day itself.
The talk then shifts to Saturday's final against Tyrone and some of the big questions that Mayo will need to address if they're to land the Sam Maguire. Séamie talks about the challenges facing Mayo in the middle third while Chris considers likely match-ups.
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