For the last few weeks we've been building up steadily to this year's All-Ireland football final. The build-up is now nearly complete, with the big match between Mayo and Tyrone throwing in at Croke Park at on 5pm on Saturday.
In this episode of the Mayo News football podcast we preview the Sam Maguire decider. Mayo News sports editor Mike Finnerty hosts this preview show and he's joined by Billy Joe Padden and by Kevin McStay.
The lads start off by reflecting on what an All-Ireland final is like in light of their own experience as Mayo players taking part in football's biggest day. The talk then shifts to the mood in Tyrone where, like Mayo, they're contemplating a possible fourth All-Ireland title success.
The decisions James Horan must make, both in relation to team selections and substitutions, are considered and possible match-ups are then discussed in detail. The lads ponder on what type of game the final is likely to be, reckoning it could be a low-scoring, attritional affair, and they also give thought to the impact of Cillian O'Connor's absence before finally revealing their big match predictions.
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