The New Year has already seen football action at both inter-county and club levels, with Mayo edged out by Galway in the FBD League in the novel surroundings of the Air Dome at the Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence, while Kilmeena and Knockmore experienced contrasting fortunes in their respective Connacht football finals.
In this first Mayo News football podcast episode of 2022, we look back at that FBD semi-final and survey how things are shaping up for the county team ahead of the start of the National League campaign. Rob Muphy hosts the show and he's joined by Mike Finnerty and Billy Joe Padden.
As well as reflecting on Mayo's defeat in the Dome, the lads discuss Jason Doherty's impending return to the fray as well as Cillian O'Connor's rehab, which is now nearing completion. Oisin Mullin's future remains in doubt and the lads discuss the lure of the AFL and the impact this has on up and coming Gaelic footballers.
There's also a look ahead to what's coming up on the podcast over the next while, including the special Colm Boyle episode that'll be online soon. Finally, it's back to the on-field action for a discussion on Knockmore's loss to Padraig Pearses and Kilmeena's big win over St Patrick's last weekend.
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.