The start of a new inter-county season is now only days away, with Mayo back in Division One of the National League and facing Donegal at Markievicz Park in the opening round.
In this episode of the Mayo News football podcast, we preview Sunday's Round 1 clash with Declan Bonner's side. Rob Murphy hosts the show and he's joined by Mayo News columnist Billy Joe Padden and Colm Keys of the Irish Independent, as well as by John Gunnigan of the Mayo GAA Blog.
The lads start by widening the lens out and looking at how the likes of Tyrone, Kerry, Dublin and Monaghan are fixed heading into 2022. The debate then turns to Donegal and why, despite winning Ulster in 2018 and again in 2019, they have failed to push on for the ultimate prize.
Turning the focus back to Mayo, the lads discuss the impact of Oisin Mullin's decision to stay in Ireland and how James Horan might best deploy the available talent at his disposal around the middle third of the field. The discussion then swings back to Mayo's defeat in last year's All-Ireland final and the possible impact of this on the team heading into the new season.
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.