Kerry and Mayo have both reached Round 5 of this year's National League campaign unbeaten, with the Kingdom currently edging top spot in the Division One table on points difference. They're the form teams so far in the top division this spring and on Saturday evening at Austin Stack Park in Tralee they're set to come face-to-face. This will be the first time the counties have met in a competitive fixture since just before the Covid-19 pandemic struck two years ago.
In this episode of the Mayo News football podcast, we look ahead to Mayo's meeting with Kerry in Tralee on Saturday night. Rob Murphy hosts the show and he's joined by podcast regular Stephen Drake, as well as by Mick Foley of the Sunday Times and Tony Leen of the Irish Examiner to preview this highly anticipated Division One top of the table clash. The significance of the fixture for both teams is considered, the impact of Jack O'Connor's return to the hot seat in Kerry is assessed as are the challenges he's set to face in the position while Mayo's positive form so far this year is also analysed.
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.
The podcast is on Patreon as well, where club members enjoy exclusive access to bonus episodes and much more besides. The Patreon variant of this episode is an extended one, focusing on defensive play and, in particular, what makes for a good full-back in the modern game. The clubhouse chat then turns towards the topic of the contenders for All-Ireland honours in 2022.
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The Mayo News Football Podcast is produced and edited by Ger Duffy Media.