Mayo were badly beaten by Kerry in Sunday's National League final and in this episode of the Mayo News football podcast podcast, specially extended for club members, Mike Finnerty is joined by podcast regular Billy Joe Padden and by special guest Tony Leen of the Irish Examiner to look back on the big game at Croke Park.
The first part of the show sees Billy Joe give his considered view on why Mayo's display was so lacklustre on Sunday and how he feels the heavy defeat might impact on the team's upcoming Connacht Championship meeting with Galway. He also considers how James Horan is likely to have viewed his side's poor display on the big stage.
Tony Leen then joins the discussion to chat about the reaction in Kerry to their team's comfortable win at Croke Park. He tells us what aspects of the performance will have pleased Jack O'Connor the most and he reveals why no-one in the Kingdom will be getting carried away by the result on Sunday.
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, in which Billy Joe focuses on possible reasons why Mayo are suffering such a litany of injuries, while Tony discusses the media's relationship with inter-county players and managers, in the wake of James Horan's decision not to attend Sunday's post-match media briefing at Croke Park.
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The Mayo News Football Podcast is proudly sponsored by our good friends at the Oxford Arms in London's Camden Town and the podcast is produced and edited by Ger Duffy Media.