The waiting is finally over and now the countdown is on in earnest ahead of Mayo's Round 1 qualifier clash with Monaghan on Saturday. To preview this do-or-die knockout meeting with the Farney County, in this episode of the Mayo News Football Podcast Rob Murphy is joined by Colm Boyle and Kevin McStay.
They start by looking back at the weekend's provincial final action, focusing on the standard of football served up in the four provincials deciders, in particular in Ulster where Kevin was on co-commentary duties with RTE.
The focus then switches to MacHale Park this coming Saturday, as Mayo return to action following their six-week lay-off since the Galway game. The lads discuss dealing with injuries, the mindset within the group after the loss to Galway, with Colm focusing on what he regards as the surprisingly downbeat mood in the county in that game's aftermath. Monaghan's likely approach on Saturday is considered, with a focus on how Mayo will deal with kickouts and how the team's attacking play could be improved the next day.
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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