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Breaking: Donegal And Dublin To Go Ahead In Croke Park

Ulster GAA Senior Football Championship Semi-Final, Clones 10/6/2018 Donegal vs Down Donegal’s manager Declan Bonner with Patrick McBrearty after the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

It has been confirmed that the Super 8’s clash between Dublin and Donegal will go ahead in Croke Park as first announced, following a meeting between the GAA and Donegal at GAA HQ.

Donegal had requested the meeting after they released a statement saying that they were unhappy with the decision as they believe it would give the All Ireland champions an unfair advantage.

It was agreed at Congress 2017 that each team involved in the Super 8’s would play one home game, one away game and one at a neutral venue which would be Croke Park – therefore gifting Dublin two home games.

A joint statement from Donegal and GAA today agreed that the game would go ahead in Croke Park but the matter will be reviewed at a later stage. “It was agreed that the issues highlighted by Donegal would be considered and that if Central Council felt that non-structural changes were required to the Championship, these could be put to Annual Congress in 2019.”

More to follow…

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