It was an entertaining weekend of action in the Super 8s with the results seeing Dublin and Galway safely through to the All Ireland semi-finals but who will join them is anyone’s guess. We break down the possible outcomes of each group.
It’s still all to play for in Group 1 after David Clifford’s brilliance save Kerry from an early championship exit. The next outing for the Kingdom is in two week’s time against Kildare – who are out – and it is a game that Kerry must win if they are to have a chance of qualifying. But they will also need Galway to beat Monaghan.
For the Connacht champions a win or draw against Monaghan will be enough to see them top the group, thus avoiding a semi-final clash with Dublin.
If Monaghan beat Galway, they will top the group. However if they lose and Kerry beat Kildare, the team to progress will be decided on scoring difference after yesterday’s encounter between the two teams ended in a draw. There is only five points between them with Monaghan on 2 and Kerry -3 so this decision could really go down to the wire.
Things are a lot easier to understand in Group 2 as Dublin have topped the group outright. The second and final spot will be decided when Tyrone and Donegal go head-to-head in Ballybofey. Both teams lie on two points having secured both emerged victorious in their games against Roscommon meaning the team that wins on Sunday week, will take their place in the All Ireland semi-final.
Super 8s Round 3 fixtures:
Saturday August 4
Galway v Monaghan: Pearse Stadium at 6pm – Sky Sports
Kerry v Kildare: Fitzgerald Stadium at 6pm – Sky Sports
Sunday August 5
Donegal v Tyrone: Ballybofey at 3.30pm – RTE
Dublin v Roscommon: Croke Park at 3.30pm – RTE