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Donegal Unhappy With Dublin Playing Two Super 8 Games At Croke Park

Allianz Football League Division 4 Final, Croke Park, Dublin 31/3/2018 Carlow vs Laois A general view of Croke Park ahead of the game

Donegal have sought a meeting with GAA officials to ascertain how Croke Park has been assigned to Dublin for two of their upcoming Super 8 clashes.

The defending All-Ireland champions have been drawn to face the Tír Conaill Men in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship quarter-finals (along with the winners of Tyrone v Cork and Roscommon v Armagh),

The first batch of Super 8 fixtures were announced on Tuesday afternoon, with Dublin v Donegal set for the evening of Saturday, July 14th in Croke Park – with the defending champions’ final Super 8 clash also set to take place at GAA HQ.

With every side down to play at Croke Park as a neutral venue, Donegal have questioned the fairness of allowing Dublin to also use the ground as their “home” clash in the same schedule of fixtures.

In a social media statement on Tuesday night, Donegal have outlined why they believe this situation to be unfair, and are demanding answers as to how this can be allowed to happen in what is supposed to be a level playing field for all eight counties involved.

“Following the announcement today by the CCCC regarding venues for the All-Ireland Quarter-Final Group stage (Super 8’s) games.

“C.L.G. Dhún na nGall are to seek a meeting with GAA Officials to seek clarification on how any County may use a Ground as both Neutral and a Home venue .

“The intention of the meeting is to ensure a level playing field for every team who will qualify for the All-Ireland Quarter-Final Group Stage and ensure that no team has any advantage over any other team.

“Ed Byrne 
Donegal G.A.A”

After the recent #NewbridgeorNowhere campaign to get Kildare’s qualifier with Mayo moved to the former’s home venue, it remains to be seen how the GAA will respond to the latest venue controversy.

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.