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Thursday 15 November 2018

Fixtures out within 48 hours

DUBS TIE: Tyrone boss Mickey Harte. Pic: Sportsfile
DUBS TIE: Tyrone boss Mickey Harte. Pic: Sportsfile

The CCCC will announce the remaining 'Super 8' fixtures and the dates and times for the All-Ireland hurling semi-finals within the next 48 hours, writes Conor McKeon.

It had been expected that they would reveal all of the upcoming programme of fixtures on Monday but instead, announced only the first round of the All-Ireland quarter-final group games, leaving supporters in the dark as to whether their county was playing on Saturday or Sunday of next week.

Dublin play Tyrone in Omagh on either July 21 or Sunday, the 22nd and there had been fears that they would not know which until the CCCC meet next Monday.

"They are in new territory," stressed GAA President, John Horan.

"I think that will be addressed in the next 48 hours and you will get all of those fixtures laid out to you, in fairness to them.

"I think they've been faced with a big challenge this year.

"And I think it's only when we roll out all of these fixtures that we'll actually get a full feel for some of the difficulties that probably were unforeseen when we set out on that road."

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