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Saturday 22 September 2018

No change to Dubs in Croker

CROKER BOUND: Dublin manager Jim Gavin. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
CROKER BOUND: Dublin manager Jim Gavin. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Dublin's All-Ireland SFC quarter-final with Donegal will proceed as planned on Saturday, July 14 (7.0) in Croke Park, writes Conor McKeon.

There is however, an increasing likelihood that Jim Gavin's Dublin will play two of their 'Super 8s' games outside Croke Park in 2019 should they qualify.

A joint statement from Croke Park and Donegal released yesterday after the two met explained that "while Donegal challenged how any team could nominate Croke Park as their home venue, it was acknowledged that there was nothing in Rule to prohibit this".

They also accepted that under rule adopted at Congress last year, each team in the section would play one match in Croke Park, one at home and one away.

The statement added that the two had agreed that "a review of the first year of the new championship structures be held by Central Council later in the year, adding "that all counties be invited to submit their observations in this context".

The new Championship format will be in place until 2020.

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