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Dublin Getting 2 Home Games In The Super 8s. Fair Or Unfair?

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Replying To gotmilk:  "No one is guaranteed a ticket with the season ticket and isn't a lot of those 'season tickets' parnell passes which aren't official gaa season tickets?"
Anyone with 66%+ attendance is guarantted a tkt for every championship game.

Joxer (Dublin) - Posts: 3304 - 03/07/2018 18:03:49    2118164

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "You'd want to refresh your geography kid as Kerry people have just as far to travel as Donegal people, but sure if ye left crokepark every now and again ye might know that."
And if you are far west in Connemara just as far again. East and South Galway remember is largely hurling only territory while west Galway mostly football. You could be talking 60 miles by the time you see Galway albeit decent infrastructure options from then on.

kiloughter (Galway) - Posts: 1377 - 03/07/2018 18:20:37    2118166

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Replying To TheUsername:  ";)"
So I take it by your smirk that the dubs are going to have their game on the Saturday to avoid the World Cup final.

Even more favoritism being shown to the dubs.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 7709 - 03/07/2018 18:22:09    2118169

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "So I take it by your smirk that the dubs are going to have their game on the Saturday to avoid the World Cup final.

Even more favoritism being shown to the dubs."
Yerra what did you expect from Croke Park at this stage - sure why would us poor Kerry or Galway fans get to see the WC final all you need is to make sure the Dubs don't miss it and even better, force the Donegal fans to travel the 4-5 hour journey home at 9pm just so the Jackeens get their few Sat night jars.

Please God this Newbridge stuff turns out to be the beginning of the end for what is now the Gaelic Benefit Dublin Association...

TheHermit (Kerry) - Posts: 3960 - 03/07/2018 19:12:06    2118184

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "So I take it by your smirk that the dubs are going to have their game on the Saturday to avoid the World Cup final.

Even more favoritism being shown to the dubs."
Or the GAA think more Dub fans proportionally follow soccer as well. To be honest the scheduling is strange as I think the world cup final could knock more out for the Kerry Galway game as a percentage of who might attend than the Dublin Donegal game. The flip side of course is they might think Sat is likely to bring a smaller crowd than Sun for the Kerry Galway double header world cup final or no world cup final.

kiloughter (Galway) - Posts: 1377 - 03/07/2018 19:24:01    2118186

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https://twitter.com/offtheballam/status/1014221668468838401?s=21

New: Donegal GAA are not going to settle for the current situation that sees their Super 8 clash with Dublin take place in Croke Park. OTB AM understands the county board are looking to meet with the GAA in the coming days in a bid to get the venue changed. #GAA #OTBAM

Think it's a non starter with the rule book but I suppose maybe they can get it changed for next year

joeteor (Donegal) - Posts: 105 - 03/07/2018 20:17:57    2118194

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Maybe move the Sunday game to Moscow, make it a double header.

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 1796 - 03/07/2018 20:20:33    2118195

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Have to say though, feel for the Donegal fans not staying in Dublin that night can see no reason why this couldn't be played at four or five at the latest.

Maybe as Roscommon, Cork, Armagh and Tyrone will have to travel too. Surely 2pm and 4pm is doable.

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 1796 - 03/07/2018 20:29:25    2118197

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Replying To joeteor:  "https://twitter.com/offtheballam/status/1014221668468838401?s=21

New: Donegal GAA are not going to settle for the current situation that sees their Super 8 clash with Dublin take place in Croke Park. OTB AM understands the county board are looking to meet with the GAA in the coming days in a bid to get the venue changed. #GAA #OTBAM

Think it's a non starter with the rule book but I suppose maybe they can get it changed for next year"
Yes, has my full support!

PUC or nowhere. (Providing Cork don't Qualify)!

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 1796 - 03/07/2018 20:39:27    2118200

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Replying To joeteor:  "https://twitter.com/offtheballam/status/1014221668468838401?s=21

New: Donegal GAA are not going to settle for the current situation that sees their Super 8 clash with Dublin take place in Croke Park. OTB AM understands the county board are looking to meet with the GAA in the coming days in a bid to get the venue changed. #GAA #OTBAM

Think it's a non starter with the rule book but I suppose maybe they can get it changed for next year"
It will make the GAA sweat at least and do some squirming. GAA treats us like peasants. We're supposed to turn up, pay our money (that's the most important part), and cheer. But we're not supposed to have any opinions. The sooner they realise that there's no game without the players, the better they will be. No one is paying €40 to watch a committee meeting.

FootblockREF (Monaghan) - Posts: 239 - 03/07/2018 20:44:59    2118202

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Replying To TheUsername:  "Have to say though, feel for the Donegal fans not staying in Dublin that night can see no reason why this couldn't be played at four or five at the latest.

Maybe as Roscommon, Cork, Armagh and Tyrone will have to travel too. Surely 2pm and 4pm is doable."
Of course its doable, but for that to happen you have to give a toss about people & Croke Park don't.

MuckrossHead (Donegal) - Posts: 4719 - 03/07/2018 20:45:39    2118203

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Replying To TheUsername:  "Have to say though, feel for the Donegal fans not staying in Dublin that night can see no reason why this couldn't be played at four or five at the latest.

Maybe as Roscommon, Cork, Armagh and Tyrone will have to travel too. Surely 2pm and 4pm is doable."
The famous Armagh v Kerry game when Donaghy scored that goal was a 2pm throw in with Cork v Donegal after. And boy was it some steaming pile of dung.

FootblockREF (Monaghan) - Posts: 239 - 03/07/2018 21:03:27    2118206

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Replying To joeteor:  "https://twitter.com/offtheballam/status/1014221668468838401?s=21

New: Donegal GAA are not going to settle for the current situation that sees their Super 8 clash with Dublin take place in Croke Park. OTB AM understands the county board are looking to meet with the GAA in the coming days in a bid to get the venue changed. #GAA #OTBAM

Think it's a non starter with the rule book but I suppose maybe they can get it changed for next year"
Or they are just looking for money

witnof (Dublin) - Posts: 1363 - 03/07/2018 21:09:39    2118208

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Replying To Joxer:  "Anyone with 66%+ attendance is guarantted a tkt for every championship game."
A season ticket holder is guaranteed a ticket to every championship game their county plays (unless the ground capacity is smaller than the number of season tickets) The attendance percentage only comes into effect if the county gets to the all Ireland final.

AHP (Dublin) - Posts: 315 - 03/07/2018 21:33:43    2118214

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Also I note the hurling q/finals are down for Sun 15th. Probably Thurles but if Galway lose the replay to Kilkenny surely to God they cannot have the hurlers on the same day as the Kerry Galway match at such an advanced stage of the championship if different venues. That would be the ultimate insult to Galway dual fans.

kiloughter (Galway) - Posts: 1377 - 03/07/2018 21:39:27    2118215

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This is the statement released by Donegal PRO Ed Byrne. 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
P.R.O
Donegal G.A.A

joeteor (Donegal) - Posts: 105 - 03/07/2018 22:02:44    2118223

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well the country board are seeking a meeting with the gaa over "how a team can use the same venue as home and neutral". delighted with the CB wouldn't think they'd kick up a fuss but glad they have

NaomhNaille (Donegal) - Posts: 113 - 03/07/2018 22:03:09    2118224

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Replying To NaomhNaille:  "well the country board are seeking a meeting with the gaa over "how a team can use the same venue as home and neutral". delighted with the CB wouldn't think they'd kick up a fuss but glad they have"
Is it not one home, one away and one in CP? Can't see how they will have any joy with this seeing as all other counties voted it in last year no? This is not the same imo. Still not fair but not the same.

lilylanger (Kildare) - Posts: 95 - 03/07/2018 22:28:21    2118235

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Fair play to Donegal!!

I agree, it's been flagged to death for a year now!

Win, win for Dublin, we either get a road trip or we play in the Neller for our home game!!!

This will be great for us, a bit of controversy always galvanizes this team. It's like poking a bear!!

Whip it up!!

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 1796 - 03/07/2018 22:30:56    2118238

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fair play to donegal...it's about time a county stood up to the farce of dublin claiming croke pk is a neutral venue...no doubt the dubs will come up with their usual nonsense of they will play anywhere, but we never hear them objecting to playing their games in croke pk..if it's not an advantage to them, they should follow donegals lead and object to having to play their "home" game in croke pk...i very much doubt it

mayotyroneman (Tyrone) - Posts: 1589 - 03/07/2018 22:40:38    2118240

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