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Semi Final Dates

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Football Semi Finals are down for 14th and 15th August. Mayo V Dublin/Kildare and Kerry V Tyrone/Monaghan.

How is it decided who plays on which day.

xxx (Mayo) - Posts: 1272 - 28/07/2021 11:06:54    2365003

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Replying To xxx:  "Football Semi Finals are down for 14th and 15th August. Mayo V Dublin/Kildare and Kerry V Tyrone/Monaghan.

How is it decided who plays on which day."
John horan said a couple of years ago that Saturday evenings are for dublin games so expect dublin v Mayo on the Saturday and Kerry v Tyrone/Monaghan on the Sunday.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 13956 - 28/07/2021 11:15:14    2365005

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "John horan said a couple of years ago that Saturday evenings are for dublin games so expect dublin v Mayo on the Saturday and Kerry v Tyrone/Monaghan on the Sunday."
What happens if it's Mayo v Kildare?

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 1560 - 28/07/2021 11:27:32    2365014

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "John horan said a couple of years ago that Saturday evenings are for dublin games so expect dublin v Mayo on the Saturday and Kerry v Tyrone/Monaghan on the Sunday."
Hey KIngdomboy, any opinion on the fact that PP have made Kerry 11/10 favourites; Dubs at 11/8?
You never see a bookie on a bike. I reckon those odds on Kerry will shorten even more. Now Tyrone/MOnaghan have something to say about that but Paddy clearly thinks ye are hot favourites.

avonali (Dublin) - Posts: 1819 - 28/07/2021 11:28:55    2365015

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Replying To avonali:  "Hey KIngdomboy, any opinion on the fact that PP have made Kerry 11/10 favourites; Dubs at 11/8?
You never see a bookie on a bike. I reckon those odds on Kerry will shorten even more. Now Tyrone/MOnaghan have something to say about that but Paddy clearly thinks ye are hot favourites."
This has literally nothing to do with the semi final dates.

the_walls (Mayo) - Posts: 493 - 28/07/2021 11:35:23    2365016

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It's not PP who thinks that Kerry have best chance of winning, it's the punters. It's a market.

This is why people lose money, because they don't know the value of their bets!

Is Kerry 11/10 good value? As an ante post bet, I would say not. Unlikely to be much shorter assuming both they and Dublin get to the final. Better waiting I would say.

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 377 - 28/07/2021 11:43:21    2365020

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "What happens if it's Mayo v Kildare?"
Itl be on in Newbridge on the Sunday :-) only joking I suppose they'd probably toss a coin.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 13956 - 28/07/2021 12:22:54    2365033

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Replying To avonali:  "Hey KIngdomboy, any opinion on the fact that PP have made Kerry 11/10 favourites; Dubs at 11/8?
You never see a bookie on a bike. I reckon those odds on Kerry will shorten even more. Now Tyrone/MOnaghan have something to say about that but Paddy clearly thinks ye are hot favourites."
I couldn't tell you Avon, I know nothing about gambling thankfully, but I haven't seen enough improvement from Kerry to put us as favourites,

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 13956 - 28/07/2021 12:26:25    2365035

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "What happens if it's Mayo v Kildare?"
It could be galway v Dublin. It's more likely that mayo will be hit with a covid outbreak and forced to forfeit their place in the semi with galway replacing them, then kildare winning the leinster final.

Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 957 - 28/07/2021 12:26:36    2365036

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Replying To the_walls:  "This has literally nothing to do with the semi final dates."
Apologies. Just saw he had posted there and thought he'd have abetter chance of seeing it. My bad... as the kids would say...

avonali (Dublin) - Posts: 1819 - 28/07/2021 12:56:00    2365047

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "John horan said a couple of years ago that Saturday evenings are for dublin games so expect dublin v Mayo on the Saturday and Kerry v Tyrone/Monaghan on the Sunday."
We have a new president now, hopefully one for all the country. If there are 4 counties playing why should one get a choice on when they play.

xxx (Mayo) - Posts: 1272 - 29/07/2021 09:02:37    2365364

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Replying To xxx:  "We have a new president now, hopefully one for all the country. If there are 4 counties playing why should one get a choice on when they play."
I agree, and hopefully Mr Mccarthy won't be pandering to the big blue behemoth like the last 4/5 presidents, although I read that he's married to a dub and is living in dublin so I won't hold my breath.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 13956 - 29/07/2021 09:28:22    2365371

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Replying To avonali:  "Hey KIngdomboy, any opinion on the fact that PP have made Kerry 11/10 favourites; Dubs at 11/8?
You never see a bookie on a bike. I reckon those odds on Kerry will shorten even more. Now Tyrone/MOnaghan have something to say about that but Paddy clearly thinks ye are hot favourites."
Yes not too many poor bookies Avon. I do think the odds favour Kerry a little because Dublin have to play Kildare and Mayo and Kerry just have to play one game. However if both Kerry and Dublin make final Paddypower has Dublin slight favourites again. You can check it on the site in final as Dublin first Kerry second or Kerry 1st Dublin 2nd.In short yes Kerry are favourites at mó but if both are last 2 standing then Dubs are favourites. Confused? Don't worry.So am I lol

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 2790 - 29/07/2021 12:16:38    2365441

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "I agree, and hopefully Mr Mccarthy won't be pandering to the big blue behemoth like the last 4/5 presidents, although I read that he's married to a dub and is living in dublin so I won't hold my breath."
Thought for a sec you said he was married to a club there KB ... was thinking there's total dedication!

Avonali, you ought to copyright Paddy Pedal Power as a marketing ploy before they.... a chance to make a few quid back off them finally?!

Fully agree with XXX. Why should the Saturday slot be fixed if one of the participants turns out to Dublin? Just another example of discriminatory group think. Should be a toss for it between the two fixtures regardless.

Pericles (Mayo) - Posts: 2451 - 30/07/2021 13:07:50    2365782

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I know it doesn't really apply now but during big crowds and with the Dubs probably drawing the biggest, is it cheaper for the GAA to hire security on a Saturday than a Sunday?

TippRed (Tipperary) - Posts: 42 - 30/07/2021 13:51:19    2365799

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Replying To Pericles:  "Thought for a sec you said he was married to a club there KB ... was thinking there's total dedication!

Avonali, you ought to copyright Paddy Pedal Power as a marketing ploy before they.... a chance to make a few quid back off them finally?!

Fully agree with XXX. Why should the Saturday slot be fixed if one of the participants turns out to Dublin? Just another example of discriminatory group think. Should be a toss for it between the two fixtures regardless."
:-) he's some man Pericles

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 13956 - 30/07/2021 15:22:37    2365835

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So Dublin game is on at 6 on the Saturday 14th and Kerry v Tyrone on Sunday 15th at 3:30. I'm not unhappy with that but what is their criteria for doing that? Apparently there will be up to 40,000 allowed for both. Surely Kerry and Tyrone should be on Saturday, supporters not having to drive a long way back with work the next day. Also might give a boost to the hotels, pubs and restaurants of Dublin to have a few more around that Saturday night.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 6311 - 01/08/2021 19:23:30    2366553

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Replying To GreenandRed:  "So Dublin game is on at 6 on the Saturday 14th and Kerry v Tyrone on Sunday 15th at 3:30. I'm not unhappy with that but what is their criteria for doing that? Apparently there will be up to 40,000 allowed for both. Surely Kerry and Tyrone should be on Saturday, supporters not having to drive a long way back with work the next day. Also might give a boost to the hotels, pubs and restaurants of Dublin to have a few more around that Saturday night."
Well I expect there to be more travelling fans from Mayo than of either Tyrone or Kerry. The attendances for semi finals are actually 24,000 but last time when Kerry and Tyrone met in the semi in 2019 the attendance was 33,000 so it wouldn't make much difference anyways, especially with Kerry expected to make the final I expect there will be less demand this time from Kerry supporters than in 2019 for tickets as Kerry were actually underdogs going into that game so it could actually happend that 24,000 might not even go through the turnstiles. However I think Dublin vs Mayo would easily have filled Croke Park this time around as well just like 2019, I expect there will be a good portion of Mayo supporters booking in on the Saturday night in Dublin to make a weekend out of it. Kerry and Tyrone supporters that do travel are more likely to be one day travellers. Anyways I think it was outlined before the Championship began that Connacht vs Leinster would be the 14th and Munster v Ulster on the 15th.

AnFear16 (Kerry) - Posts: 28 - 01/08/2021 21:19:47    2366625

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "I couldn't tell you Avon, I know nothing about gambling thankfully, but I haven't seen enough improvement from Kerry to put us as favourites,"
I suggest a visit to specsavers

superbluedub (Dublin) - Posts: 2792 - 01/08/2021 21:35:11    2366628

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "I agree, and hopefully Mr Mccarthy won't be pandering to the big blue behemoth like the last 4/5 presidents, although I read that he's married to a dub and is living in dublin so I won't hold my breath."
The bitterness will be the death of you -:)

superbluedub (Dublin) - Posts: 2792 - 01/08/2021 21:37:59    2366635

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