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Do Dublin play 2 home games in the super 8s?

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Replying To TheUsername:  "I haven't seen anything to say this wont be the case.

Think its unfair myself, other counties should have an option of playing at neutral venue if they so wish in my opinion. Would love a spin down to park ui chaoimh or somewhere myself."
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You say that you would love a spin down to x,y,z. That's ok because the dubs haven't had to do it and the dubs would most likely win. If you have been traveling for 40 years you may change your mind. Missing out on family time, expense, work, you may change your mind very quickly. I wouldn't change it for the world but it can be a massive pain. I would love to be able to hop on the train or bus and be home in 15 mins. I know some Dubs on here live in other counties but most aren't too far from Croke park.

The_Fridge (Tyrone) - Posts: 1362 - 23/09/2017 17:29:51    2049644

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Replying To The_Fridge:  "Username
You say that you would love a spin down to x,y,z. That's ok because the dubs haven't had to do it and the dubs would most likely win. If you have been traveling for 40 years you may change your mind. Missing out on family time, expense, work, you may change your mind very quickly. I wouldn't change it for the world but it can be a massive pain. I would love to be able to hop on the train or bus and be home in 15 mins. I know some Dubs on here live in other counties but most aren't too far from Croke park."
My favorite was a couple of guys at work complaining they had to wait TEN MINUTES!!! to get the next bus back on Leinster final day, obviously worse than my parents sitting in traffic for an extra hour.

Iamlegion666 (Monaghan) - Posts: 285 - 23/09/2017 18:36:51    2049663

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Replying To The_Fridge:  "Username
You say that you would love a spin down to x,y,z. That's ok because the dubs haven't had to do it and the dubs would most likely win. If you have been traveling for 40 years you may change your mind. Missing out on family time, expense, work, you may change your mind very quickly. I wouldn't change it for the world but it can be a massive pain. I would love to be able to hop on the train or bus and be home in 15 mins. I know some Dubs on here live in other counties but most aren't too far from Croke park."
I take your point mate, on the vast majority of championship games being in Croke park for the senior football team in the championship. Personally I would like that to change.

But it's over egged a bit, Dublin fans have the same no of league away games as anyone. The hurlers played the majority of their games away this year. The U21s won the football all Ireland and didn't have one game in Dublin as well as the minors up to the semi final.

Very few counties could teach us anything about away games to be honest.

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 1834 - 23/09/2017 19:49:34    2049691

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After the super 8s will the semi finals be the same routine as in the past, in 2011 it was Connacht v Munster and Ulster v Leinster, same in 2014 and 17, in 2012, 15 it was Connacht v Leinster Ulster v Munster, in 2018 are we looking at a possible Dublin v Mayo and Kerry v Tyrone semi final if all 4 win their provincial titles

riverboys (Mayo) - Posts: 1294 - 23/09/2017 23:00:12    2049771

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Replying To riverboys:  "After the super 8s will the semi finals be the same routine as in the past, in 2011 it was Connacht v Munster and Ulster v Leinster, same in 2014 and 17, in 2012, 15 it was Connacht v Leinster Ulster v Munster, in 2018 are we looking at a possible Dublin v Mayo and Kerry v Tyrone semi final if all 4 win their provincial titles"
No, that rotation becomes part of the group stage.

So next season we have Connacht v Leinster champions in one group and Ulster v Munster in the other group. The qualifiers teams in each group are predetermined also. So the Ulster finalist or the team that beats them in round 4 will go into the opposite group to the Ulster champion.

1st in A plays 2nd in B in the semifinals.

This is a bit better than the current system. Now you can have repeats of Provincial finals in the All Ireland final again if both teams win their respective groups. This hasn't been the way since the A and B sides of the qualifiers were brought in.

Whammo86 (Antrim) - Posts: 2129 - 24/09/2017 08:16:58    2049800

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