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I see the rest of the fixtures have been released for rounds 2 and 3 of the super 8's. Group 2 have their final games on a Sunday 6 days before the first semi final is played meaning that one of the 2 teams that qualify from this group are at a disadvantage. Chances are Dublin will top this group and if I were to have a guess I'd say the team that comes second is this group will be the ones that get screwed over. I can see a few motions for change at congress in relation to the super 8's going. There is a 3 week gap from the semi finals to the final...why not have a 2 week gap after both the final round of the super 8's and semi finals?

Mobot (Donegal) - Posts: 355 - 11/07/2018 15:42:59    2120757

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Replying To Mobot:  "I see the rest of the fixtures have been released for rounds 2 and 3 of the super 8's. Group 2 have their final games on a Sunday 6 days before the first semi final is played meaning that one of the 2 teams that qualify from this group are at a disadvantage. Chances are Dublin will top this group and if I were to have a guess I'd say the team that comes second is this group will be the ones that get screwed over. I can see a few motions for change at congress in relation to the super 8's going. There is a 3 week gap from the semi finals to the final...why not have a 2 week gap after both the final round of the super 8's and semi finals?"
Just saw that now, who ever did the fixtures hasn't a clue.

I also see the U20 final is down for 1:15 in crokepark on the Sunday before the dubs v Roscommon game wtf? The GAA must be expecting or hoping for a Kildare v Mayo final I'd say. As we're Playing Kildare at 6:00 the previous evening.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 7842 - 11/07/2018 16:15:23    2120766

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Despite the hype I dont believe that any of the weekends matches will be that competitive.
Tyrone +6
Dublin +8
Kildare +5
Kerry +6
Sweet odds on this ticket

MadgeKing (Cavan) - Posts: 316 - 11/07/2018 19:01:14    2120801

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Replying To Mobot:  "I see the rest of the fixtures have been released for rounds 2 and 3 of the super 8's. Group 2 have their final games on a Sunday 6 days before the first semi final is played meaning that one of the 2 teams that qualify from this group are at a disadvantage. Chances are Dublin will top this group and if I were to have a guess I'd say the team that comes second is this group will be the ones that get screwed over. I can see a few motions for change at congress in relation to the super 8's going. There is a 3 week gap from the semi finals to the final...why not have a 2 week gap after both the final round of the super 8's and semi finals?"
As to avoid a situation where the second semifinal goes to a replay and they play somebody in the final with three weeks rest while they will have been out 3 weeks in a row

joeteor (Donegal) - Posts: 105 - 11/07/2018 21:57:50    2120832

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Replying To MadgeKing:  "Despite the hype I dont believe that any of the weekends matches will be that competitive.
Tyrone +6
Dublin +8
Kildare +5
Kerry +6
Sweet odds on this ticket"
Ah good ol Madge, disregarding Monaghan's chances again!

patk (Monaghan) - Posts: 743 - 11/07/2018 22:03:11    2120834

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Replying To MadgeKing:  "Despite the hype I dont believe that any of the weekends matches will be that competitive.
Tyrone +6
Dublin +8
Kildare +5
Kerry +6
Sweet odds on this ticket"
Jesus what do u think
Roscommon
Galway
Donegal and Monaghan would do to ur lot
Although we do love playing ye.

OhtobeARossie (Roscommon) - Posts: 1138 - 11/07/2018 22:52:10    2120844

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Replying To OhtobeARossie:  "Jesus what do u think
Roscommon
Galway
Donegal and Monaghan would do to ur lot
Although we do love playing ye."
Very impressed by the cohesion within Connacht & the support within the province for your own super 8's.
But sure I suppose as they say, Envy is a sign of admiration.

greysoil (Monaghan) - Posts: 302 - 11/07/2018 23:19:05    2120849

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Replying To patk:  "Ah good ol Madge, disregarding Monaghan's chances again!"
Madge will always have to support Kildare considering the player transfer relationship between both counties

Farney1977 (Monaghan) - Posts: 59 - 11/07/2018 23:38:21    2120854

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Replying To Farney1977:  "Galway beat a tired Mayo team and were very lucky not to have been beaten by Roscommon. Just wonder how good that Galway team are...."
We in Kerry see Galway as our main opposition in this group but it's great to see some of the weaker counties getting into the Super 8's. Can only be good for the game.

Bigmickey (Kerry) - Posts: 12 - 12/07/2018 00:06:26    2120859

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Replying To patk:  "Ah good ol Madge, disregarding Monaghan's chances again!"
A cavan man showing his jealousy there. Unfortunately for that lot our route home with the cup will take in every town in Cavan.

Mona1 (Monaghan) - Posts: 21 - 12/07/2018 09:33:37    2120891

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That is totally irrelevant at this stage Rossie.
You will see soon there is a hierarchy within the so-called Super8 that will defeat the intended purpose.
Dont get too excited yourselves mind, Ros beat Leitrim and Armagh (just about) to get this far. The truth will hurt come Sunday, unfortunate but true.

MadgeKing (Cavan) - Posts: 316 - 12/07/2018 11:13:44    2120926

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Replying To MadgeKing:  "That is totally irrelevant at this stage Rossie.
You will see soon there is a hierarchy within the so-called Super8 that will defeat the intended purpose.
Dont get too excited yourselves mind, Ros beat Leitrim and Armagh (just about) to get this far. The truth will hurt come Sunday, unfortunate but true."
The future is blue..... I always thought this was in relation to a resurgent Cavan dominating gaa not as a depressing outlook on super 8's.

Farney1977 (Monaghan) - Posts: 59 - 12/07/2018 11:50:16    2120944

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Replying To Mobot:  "I see the rest of the fixtures have been released for rounds 2 and 3 of the super 8's. Group 2 have their final games on a Sunday 6 days before the first semi final is played meaning that one of the 2 teams that qualify from this group are at a disadvantage. Chances are Dublin will top this group and if I were to have a guess I'd say the team that comes second is this group will be the ones that get screwed over. I can see a few motions for change at congress in relation to the super 8's going. There is a 3 week gap from the semi finals to the final...why not have a 2 week gap after both the final round of the super 8's and semi finals?"
Is there that much of a difference between 6 days and 7 days? Croatia have 3 days to prepare for a World cup final. If it was 6 days versus 2 weeks then you could argue a big difference.

Al_Maguire (Donegal) - Posts: 87 - 12/07/2018 12:02:05    2120952

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Replying To MadgeKing:  "Despite the hype I dont believe that any of the weekends matches will be that competitive.
Tyrone +6
Dublin +8
Kildare +5
Kerry +6
Sweet odds on this ticket"
Can't say I would be in agreement with any of these.

I think the Rossies will give Tyrone a serious run for their money and wouldn't be one bit surprised to see them do a number on them. Tyrone have don't nothing this year to show they're a top 4 team.

I fancy Dublin by 4-7 points, pulling away in the last 10-15 mins but hoping to see Donegal have a serious hop off us for at least 55 mins.

Monaghan v Kildare: I can't call this one. Kildare have serious momentum for sure but Monaghan won't fear them one bit. Will be a great contest.

Kerry v Galway: Again hard to call. Could well be a draw but if really pushed to pick a winner I'd say Galway by 1-3 pts. Kerry defence is average at best and if Galway forwards click they'll tear them open. All depends if Galway want to actually play a bit and not sit back though.

TrueBlue35 (Dublin) - Posts: 40 - 12/07/2018 12:06:35    2120954

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Replying To MadgeKing:  "Despite the hype I dont believe that any of the weekends matches will be that competitive.
Tyrone +6
Dublin +8
Kildare +5
Kerry +6
Sweet odds on this ticket"
Enjoy losing your money there lad

WaitingInTheLongGrass (Roscommon) - Posts: 134 - 12/07/2018 12:29:55    2120964

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Replying To MadgeKing:  "Despite the hype I dont believe that any of the weekends matches will be that competitive.
Tyrone +6
Dublin +8
Kildare +5
Kerry +6
Sweet odds on this ticket"
Embarrassed for you.

greysoil (Monaghan) - Posts: 302 - 12/07/2018 14:35:29    2121015

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Replying To greysoil:  "Embarrassed for you."
A wee side wager for you then Greysoil...

If my predictions don't come up I will bow out of this forum for 6 months and plant a Monaghan flag outside Breffni Park
What will you offer in return ?? Wear a Cavan jersey to Clones on Sunday week maybe?

MadgeKing (Cavan) - Posts: 316 - 12/07/2018 14:52:19    2121025

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Replying To greysoil:  "Very impressed by the cohesion within Connacht & the support within the province for your own super 8's.
But sure I suppose as they say, Envy is a sign of admiration."
???

neverright (Roscommon) - Posts: 1401 - 12/07/2018 15:27:01    2121039

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Replying To MadgeKing:  "A wee side wager for you then Greysoil...

If my predictions don't come up I will bow out of this forum for 6 months and plant a Monaghan flag outside Breffni Park
What will you offer in return ?? Wear a Cavan jersey to Clones on Sunday week maybe?"
If only....

MuckrossHead (Donegal) - Posts: 4739 - 12/07/2018 17:16:49    2121077

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Replying To MadgeKing: "Despite the hype I dont believe that any of the weekends matches will be that competitive.
Tyrone +6
Dublin +8
Kildare +5
Kerry +6
Sweet odds on this ticket"


Jesus what do u think
Roscommon
Galway
Donegal and Monaghan would do to ur lot
Although we do love playing ye.

Neverright my comment was in the context of these exchanges & referring to the secret admiration our Cavan friends hold for the Farney.

greysoil (Monaghan) - Posts: 302 - 12/07/2018 18:03:57    2121088

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