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Dublin's Neutral Venue For Super 8'S

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what if Dublin get a smaller team away from home that made a good run in the qualifiers, say Longford. 8,00 won't be enough to house everyone so that will be moved to a neutral venue so essentially its very possible for the Dubs to have 2 home and 1 neutral which isn't great for anyone really.

NaomhNaille (Donegal) - Posts: 114 - 16/06/2018 23:20:11    2112201

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The maddest part of all this is that the GAA and Dublin fans actually DO believe that Croke Park is a neutral venue. You couldn't make this stuff up. They'll be telling us next the Earth is flat, the moon is made of cheese and the dish really did run away with the spoon.

Ulsterman (Antrim) - Posts: 9100 - 16/06/2018 23:38:24    2112203

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Replying To Soma:  "When Roscommon won Connacht in 2001 but got beat by Galway in Castlebar in the AI quarter final there was lots of complaints from across the country about how unfair it was they never got to play in Croke Park. Since then every provincial winner has been guaranteed a game in Croke Park.
Interesting to see Clones mentioned as a neutral venue - if Donegal were to play Dublin there it would be Donegals 5th game at Clones this season. If the game is played at Croke Park it would be Dublins 8th game this season there. If it's all about fairness then the neutral venue would have to be Castlebar presumably where neither team would have much advantage."
The atmosphere in Castlebar that day way better than what would have been in HQ. 33k very colourful I recall as good as any provincial final back in the day. Yes not a great game but pre match wonderful with many in the pubs around Castlebar watching Kerry Dub draw in Thurles which was the earlier game.

kiloughter (Galway) - Posts: 1377 - 17/06/2018 07:09:57    2112217

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Replying To Ulsterman:  "The maddest part of all this is that the GAA and Dublin fans actually DO believe that Croke Park is a neutral venue. You couldn't make this stuff up. They'll be telling us next the Earth is flat, the moon is made of cheese and the dish really did run away with the spoon."
I don't know one Dublin fan that thinks Croke Park is neutral. Not sure it ever was.. it's always been in Dublin right.

I certainly don't. So please go easy with that broad brush of yours Ulsterman

I see that you're a bit bored on a Sunday. Time to log on and have a go at Dublin aye.. glad that we give you something to do ;)

I've seen it said alright to wind the likes of you up (I see it's working) but certainly no Dub fan I know sees CP as a neutral venue anymore. ( That's if it ever was) It's our home ground now and it will continue to be unless a new stadium is built. This will of course cost many millions of tax payer money and GAA funding. So not sure how people would react to that seeing that there's already a stadium in Dublin that allows for large attendances.

But sure we play where we are told! Right now we're told to play in Croke Park

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 18619 - 17/06/2018 12:17:28    2112235

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