Super 8 series: Donegal want Dublin venue switch

Donegal's Stephen McBrearty comes under pressure from Dublin defender Eric Lowndes
Donegal's Stephen McBrearty comes under pressure from Dublin defender Eric Lowndes

Donegal are unhappy that their opening Super 8 match against Dublin on 14 July will be played at Croke Park.

The county board is seeking to to meet with the GAA on Thursday in a bid to get the venue for the game changed.

Donegal believe Dublin should not have two of their three round-robin fixtures at their 'home' venue of Croke Park.

"The intention of the meeting is to ensure a level playing field for every team who qualify and ensure no team has any advantage," said the Donegal board.

The new format sees each side play a home and away fixture and one at Croke Park.

There is a 19:00 BST throw-in for the match while Kerry will take on Galway at Croke Park in another first round encounter the following day at 16:00.

The remaining Super 8 fixtures will be confirmed after the final round of All-Ireland qualifiers this weekend.

There could be five Ulster teams in the Super 8 series with Tyrone, Armagh, Fermanagh and Monaghan competing in the round four qualifiers.

Dublin and Donegal will be joined in Group Two with the winners of Cork v Tyrone and Roscommon v Armagh.

Group One comprises Kerry and Galway with the victors of Fermanagh v Kildare and Laois v Monaghan.

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