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Rules Fall In Dublin's Favour As Donegal & GAA Release Joint-Statement

Rules Fall In Dublin's Favour As Donegal & GAA Release Joint-Statement
By Arthur James O'Dea Updated

After announcing their decision to "seek clarification on how any County may use a Ground as both Neutral and a Home venue" ahead of their Super 8 clash with Dublin, Donegal have released a joint-statement with the GAA indicating that "there was nothing in [the rules] to prohibit this."

In a meeting that took place in Croke Park earlier today, it was accepted by both parties "that the rules in relation to the new All Ireland SFC Quarter Final Round Robin system had been democratically adopted at Congress 2017 and that these provided for all Round 1 games to be played at Croke Park and each county to subsequently have one home and one away game."

As a result, this decision will see Dublin play two of their three Super 8 games in Croke Park as planned.

The joint-statement also reveals that Donegal "requested in light of the issues they highlighted, that a review of the first year of the new championship structures be held by Central Council later in the year and that all counties be invited to submit their observations in this context."

With certain counties feeling that Dublin are in essence being afforded two home ties in a three-game series, while the seven other counties in question will only be given one, the joint-statement declared that "it was agreed that the issues highlighted by Donegal would be considered as part of this process and that if Central Council collectively felt that non-structural changes to aspects of the Championship were required, that these could be put to Annual Congress in 2019 for consideration."

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