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GAA To Sort 'Insane And Unfair' Super 8 Fixture Situation

GAA To Sort 'Insane And Unfair' Super 8 Fixture Situation
PJ Browne
By PJ Browne
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The workings of the GAA can be confounding at times.

There are just ten days to the second round of Super 8 games. The four games - Monaghan vs Kerry, Kildare vs Galway, Tyrone vs Dublin and Roscommon vs Donegal - are slated to take place on the weekend of July 21st and 22nd.

Yet, though we know the match-ups and the likely venues, no dates have yet been confirmed. That's also the case for the final round of games on the August Bank Holiday weekend.

In comparison, the Championship draw took place last October - a time that makes most think, 'Oh, that's on already' - with dates confirmed shortly after.

If you're a Kerry looking to book accommodation in Clones or a Roscommon fan considering heading to Dublin, it's a frustrating wait.


On Twitter this morning, Tomás Ó Sé called it "insane and unfair".

Coming to agreements with TV rights holders has likely been the cause of the delay.


GAA president John Horan has said it's a matter which will be sorted in the coming days.

"They are looking at that," Horan told the Irish Independent at the launch of the All-Ireland Hurling and Football Championships.

"I think that will be addressed in the next 48 hours and all of those fixtures will be laid out to you. I think they've been faced with a big challenge this year."


Photo by Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile

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