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Here Are The Super 8s Permutations Heading Into The Final Games

Here Are The Super 8s Permutations Heading Into The Final Games

While all the attention was on Shane Lowry's exploits in Portrush, there was the small matter of a Super 8s double header taking place in Croke Park this afternoon.

Mayo overcame Meath with nine points to spare, while Kerry and Donegal played out a thrilling draw.

Couple those results with wins for Dublin and Tyrone last night, and we now have a much clearer picture of how the Super 8s groups might play out in two weeks.

Super 8s Permutations

Group 1

That late point from Michael Murphy to secure a draw for Donegal means this group is wide open heading into the final round of games. No team is guaranteed a place in the semi-final as of yet, while only Meath have no chance of going through.

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Donegal will travel to take on Mayo in McHale Park in the final game, while Kerry will go to Meath.

A win or a draw for the Ulster side will ensure their place in the semi-final. Mayo will need a win to get through, as they would lose the head-to-head tiebreaker should they finish level on points with Kerry.

If Kerry manage a win or a draw against Meath, they will also be assured of a semi-final spot. Even a defeat would still see them through if Donegal defeat Mayo.

If Mayo win and Kerry lose, the second spot will be decided on scoring difference between Kerry and Donegal, while the Connacht side will top the group.

If both Kerry and Donegal win, Donegal will likely need to better Kerry's result by two points to finish top of the group.

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Group 2

Tyrone and Dublin will advance from Group 2, with both sides having won each of their two games thus far. The meeting between those teams in two weeks will decide who tops the group.

Due to Dublin's superior scoring difference, Tyrone will need a win if they are to finish first.

Semi-Finals

Group 1 winner v Group 2 runner-up

Group 2 winner v Group 1 runner-up

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Gary Connaughton
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Beleaguered Westmeath man, constantly trying to recreate the buzz of the 2004 Leinster final replay.

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