WILL DUBS BE ASKED TO LEAVE CROKER?
The Leinster Council is expected to discuss whether or not the Dublin footballers gain an unfair advantage from playing all their games in Croke Park when delegates convene in Portlaoise tonight.
Jim Gavin’s charges will once again play all of their home Allianz League games at GAA headquarters next year, but there have been calls for their Leinster SFC quarter-final against either Longford or Offaly to be played in either O’Connor Park or Glennon Brothers Pearse Park.
A vote to move Dublin out of Croke Park for last June’s Leinster quarter-final with Laois was defeated 11-1 at the corresponding meeting last year, with the O’Moore men the only county in favour of it.
The last time Dublin played outside Croker in the Leinster SFC was in 2006 when they had just two points to spare over Longford at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park.
It’s expected that the status quo will remain in light of the fact that Dublin’s championship opener against Laois this year drew a crowd of 41,000, which is more than the combined capacities of O’Connor Park and Pearse Park.