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GAA | All you need to know about the Super 8s
When does it begin? The first round of group fixtures will take place next weekend (July 14/15) in Croke Park.
What is the format? Eight teams have qualified for the Super 8s. They will be split into two groups of four, and each team will play three matches - one at home, one away, and one at a neutral venue (Croke Park). This means that Dublin will play at Croke Park twice (in both their home and neutral fixtures). The top two teams in each group will progress to the All-Ireland semi-finals. The winners of each group will play the second placed team in the other group. If teams finish level on points, progression will be decided on head-to-head records, and scoring difference will be used if the head-to-head fixture finishes in a draw. Who has qualified? The four provincial winners will be joined in the Super 8s by the winners of the weekend's four qualifier games. Dublin, Kerry, Donegal, and Galway won their respective provincial finals, and Roscommon, Tyrone, Monaghan, and Kildare have come through the weekend's qualifiers. The winners of the Leinster and Ulster finals have been paired together, meaning the Connacht and Munster winners also share a group. All-Ireland champions Dublin will be joined by Ulster winners Donegal, Tyrone, and Roscommon in Group 1. Group 2 contains Division One finalists Galway, Munster champions Kerry, Monaghan, and a resurgent Kildare. Fixtures On Saturday evening, Tyrone will face Roscommon (5pm) before Donegal lock horns with Dublin (7pm). Sunday's double-header will see Kildare take on Monaghan (5pm), and Kerry meet Galway (7pm). The second round will take place on July 21st/22nd. In Group 1, Kildare will host Galway in Newbridge, and Monaghan will welcome Kerry to Clones. In Group 2, Tyrone will welcome the Dubs to Omagh, and Roscommon will face Donegal at Dr Hyde Park. The third and final round of group games will take place on August 4th/5th. Kerry and Kildare will meet in Killarney, and Monaghan will travel to Salthill to take on Connacht champions Galway. Donegal will face Tyrone in Ballybofey, and Dublin and Roscommon will clash in Croker. What are the odds? Unsurprisingly, Jim Gavin's Dublin are expected to make the last four. The Dubs are 1/20 to make the semi-finals, while their Group 1 rivals Donegal are evens. Kildare are 11/4 to get out of the group, and Monaghan currently have odds of 11/8. Munster champions Kerry are 1/6 to get through Group 2, with Kevin Walsh's Galway given odds of 4/6. Mickey Harte's Tyrone are 6/5, and Roscommon - who beat Armagh on Saturday - are considered outsiders by the bookies at 4/1.