McGuinness says Croker gives Dublin unfair advantage, as Kildare win battle for Newbridge

The GAA have backed down in the row with the Kildare footballers over the venue of their third round qualifier.

The match against Mayo is now set to take place in Newbridge, though that has yet to be confirmed by the association.

The fixture was due to be played as part of a double-header with the Cavan versus Tyrone game on Saturday, but Kildare refused to line out at Croke Park, and forego home advantage.

The GAA highlighted safety and capacity issues with St Conleth’s Park in Newbridge, but reports say the GAA have gone back on their decision, and the game will go ahead in Newbridge on Saturday at 7pm.

Meanwhile, former All-Ireland-winning Donegal boss Jim McGuinness says Dublin should only have one of their ‘Super 8′ fixture at Croke Park.

The All Ireland champions are set to play both their home and neutral game at headquarters, starting with a game against Ulster champions Donegal in two weeks’ time.

There have been calls for that game to be moved out of Dublin and played at the 36,000-capacity St Tiernach’s Park in Clones, the scene of Donegal’s Ulster final defeat of Fermanagh last weekend.

Glenties native McGuinness says that continues to give them an unfair advantage…