DUBLIN football icon Vinnie Murphy has had his say in the debate about whether playing All-Ireland semi-finals at Croke Park puts other counties at a disadvantage.
Former Galway defender Declan Kyne is one of many voices in the game advocating that All-Ireland semi-finals involving Dublin should be moved away from HQ.
Jim Gavin's men travelled to Omagh to face Tyrone last year in the new Super 8s format -one of only 12 championship games the Dubs have played away from Croke Park since 2000.
Galway defender Declan Kyne says it’s time for Dublin’s All-Ireland semi-finals to be moved out of Croke Park to a neutral venue https://t.co/q1Dqqura6D via @RTEgaa @RTEsport pic.twitter.com/dBVI8Q2lbN
— RTÉ (@rte) January 23, 2019
And now Murphy has come up with a whole host of concessions to give other counties a fighting chance, including blindfolding goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton and limiting the Dubs to shooting outside the '45.
We might be waiting a while before these quirky suggestions from the 1995 All-Ireland winner see the light of day.
Dubs to play under newrules demanded by rest
1.All games at venue of opponents choice,.
2. Dublin only allowed one hop or sole.
3.Dubs only allowed play with what the opposition say is their weakest side.
3.Cluxton to be blindfolded.
4 Dubs allowed no score from inside 45.
— Vinnie Murphy QFA (@Vinniedub14) January 23, 2019
After that Tyrone match last year, Gavin had been quick to rubbish any notion that the champions were dubious about a break from the norm.
“I think every team enjoys going on the road. We certainly do and the supporters do,” he said.
“The Super 8s is a great format. There are eight teams getting more games and that will push the standard on again."
Dublin get their Allianz National League Division 1 campaign underway this Sunday away to Monaghan in Clones.