2022 Fixtures

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2022 Fixtures

Post by oldfogey » Mon Dec 20, 2021 5:43 pm

My initial reaction is that the fixtures are all over the place. The whole idea of "rounds" running in sequence appears to have gone out the window. Previous years worked fine, European sides playing each other, and minimal midweek games. If it ain't broke don't fix it. First 2 games against Rovers on Monday nights. Great.

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Re: 2022 Fixtures

Post by oldfogey » Thu Feb 24, 2022 3:57 pm

Interesting fixture schedule for March. Only one home game, and it's on a Monday.

Sat 6th (A) Sligo Rovers
Fri 11th (A) Shelbourne
Mon 14th (H) Shamrock Rovers
Fri 18th (A) Drogheda Utd
Fri 25th NO FIXTURES - INTERNATIONALS

On the other hand there are 5 Fridays in April, 4 of them at home.

Fri 1st (H) UCD
Fri 8th (A) St Patrick's Athletic.
Fri 15th (H) Sligo Rovers
Fri 22nd (H) Shelbourne
Fri 29th (H) Drogheda Utd

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Re: 2022 Fixtures

Post by oldfogey » Thu Mar 03, 2022 5:05 pm

Change of kick-off.

Shamrock Rovers v Dundalk on
(Easter) Monday 18 April will now kick off at 7pm

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Re: 2022 Fixtures

Post by oldfogey » Sun Jul 24, 2022 12:12 am

In the light of Rovers draw with Drogheda this afternoon, I had a quick look at our exposure to games being re-scheduled.

Our fixture in Tallaght on Friday August 19th falls between the 1st & 2nd legs of the playoff round of the European competitions. Whatever about the 3rd round, it's highly likely the FAI will give Rovers a free shot at making the group stages, and postpone the fixture. We would be screaming if it was us. That will leave us with 2 back fixtures to clear, the other being Sligo away. If Sligo and Pat's both progress - Rovers are still in UEFA competition for the next 5 weeks regardless of the result on Tuesday - it's going to get very messy. The FAI can't aspire to improve the League ranking while asking teams to play on Sundays inbetween European matches.

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Re: 2022 Fixtures

Post by oldfogey » Sun Aug 07, 2022 2:33 pm

With the draw for the next round of the cup already made - and some rearrangements - I thought it's time to mark the run-in to the end of the season. This was partly because of the need to keep in mind the back fixture away to Sligo, but also prompted by Gavin's interview with Skip on Friday night where he mentioned playing Rovers 2 weeks today. This game falls between the playoff legs of what will be probably be the Europa League qualifiers. I've not seen any official confirmation but it seems that Rovers either feel they can cope, or the league have said no to a postponement. If they win the EL tie, the first leg of the playoff will be away in either Azerbaijan or Turkey on the Thursday before our visit, so a very important precedent will be set by the FAI in dealing with the Shelbourne - St Pat's fiasco.

Sligo Rovers v Dundalk
ideally 5/6th Sep or 3/4th Oct
Fri Aug 12th - Bohemians v Dundalk
Sun Aug 21st - Shamrock Rovers v Dundalk
w/e Sun Aug 28th - Wexford v Dundalk
Fri Sep 2nd - Dundalk v Shelbourne
Fri Sep 9th - UCD v Dundalk
w/e Sun Sep 18th - FAI Cup QF
Fri Sep 23rd - International weekend
Fri Sep 30th - Dundalk v Drogheda Utd
Fri Oct 7th - Dundalk v St Patrick's Athletic
Fri Oct 14th - Finn Harps v Dundalk
This is also FAI Cup SF weekend
Fri Oct 21st - Dundalk v Sligo Rovers
Fri Oct 28th - Dundalk v Bohemians
Fri Nov 4th - Derry City v Dundalk

Leaving aside the Sligo away game and any potential cup ties, 4 of the last 6 games will be at home.

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