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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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Re: 2022 Fixtures

Post by oldfogey » Tue Aug 09, 2022 10:34 pm

Although nothing has been announced, the away fixture in Tallaght is listed on their website for

Sunday 21st August ko 7pm.

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Re: 2022 Fixtures

Post by niall_hearty2000 » Tue Aug 09, 2022 11:22 pm

oldfogey wrote: Tue Aug 09, 2022 10:34 pm Although nothing has been announced, the away fixture in Tallaght is listed on their website for

Sunday 21st August ko 7pm.
It was announced at the Derry match.
Dundalk Fc. First Irish club to win points in group stages of a major European Competition.

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Re: 2022 Fixtures

Post by oldfogey » Wed Aug 10, 2022 12:33 am

niall_hearty2000 wrote: Tue Aug 09, 2022 11:22 pm
oldfogey wrote: Tue Aug 09, 2022 10:34 pm Although nothing has been announced, the away fixture in Tallaght is listed on their website for

Sunday 21st August ko 7pm.
It was announced at the Derry match.
I must have missed it. However I did check our own website before I posted. As of now it still says Friday at 8pm and - to the best of my knowledge - there has been no Tweet.

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Re: 2022 Fixtures

Post by oldfogey » Wed Aug 10, 2022 5:33 pm

Update: the Sligo Rovers away fixture has been re-scheduled for Monday 29th August, 72 hours after we travel to Wexford (also confirmed for Friday night). That's 500 miles and over 10 hours on a bus for the players, plus stops. Who dreams up this sh#£? (and Sligo won't have played Friday as they're out of the cup)

Fri Aug 12th - Bohemians v Dundalk
Sun Aug 21st - Shamrock Rovers v Dundalk 7pm
Fri Aug 26th - Wexford v Dundalk
Mon Aug 29th - Sligo Rovers 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

One more twist in the tail. The draw for the group stages of whichever competition Rovers are in will allocate them a game for MD 6 on Nov 3rd. PD is due to finish on Nov 4th. All R36 games are supposed to be played on the same night, same ko time.

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Re: 2022 Fixtures

Post by oldfogey » Tue Aug 23, 2022 12:06 am

Our home game with Shelbourne on Friday 2nd September will be live on RTE2.

The report on RTE also listed a number of other rearranged fixtures, including moving Rovers games to Sundays where they have a Conference match on the Thursday. It also talks about the need to delay the entire final day series of fixtures, although it is unclear whether this was a comment by the FAI, or just an assumption by the journalist. That won't go down well with players from Pat's or Sligo (out of the cup) who have already booked their holidays.

https://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2022/08 ... ve-on-rte/

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Re: 2022 Fixtures

Post by Weelilywhite » Tue Aug 23, 2022 12:19 pm

Cannot understand why all the Shams matches are at 7pm. Is ibecause Rovers wanted them at this time to avoid a conflict with the Premiership ?
Not fair on Harps or Derry supporters to expect them drive home from Tallaght that late on a Sun night

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Re: 2022 Fixtures

Post by oldfogey » Tue Aug 23, 2022 3:58 pm

Weelilywhite wrote: Tue Aug 23, 2022 12:19 pm Cannot understand why all the Shams matches are at 7pm. Is ibecause Rovers wanted them at this time to avoid a conflict with the Premiership ?
Not fair on Harps or Derry supporters to expect them drive home from Tallaght that late on a Sun night
Could affect us too if they push the final round of games to 6 or 7pm on the Sunday, given that we will be away to Derry. A lot of kids won't be allowed to travel. At least Sunday (Rugby v South Africa is Saturday) is free from other broadcasts so they might go mid afternoon. And on that note - although technically a different thread - Ireland v Fiji is the day before the Cup Final.

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Re: 2022 Fixtures

Post by oldfogey » Sun Sep 11, 2022 8:37 am

A quick reminder to anyone who hasn't got them in their diaries, this is the run in.

Fri Sep 16th - Waterford v Dundalk 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
Final round of fixtures likely to move to Sunday due to Rovers involvement in Europe unless the title and 9th and 10th places are already settled, in which case just the Rovers v UCD game

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Re: 2022 Fixtures

Post by mike » Sun Sep 11, 2022 3:15 pm

Lucky for us 4 of the last 6 are at home, with the away form so bad, we just might sneak 3rd, but by christ improvement has got to happen and quickly.

Plus we will abs need to beat Pats on 07/10.

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