Croke Park will host the All-Ireland quarter-final between Dublin and Donegal, the GAA have confirmed.

Donegal had objected to the venue, on the grounds that Croke Park is essentially the Dubs’ home pitch.

But following a meeting between Donegal County Board officials and GAA top brass, a statement was released announcing the news.

However, the Association has confirmed that a review of the new Championship format will be conducted by their governing Central Council later this year, with any 'non-structural' changes suggested going before Annual Congress if required.

The first round of quarter-final games are to be played over the weekend of 14 and 15 July at Croke Park, with Dublin-Donegal on the Saturday and Kerry-Galway on the Sunday with four qualifier teams to join them.

The joint-statement read: "The GAA has confirmed that a meeting between senior officials and members of the Donegal County Committee took place in Croke Park earlier today.

"It was accepted as part of these discussions, that the rules in relation to the new All-Ireland SFC quarter-final round robin system had been democratically adopted at Congress 2017 and that these provided for all Round 1 games to be played at Croke Park and each county to subsequently have one home and one away game.

"While Donegal challenged how any team could nominate Croke Park as their home venue, it was acknowledged that there was nothing in Rule to prohibit this.

"Donegal also requested in light of the issues they highlighted, that a review of the first year of the new Championship structures be held by Central Council later in the year and that all counties be invited to submit their observations in this context."

The Dubs play most of their matches at Croke Park

It concluded: "It was agreed that the issues highlighted by Donegal would be considered as part of this process and that if Central Council collectively felt that non-structural changes to aspects of the Championship were required, that these could be put to Annual Congress in 2019 for consideration."

This year is the first year of the Super 8, when the eight quarter-finalists will be divided into two groups of four, each playing three games.

Under rule, each team is supposed to have one home, one away and one game at Croke Park.

However, Dublin will play two games at Croke Park, with their away fixture on the road against the winner of this weekend’s qualifier game between Cork and Tyrone.

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