The Cavan County Board have denied seeking to move their All-Ireland Football Championship semi-final with Dublin out of Croke Park.

The Ulster and Leinster champions will meet on Saturday 5 December at a venue to be determined. 

There has been discussion among some pundits about taking the game to an alternative venue given there will be no crowd and the unique pairing for a semi-final, particularly as the last four teams remaining in this year's competition are the same as the 1920 edition.

Indeed Cavan manager Mickey Graham questioned the need to play the game in a stadium Dublin regularly use and compete in.

He said: "With the year that is in it, no crowds allowed in, is there a need to go to it, that's my point?

"Would a nice neutral venue, somewhere different for a change, be any harm? For Dublin, that's like their own back garden, they are so used to playing there.

"A lot of our lads would never have been there before, it's a first time for them and it's a huge experience for them and it's definitely a disadvantage for us. 80%

"I'm sure we would like to play it in a different venue. For us to go to Croke Park itself the task is going to be huge, so it would be nice but the powers that be will decide that."

However today the county board attempted to "clarify" the matter by saying they will oblige with the CCC decision.

They said: "Cavan Co Board would like to clarify that they absolutely and categorically have never considered, nor, have they any intention of applying for a venue change for the upcoming All Ireland semi-final fixture.

"We are honoured and look forward to playing the All-Ireland semi-final as is fixed by the CCC."