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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: October 30, 2020, 12:00:46 AM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-foyle-west-54731262

There is a lot in this. Seems somewhat strange it's been recorded as a Covid case.
Definitely appears very strange that they would record it as a covid case if he had no symptoms and was negative when he passed away. Very sad whatever the cause.

After reading the case above you have to wonder about the other story BBC NI were running today that Altnagelvin might need to ration oxygen. Maybe this should be in the ďwhat the f**kĒ section

If you test positive in the last 28 days of life you count. Its to take account of those who catch it and never really get better.

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: October 29, 2020, 11:50:38 PM »
Surely the spotlight should turn to the LPS as to why the money was paid out in the first place. Maybe fat boy Nolan should investigate that or am Iím missing something here

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: October 19, 2020, 10:55:49 PM »
Derry SHC was 2 groups of 4 where placings determined who played who. Slaughtneil and Lynches finished top of their group and went into the SHC final. 2nd played 3rd from the opposite group to determine who played Intermediate/Junior. Winners played in the IHC Final and losers played in the JHC Final
This format should be used in Down for Senior and Intermediate championships. Junior could be separate championships

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: October 18, 2020, 10:20:04 PM »
Congrats to Down Hurlers on winning promotion from NHL 2B today

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: October 01, 2020, 10:44:11 PM »
You canít concede a league game, or you will start next season with a 2 point penalty.

The PHA can of course close a club down which overrules everyone.

Under the present circumstances I doubt CCC would enforce the 2 point penalty

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: October 01, 2020, 08:00:59 PM »
Does anyone know what protocol there is for remainder of league if a club is shut due to covid? Do they forfeit the match. At the minute I know that the Bridge and Saul are closed.Are there any others?

The rules are you’ve 72 hours to play the game, if you can’t due to covid you forfeit the points
   What has gone on in Saul since their tremendous IFC win? The whole area and even further afield has a Covid line back to that Sunday.
I'm hearing they took a bus to the Final in Newry.

Tittle tattle
   My tittle tattle person is rarely wrong

Surely someone was already infected before the bus trip or am I missing something

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GAA Discussion / Re: Can we help out a local soccer club?
« on: September 15, 2020, 04:08:06 PM »
I think youíre maybe missing my point.

Itís a scenario much less likely to unfold as long as committees are bound to a constitution.

If committees though can just do what they like, it creates opportunities for Non-GAA interests to be satisfied.

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Ros thereís no need to twist my words and make me sound anti-soccer. My own club is full of members who are also members of soccer clubs, including my children, and not so long ago me. I would encourage any Gaelic Footballer to play soccer, Hurling and vice versa.

If you donít want to see the dangers in GAA clubs breaking their constitutions, thatís okay. Fire away. But donít make me out as something Iím not.

Corrected that for you

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GAA Discussion / Re: Sports Funding in NI
« on: August 31, 2020, 06:17:17 PM »
Seeing as the GAA got nothing from 1922 to the mid 1990s.....

Club I played for as a juvenile applied for funding to build a pitch in the early 90ís. Only money available at the time was Dept. of Education. Catch was they had a hold on the pitch and wanted to hire it out to anyone to use ie local soccer clubs hence grounds couldnít be vested by GAA so no championship games etc. This was the policy for years to discourage GAA clubs of availing of funding. We decided to build pitch on our own and raise money ourselves.

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: August 29, 2020, 07:51:25 PM »
Brannigan and ward up in front of disciplinary committee tonight.
What is wrong with these Kilcoo players
Absolutely disgusting comments towards Paul Faloon
Disgusting in the highest order
Regardless of the result that has no place in our games
Ah it would make you cross
Disgusting

There is no ďdisciplinary committeeĒ CCC will have proposed a penalty. Players must either accept or request a hearing to the Hearings Committee. This committee will not know the proposed sanction and on evidence presented will determine a penalty which may be greater or less than proposed

By the way well done Dromara. A lot of money spent by St. Johnís to be beat by a division 4 team.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: August 28, 2020, 09:48:04 PM »
New cases over the past seven days in NI.

Belfast +117
Mid & East Antrim +72
Armagh Banbridge & Craigavon +55
Antrim & Newtownabbey +41

Iíll guarantee anyone that if the above numbers had occurred in Newry Mourne & Down or Derry & Strabane these Council areas would be in lockdown by now

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GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game 2020
« on: June 28, 2020, 10:34:03 PM »
So far tonight there are 4 Division 1 teams in Ulster and there are no floodlit grounds in Ulster.

What are you talking about? Down & Armagh both have floodlit grounds. Not sure about the rest

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: June 20, 2020, 10:44:30 PM »
To be honest, compiling that fixture list would not be easy and it looks clear and transparent.
Down Gaa used to be a shambles at leagues, draws, cups etc but in the past numbers of years  it seems very professional.
Although we all want to win a championship or league title, we should all enjoy the few games we will have this year and chance of meet old friends and foes.
I for one wont be complaining about a long trip to the far end of the county on a Friday evening with a coffee and sandwich from a Petrol station.


Supersub Downjim and a positive tone don't go together.You see his post above - who is he trying to impress with that one !

So regulations are still in place here but why oh why are teams out training ?
Club committees or County Boards need to take action on this , no concern for the welfare of society and above the law .Well I hope to see Club Committes and County Boards suspend these people from our association. It is reckless and showing disregard to society and sending a very bad example to those young lads summoned to training.Covid19 is a serious issue , a life and death issue and we all must follow the guidelines and those that don't should be punished.
Sporting Organizations are meant to lead so it will be interesting to see how our local coaches and managers are dealt with on this one.
The GAA in Down now have been set a test , are they going to punish these coaches and managers ? The GAA can not speak about caring for society and doing their best if they tolerate this.
I know many friends who are frontline workers and are disgusted.
If hairdressers and other professions have to keep the rules surely The GAA can also.

And punish those managers and coaches who decide to call training during a pandemic and against the law.

Might have to suspend themselves

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: June 06, 2020, 08:36:37 PM »
Well reasoned plan Wobbler for return on football for this year though word coming out from CCC  is probably going to involve all SFC games at Pairc Esler, though their plan is back door rather than round robin. The rationale is on basis of social distancing of supporters.
Would be great if plan also involves reserves.
Biggest headache will be juveniles. Hard for GAA to organise training and games for 15 aside when that number is larger than what will be allowed into school classes even in September. Logistical nightmare with lot of manpower involved in the planning of all training and games

A back door championship potentially wonít give some teams many games, some may only get 2 or 3 games. Co. Board would need to provide something more.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: June 05, 2020, 10:11:41 PM »
What's the story with crossing the border when the ban is lifted in July? Do you have to isolate for two weeks after you return?

Wise up, in fact just go an isolate for the next 6 months

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: May 12, 2020, 11:12:57 PM »
The scientific models are wrong. They donít know the R value.

course they don't know "the R value".

There is no one single R value.

It varies from area to area and hour to hour. It is highly dependent on unpredictable people doing unpredictable things.

It is impossible to know what it is across a country at any given time... and even if you did - it would not (by definition) be an accurate reflection beyond anything but a very limited scope.


Of course, you already know all this as you've studied the matter extensively and have published numerous journal read a few news papers about it.

You are probably correct but this is the benchmark that the NI Executive are pinning their relaxation of lockdown on. This figure can be manipulated at any stage by the ďmedical expertsĒ to suit their own agenda

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