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General discussion / Re: James McClean
« on: March 27, 2020, 08:24:50 PM »
I had a laugh at it.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: March 27, 2020, 04:10:11 PM »
i know this will never happen but if this lockdown on sports activities lasts beyond end of May i would actually love to see the inter county season voided for 2020.....forget about start 2021 as we started 2020.

But im wise enough to know this will never happen becuase the money men in croke park wont allow it and they need their bonuses and holidays abroad paid for.

Every footballer in Ireland at this moment in time is in Limbo - when we do actually get back up and running the inter county season will be given precedence over the club - therefore meaning club footballers will still be in limbo.

Declare the 2020 intercounty season null and void, let the clubs take centre stage, every player in ireland will be getting the football their so badly craving at this time, no-one will be left behind.

let the clubs go hell for leather in their respective leagues June, July and August and then let the championships begin in September.

And being honest, i dont think there would be too many people disappointed if the inter county season was shelved (apart from the dinosaurs in croker and few inter country players on the top teams)

But i just know when the dust settles on all this that clubs will get shafted once again because they need euros in the door and it really shouldnt be the case.

I'd be in favour of that but ideally I'd like to see the league concluded given that there's two rounds of it left and it could quite easily be done in the space of 7 days.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: March 26, 2020, 12:37:23 PM »
So McKenna is coming home again. Any hope the financial uncertainty with the AFL might keep him home this time?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: March 26, 2020, 12:27:18 AM »
I initially assumed the Cheltenham story was made up.

Nobody, and I mean nobody would be cretinous enough to campaign for a lockdown after being over there. Never mind a barrister. Surely?

Does anyone on here know him personally l? Is he alright?

I see the comedian Lee Mack has apparently tested positive after being in Cheltenham

If that’s true, how many other unknown punters picked it up (or passed it on) while there? Utter madness that it went ahead.

Did the test come back negative for him being a comedian?

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 - 2020
« on: March 25, 2020, 12:21:17 PM »
https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/revealed-gaa-may-stage-remaining-league-games-as-championship-warm-ups-39074509.html
Maybe the reprieve for Meath isn't quite there yet.
It's a fairly optimistic viewpoint from the GAA here in terms of the time lines but I can see the logic in holding off on scrapping it as long as possible and using the two remaining league games as warm ups for the championship (if it is played at all this year). Bit much to ask teams to go into what will inevitably be a changed and straight knock-out championship format not having played a competitive match in months.

It's only two weeks effectively. They should finish off the league before any Championship starts.

I still see Championship as very unlikely this year.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: March 23, 2020, 01:46:47 PM »
Would have Cormac McAnallen in there somewhere.

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 - 2020
« on: March 23, 2020, 10:58:41 AM »
So it looks like Mayo will be relegated with the league being cancelled.

Be very unfair with all the possible permutations still on offer. You’d have to think at this stage  championship will be scrapped for 2020, perhaps a slight possibility of remaining two league games to be played in sept/October . All seems pretty irrelevant at this time anyway.  I’d hazard

Can't see any chance of the Championship being played.

Squads will be three or four months out of training by the time we see the earliest possible resumption of normal activity and that's effectively back in pre-season mode.

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General discussion / Re: The Recession
« on: March 23, 2020, 10:07:59 AM »
Italy 59 k cases 5476 deaths .

USA 39k cases 396 deaths .

I still don’t understand why Italy’s ratio is soo off the scale .

There were 14k new cases alone in the US yesterday, it hit Italy about 4 weeks prior to the US. Those death statistics in the US could rise dramatically in the coming weeks.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: March 21, 2020, 06:34:36 PM »
I still don't think the gravity of this has struck with some people, this will escalate for another two months or so, it will lead to huge numbers in terms of loss of life. I don't think Italy are an outlier in terms of severity, I think they were the least well prepared for it but I expect similar relative numbers across most of Europe.

The UK is fucked.

I think you are wrong about Italy being least well prepared. Italy has twice the amount of critical care beds per 100,000 citizens than the UK or Ireland has. They were overwhelmed. Perhaps their initial response was poor, I didn't know. What is certain is that if we get proportionately the amount of cases that Italy got then we are totally fucked

Least well prepared in that Italy was where the outbreak started in Europe, most countries had a two week head start to take proactive measures that Italy did not.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: March 21, 2020, 06:06:59 PM »
I still don't think the gravity of this has struck with some people, this will escalate for another two months or so, it will lead to huge numbers in terms of loss of life. I don't think Italy are an outlier in terms of severity, I think they were the least well prepared for it but I expect similar relative numbers across most of Europe.

The UK is fucked.

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GAA Discussion / Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« on: March 20, 2020, 02:23:52 PM »
Lots of moving parts to this but in answer to some of the comments above the data is there to suggest:

1. China and neighbouring Asian countries did a brilliant job of locking down this virus.

2. Unfortunately, the west didn't learn the lessons and ignored the problem until it was too late. The west put their economies ahead of people with a tinge of racism and superiority and is now going to pay a hefty price unfortunately

3. Ireland is doing better in my view than most of Europe and the US but we're still not testing nearly enough and we should have had a full lockdown much, much sooner.

4. Spain, Switzerland, UK, France, Germany - stats look really bad when you look at infection rates and testing rates per capita. This is a huge worry for us in Ireland as I think while we're going to be in trouble, these other bigger countries will be much worse.

There are of course many unknowns such as how effective contact tracing and social distancing are from place to place. My read is that in Ireland the authorities are bullish about the success of their contact tracing efforts and hence we haven't gone full lockdown. I really hope they're right and my worry is that while our testing effort thus far has been better than some, it's still not at a level to give you confidence.

I'd agree with this but I think Ireland benefited massively from being a small island on the outer West of Europe.

I think the South reacted much more seriously than the Tory/Unionist cabal up North, but travel should have been locked down on this island over a full month ago from infected areas. We were in a fantastic position to minimise the impact here but the horse had bolted long before the gate was shut.

The next few weeks will really tell us all.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: March 20, 2020, 01:40:56 PM »
A good mate thought he would getting some time off work as he's a teacher but understood he'd have to chip in at School and they'd do a rota and was more than happy to help, unfortunately he's been stitched up by the head and the vast majority of people he works with and is now going to end up working through the Easter holidays. The head came round the other day and read out a list of over 50 health issues of which some were very minor, 75% of all staff said they one or more (head had clearly briefed her friends first) and were told to go home and not come back for 12 weeks. Only a couple of them have kids that need to be home schooled and many of them are taking advantage of a situation, he reckons 3 of them are all over facebook stating there here to help any parents that require advice.

End up having to work through Easter?

My heart really goes out to those poor teachers.

Easter? I’d say last day of school would be end of a June, possibly different up your way

Why is a teacher hard done by if he has to work through Easter, most people have to.

I think it just typifies the bubble teachers live in.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: March 20, 2020, 12:48:21 PM »
A good mate thought he would getting some time off work as he's a teacher but understood he'd have to chip in at School and they'd do a rota and was more than happy to help, unfortunately he's been stitched up by the head and the vast majority of people he works with and is now going to end up working through the Easter holidays. The head came round the other day and read out a list of over 50 health issues of which some were very minor, 75% of all staff said they one or more (head had clearly briefed her friends first) and were told to go home and not come back for 12 weeks. Only a couple of them have kids that need to be home schooled and many of them are taking advantage of a situation, he reckons 3 of them are all over facebook stating there here to help any parents that require advice.

End up having to work through Easter?

My heart really goes out to those poor teachers.

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GAA Discussion / Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« on: March 18, 2020, 10:32:50 PM »
I expect that won't be played till May 2021.
Any Connacht Championship that might get played this year will not have NY in it.

As in the New York Galway game as the opener of the 2021 Championship or as in there will be no Championship this year?

I'm beginning to think with the latter, the window is shortening and I think this virus will only begin to peak in Ireland in April/May time and every precaution has to be taken.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Druidte
« on: March 18, 2020, 04:38:11 PM »
Noticed that loads of bars and more or less all the Clubs haven't even opened today with the Club Finals not taking place on their traditional date.

Are you a Japanese soldier?

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