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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: March 28, 2020, 02:50:08 PM »
Former Roscommon footballer Conor Connelly, suddenly.
Part of the Connacht Title winning side of 2001.
From memory was a Minor in 1993 so aged 45 at most.
R.I P Conor .

Go ndéana Dia trócaire air.

General discussion / Re: Bands you for forgot you liked
« on: March 28, 2020, 02:48:59 PM »

General discussion / Re: Bands you for forgot you liked
« on: March 27, 2020, 07:30:55 PM »
My bloody valentine

General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: March 27, 2020, 06:22:40 PM »

NPHET is particularly concerned about clusters of infection in health care settings, including at least nine nursing homes, eight hospitals, and two community long-stay environments.

It is also worried about the pattern and the rate of increase in daily Covid-19 admissions to intensive care units and the growing level of community transmission of the virus.

General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: March 27, 2020, 05:07:05 PM »
180 odd deaths in UK. 919 in Italy.

UK deaths could be scary this next time week.

*not that 180 in a day isn’t scary
the UK seems to be 2 weeks behind Italy

General discussion / Re: Dirua
« on: March 27, 2020, 05:06:29 PM »
Big change in a week!
Sterling used to have a higher yield. That was then.

Hurling Discussion / Re: NHL 2020
« on: March 27, 2020, 04:30:19 PM »

What is the pecking order in hurling right now?

Anthony Daly : All things being equal, I think Limerick are the best team in Ireland, even this league there was no day they didn’t make four or five changes and they were still at their ease. The pecking order for me would be Limerick, followed by Tipp, then Kilkenny, and maybe Wexford after that. The misfortune is for the likes of Clare, Galway and Waterford with new managements. I do think it’s the established teams with established managements that are best placed to deal with this lay-off.
DOC: Undoubtedly Limerick are the team to beat, you look at their form over the last couple of years – they won the All-Ireland two years ago, they won the league last year, they gave Tipperary an awful hammering in the Munster final and arguably they got hit with a couple of early blows in the semi-final, that by the time they recovered from them the fight was over. It will be a test of them to see how much they’ve learned from that, but all of the signs are that they’ve responded well and are undoubtedly the team to beat.

General discussion / Re: Scottish independence referendum thread
« on: March 27, 2020, 03:59:30 PM »
3rd attempt

Pressure from Salmond supporters will not be the only post-trial problem for Ms Sturgeon. Opposition parties are pushing for a full accounting of what the current first minister knew about allegations of misconduct against her predecessor and when she knew it.  The trial also raises questions for the civil service. Three male senior civil servants called as witnesses told the court that after the 2013 incident at Bute House, arrangements were changed to prevent female staff from being alone with the first minister, particularly in the evenings.  And Alex Bell, a former policy adviser to Mr Salmond, told the court that three years earlier there had been concerns then about him being alone with female colleagues.  The full political ramifications of Mr Salmond’s acquittal are likely to be delayed by the UK’s developing coronavirus crisis, however. The former first minister said he would not immediately share the information on the case because of the epidemic, telling journalists gathered at the court that it was not safe to be there and they should “go home”.  Opposition parties will also be cautious about focusing too much on the issue before coronavirus is tamed. Last week, Jackson Carlaw, leader of the Scottish Conservatives, gave Ms Sturgeon a fulsome endorsement, saying he had “every confidence in her to lead the country’s response to this crisis at this time”.  On Monday, Mr Carlaw said the “serious questions” Ms Sturgeon and the SNP faced would be deferred. “The court case may be over, but for them this is just the beginning,” he said.

General discussion / Re: Bands you for forgot you liked
« on: March 27, 2020, 11:43:47 AM »
The Cult. She sells sanctuary is still looking well.

GAA Discussion / Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« on: March 27, 2020, 09:12:47 AM »
Also they be afraid of a open knockout being a success

HQ will abandon the championship rather than do an open draw. They can’t be straying from their tier 2 agenda

Imagine the interest from the lesser teams thinking if the draw is kind they could have a long summer for once

HQ love money. They would never drop the championship unless it was impossible to run it.
They also love competing against soccer and rugby. 

They could always say the open draw was due to the pandemic.
Yes. If you had that scenario, there’d definitely be more support to scrap this tier 2 bollix.

General discussion / Re: Bands you for forgot you liked
« on: March 27, 2020, 09:05:23 AM »

General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: March 27, 2020, 08:59:09 AM »
One piece of advice we are getting is to avoid the elderly over 70. So on social media we are seeing images of people talking to their parents through the window or standing at the open back door and talking to them who are standing inside the door
Can anyone explain to me why anyone cannot not enter the house, touch absolutely nothing while inside, speak to their elderly parents from a distance of more than 2 metres and leave the house again without touching anything? Surely this is safe or am I missing something?

Its all about risk. If you do that then the risk is very low (if  you can be as disciplined as you say). However, if you were outside, coughed into your hand and touched a door handle inside well then that is a different matter. The 2 meter rule is risk vrs cost measurement. Particles from a sneeze can travel much more than 2m but if the government said 6m then that would be just unworkable in places that need to keep working. None of  this is exact science. I am sure they have developed some formula that says 2m covers 95% of scenarios and it wasnt just dreamed up.

Adding to that, no matter how disciplined people are you will always slip up and make a mistake, take your eye of the ball and the mind drifts and before you know it you've been touching something. That is why the advise is to avoid people if at all possible. I think regarding your own elderly parents, that is a call you need to make yourself, but remember if they are over 80 and get this virus they are at an extremely high risk of death.

Average age of the 19 people in  the republic is 79 (81 in Italy). Seems to be 70% men in Ireland and 75% men in Italy. So those stats are very close and I think it is reasonable to assume Italy is not an outlier and is reality if we dont do what we should be doing.
Italy is just ahead of the curve

General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: March 26, 2020, 08:46:09 PM »
John O'Leary, 1982 Irish Open winner

GAA Discussion / Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« on: March 26, 2020, 02:31:33 PM »
I think this is a great opportunity to have an open draw all Ireland. No provincial championship, no seedings, no home or away, nothing.
First round could be tyrone v dublin and London v Waterford.  Great craic altogether
There would be no finding your best team in the qualifiers . Best team out every day. It would be more interesting and then if the Dubs got dumped out in a shock second round match...

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