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GAA Discussion / Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
« on: October 21, 2020, 10:53:14 PM »
I think they could have allowed the U20 to go ahead considering it's just one game. Correct to call off the U17 though imo

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GAA Discussion / Re: Should the 2020 championship be cancelled?
« on: October 21, 2020, 03:48:01 PM »
Are we really suggesting that the GAA us incapable of a testing regieme for around 6 weeks where the FAI managed very well for 6 months?

What is the FAI's testing regime before/after matches?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Should the 2020 championship be cancelled?
« on: October 20, 2020, 03:00:40 PM »
As an aside

I'm not sure the 'vast majority' are semi pro. There are 20 clubs. Shamrock Rovers x2, Cork, Dundalk, Waterford, Derry, Sligo and Pats are full time, Bohs and Shels a mix meaning only Harps are semi pro in the Premier. In the first Rovers are full time and UCD full time students. So of the 20 teams 9 are fully pro, 2 mixed and 9 not.

I didn't realise that there were that many fully pro clubs tbh.

The point is valid for LoI D1 though

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GAA Discussion / Re: Should the 2020 championship be cancelled?
« on: October 20, 2020, 12:45:57 PM »
Of course a lot of people want the games cancelled simply because it's the gaa and they don't like it. That's fine but I don't particularly care on their opinion as they will use any opportunity to get a dig at the gaa. The agenda is already an anti gaa one as no one is discussing the league of ireland or pro 14 who's players also live in the community. These people will completely ignore the huge joy the gaa games bring to many thousands of people. There'll be plenty of sick or lonely people at the minute who will find a bit of normality and hope from the gaa going ahead.

TBF, there aren't too many of those on here, most posters are diehard GAA people. I only posed the question to get a feel for what GAA people think about it

I agree with your general point though that it's only the GAA championship that's being discussed in the media rather than LoI (vast majority amateur) or pro 14 (vast majority professional but with an international element which must increase risk)

The vast majority of the LoI are not amateur. Union rules mean they all get paid. But they have 4 games left and were a model of how to manage it.

Ditto rugby. They are in bubbles and regultested in a way the GAA didn't deem worth it.

The reason the GAA is being discussed is the shambles of the last month.

They may get paid but the vast majority have jobs other than playing football

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GAA Discussion / Re: Should the 2020 championship be cancelled?
« on: October 20, 2020, 10:04:21 AM »
Of course a lot of people want the games cancelled simply because it's the gaa and they don't like it. That's fine but I don't particularly care on their opinion as they will use any opportunity to get a dig at the gaa. The agenda is already an anti gaa one as no one is discussing the league of ireland or pro 14 who's players also live in the community. These people will completely ignore the huge joy the gaa games bring to many thousands of people. There'll be plenty of sick or lonely people at the minute who will find a bit of normality and hope from the gaa going ahead.

TBF, there aren't too many of those on here, most posters are diehard GAA people. I only posed the question to get a feel for what GAA people think about it

I agree with your general point though that it's only the GAA championship that's being discussed in the media rather than LoI (vast majority amateur) or pro 14 (vast majority professional but with an international element which must increase risk)

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GAA Discussion / Should the 2020 championship be cancelled?
« on: October 19, 2020, 10:33:18 PM »
Just wondering what people's thoughts are on this, should we plough on or cancel?

While it was great having county football back last weekend, I'd probably lean towards cancelling partly because of the risk of spreading the virus and partly because we could end up with a devalued championship if teams lose a rake of players just before a big game

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Minor football Championship 2020
« on: October 19, 2020, 10:25:26 PM »
Who are favourites for this? Was there a minor league earlier in the year

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 - 2020
« on: October 19, 2020, 01:12:41 PM »
Any word on Comer's injury? And when is Walsh due back? Without those two, I wouldn't fancy Galway to win Connacht, much less be a worry to Dublin

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 - 2020
« on: October 19, 2020, 10:29:12 AM »
This is how the table looks with one round remaining:

Team   P   W   D   L   +/-    Pts.
Kerry   6   4   1   1   7   9
Dublin  6   3   2   1   8   8
Galway  6    4    0    2    7    8
Donegal 6    3    1    2    22   7
Tyrone  6    3   0    3    -18    6
Mayo   6    2    1    3    1    5
Monaghan6    2    1    3    -1   5
Meath   6    0    0    6    -26    0

Meath gone despite being competitive in most of their 6 games and one from Mayo/Tyrone/Monaghan to follow them.

A win v Tyrone guarantees Mayo stay up; a loss guarantees we go down; a draw means we need Meath to beat Monaghan.
A draw or a win guarantees Tyrone stay up, even a loss would be enough if Monaghan lose
A draw or win guarantees Monaghan stay up since they have both Mayo & Tyrone in the head to head; a loss is enough if Mayo lose

Odds to be relegated:

Tyrone 8/11
Mayo 13/8
Monaghan 9/2

At the top, Kerry look hot favourites (1/5 with the bookies) playing Donegal who are safe, only have an outside chance of topping the table (need Galway/Dublin to draw) and are facing Tyrone in the championship the following week.

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 - 2020
« on: October 18, 2020, 10:19:00 PM »
Just watched back on the mayo game there, great win but Galway were brutal. I'd say 75-80% of our scores were taken under virtually no pressure so I wouldn't get too carried away. Good that we have our fate in our own hands going into the last match, huge game next weekend against Tyrone.

I thought our kickouts were much improved today, loads of movement which meant Clarke had options although some of that may have been down to Galway being way off it

As an aside, how did Sean Andy not get a yellow for persistent fouling? Him and the keeper have to be worries for Joyce going into championship

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 - 2020
« on: October 17, 2020, 10:22:21 PM »
Cluxton made a couple of mistakes in a row, I don't think meath punished either of them whereas if the reverse happened, Dublin would have scored off both

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Div 4 2020
« on: October 17, 2020, 10:18:02 PM »
No gametime for Naughton today for the neighbours??

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 - 2020
« on: October 16, 2020, 08:08:12 PM »
Conor Loftus probably the biggest surprise there, presumably DOC will move to MF

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 2 - 2020
« on: October 15, 2020, 01:55:11 PM »
That's a balls for Fermanagh, it'll be interesting to see if this stance is maintained when a bigger county are in a similar position

It presumably will have an effect on the other counties in the bottom half of D2 also since it should be 2 handy points for Clare

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: October 14, 2020, 11:43:11 PM »
On the flu/covid point, it's worth remembering that we have a vaccine for the flu which is effective for the majority of people

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