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GAA Discussion / Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« on: Today at 02:10:07 AM »
Great to see the roadmap published but my God there's some amount of work for volunteers to do. Asking someone to take on the Covid Supervisor role and them having to take all Players/Management temperatures before training/games is a stretch.

But thatís what they do best, get things done for their club. Itís a serious change, but did we really expect it to be plain sailing? Easy to say it wonít work (you didnít), but where thereís a will thereís a way. Covid Supervisor doesnít have to take temps before teams commence sessions, the individual does it themselves before they attend and mark on their sheet. Only if this hasnít been done do the Supervisors step in.
Taking someone's temperature can be done in seconds with a modren handheld scanner. It's just a case of pointing it at the subjects forehead and pressing a button.
I know because I have mine checked in this manner several times a week in Beaumont hospital.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: May 30, 2020, 08:51:59 PM »
The downside though is that teachers will have to head back to work after 6 months off and that will be tough etc.
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I often thought Olly that teaching would be a great job entirely if only you could get rid of the bloody kids!

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As the song goes- Gortahork and Glenamaddy
"I have been to many strange places,
To the lands of the Greek and the Turk.
But some folks will bet
I ain't seen nothing yet
'Til I land me in old Gortahork."

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The Mary Wallopers play in a friends pub in Dundalk on a Wednesday night, or they did before the lockdown, but they've played a few gigs online over the last few weeks online and it's been great craic. They're quare characters and if you can donate a few quid to any of your local bands or buy a t-shirt or some merchandise it will make a big difference to them, they're all struggling at the minute.

Cod Liver Oil and the Orange Juice.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rO9gP3ikjU

The lads are doing another live gig at 9pm, great nights craic and if you can make a small donation, not just to this band, but to any of us struggling musicians it would be greatly appreciated.

https://twitter.com/marywallopers/status/1258004891689193472
I have come across them on Youtube and I think they are great craic. I'd gladly donate a few euro to them if I know how I could do this. Any suggestions?

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While I am t it, I am surprised that none of our Northern posters have mentioned Ballyhackmore or what it means. In Mao we have assloads of weird places, too numerous to mention but apart from the ones above, one stands out for me: Pollawaddy.
(Irish: Poll a' mhadaigh = the dog's hole.)

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There is Crucksbullagadawn in Mayo and Corragunnagalliaghdoo Island, and one in Galway that always fascinated me, Muckanaghederdauhaulia on the coastal road between Galway and Roundstone.

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GAA Discussion / Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« on: May 13, 2020, 01:23:43 PM »
Canít turn around in a year and say right no vaccine letís all get back to playing after saying about no play until social distancing ends. Social distancing will be here until a vaccine is found end of story.

'course you can.

If someone discovers an easily administered treatment therapy that reduces case mortality to <0.001% then you'll see changes very quickly.

Stop trying to deal in absolutes, its just stupid.
That's one helluva big if.
Medical opinion is pretty unanimous that a working vaccine won't be available until the end of the year. I take anything else I hear as fake news. E
When when a vaccine is discovered, all hell will break loose as the vaccine will not be made available to all - the rich and powerful nations will head the queue and the rest of us can go suck the hind tit.
I agree with Larry that until  a vaccine is found, and freely availabe, safe distancing will be with us.

In fairness he said treatment not vaccine. There are some drugs out there currently used to treat other things that are being tested as a treatment against covid 19. They have already been clinically trialled sonar safe to use. IF one of those could fight the virus it would be a game changer and it should come before a vaccine. A number are currently being tested.
Fair point, Itchy but for all practical purposes, a vaccine is needed. One can experiment with other drugs/treatments thast may slow the progress of the virus or boost peoples' immune systems or whatever, but nothing, ASAIK, will stop the virus in its tracks except a working vaccine, which has still to be created.
Incidentally, I am one of the unlucky ones who contracted the bastard. I wonder if any/many Gaaboard members fell foul of it also. I was cat lucky because I am over 70 and have a serious underlying health problem (kidney failure) so that was a double whammy. However, although I was hospitalised in a bad way, I pepped up and was released 4 days later.
Thankfully, I am making a complete recovery with no lasting ill effects. (At least I hope not.)(

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GAA Discussion / Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« on: May 12, 2020, 12:49:47 AM »
Canít turn around in a year and say right no vaccine letís all get back to playing after saying about no play until social distancing ends. Social distancing will be here until a vaccine is found end of story.

'course you can.

If someone discovers an easily administered treatment therapy that reduces case mortality to <0.001% then you'll see changes very quickly.

Stop trying to deal in absolutes, its just stupid.
That's one helluva big if.
Medical opinion is pretty unanimous that a working vaccine won't be available until the end of the year. I take anything else I hear as fake news. E
When when a vaccine is discovered, all hell will break loose as the vaccine will not be made available to all - the rich and powerful nations will head the queue and the rest of us can go suck the hind tit.
I agree with Larry that until  a vaccine is found, and freely availabe, safe distancing will be with us.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: April 04, 2020, 12:24:19 AM »
So youíre looking to blame private nursing home owners? WTF

Who the f**k knew a disastrous pandemic like this would ravage countries like this?

They would meet the requirements set by the government so, whoís at fault?

A pandemic was always likely to occur at some stage. Governments, nursing home owners, etc just hoped it wouldn't be on their watch.

So if it was always going to happen then why were they not prepared? Last one was 1918, the worst thing about this is the experts that f**king know everything, like the plonker who said you should have bigger profit margins and saved all youíre pennies !

We all had that mate growing up, who thought he knew everything, not you mate now of course, cause they were dicks!

Another pandemic was always going to occur and it will again in future. Christ Bill Gates gave a famous speech 3 years ago warning that the next human crisis isn't war but disease. The issue is that in the 21 century a human can within 24 hours be at the other side of the world while having contacted 1000s of people during that time frame.

Every major government in the world knew this but the issue is that to solve the problem countries would have to work together, which history has shown doesn't happen too often. You can barely get politicians in the same country agreeing on a strategy never mind entire countries.

Hopefully the coronavirus can encourage governments across the global to work together in future when a virus breaks out again. As the next outbreak could be humanities last.
Profound stuff indeed. I think you are bang on. Gates didn't get to where he is by being just a pretty face!

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GAA Discussion / Re: Who's your GAA cult hero?
« on: March 23, 2020, 07:02:45 PM »
Diarmuid Connolly.

 ;)

Why the smiley?
Diarmuid was one of the finest players of his time and is (probably) still able to compete with the very best. Okay, he may be a wee bit temperamental at times but that doesn't take from his footballing genius or his ability to inspire those around him.

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 - 2020
« on: March 23, 2020, 01:24:26 PM »
So it looks like Mayo will be relegated with the league being cancelled.

Be very unfair with all the possible permutations still on offer. Youíd 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.  Iíd 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.

They'll play a championship, financially it causes all sorts of problems if they fail to have one. In addition to no revenue they'll have to return sponsorship money and ticket money. The final 2 league games can be used as warm up games.

If they have to play an All Ireland final in December they will do.

The club is a different matter though, going to be difficult to complete finals this year.
That's a best case scenario, meaning that the pandemic is over sometime in the near future but there is no reason to suppose that this will happen.
 It may very well be that we will have to wait until a vaccine is developed and tested before the world, or what's left of it, will come to grips with Covid-19.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Who's your GAA cult hero?
« on: March 21, 2020, 11:21:08 PM »
Bejaysus, how long is a piece of string?...
This could see out the end of the present panic. I mean I could probably name a hundred with ne'er a pause but in the spirit of the OP's post, I'll stick with a half dozen or so that I think stand out for a number of reasons.
Michael Murphy (Donegal) tops the bill for me.  He's carrying an entire team on his own. Without him, Donegal would probably be a mid-Division 2 side at best.
Peter Canavan carried Tyrone for years before Mugsy and Dooher etc. came along to lighten his load a bit but he was still the linchpin of a great side until he hung up his boots.
Dermot Earley and Eamon O'Hara did the same for Roscommon and Sligo respectively same as Willie Joe and Ciaran Mac did for Mayo in their time.

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GAA Discussion / Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« on: March 14, 2020, 10:18:23 PM »
Is it the fancy dans who were due to play New York this may ?
Yeah and I think Sligo are due to play London.

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 - 2020
« on: March 13, 2020, 10:58:36 PM »
So it looks like Mayo will be relegated with the league being cancelled.
I don't see it happening. I think the restrictions are going to be eased anytime soon- certainly not within six months at best and that's being very optimistic. The AI championships are going to be banjaxed as well as the rest of the league.
TBH, Mayo's relegation prospects are not my main concern right now.

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GAA Discussion / Re: #doitfordan
« on: March 10, 2020, 11:34:05 AM »
Folks, firstly apologies in advance for spamming the board if that's what this is. I hope its O.K. to do this.
I know loads of you have probably seen this on social media or possibly yesterday's Sunday Indo.
I just said I'd give it a little mention here in case anyone missed it.
Niall Donoher gave a lot a pleasure to all of us watching Laois teams for 16 years. If you can at all, maybe you'd consider repaying him for all the sacrifices he made down the years to represent his county. Every little will help to give Niall's little lad, Dan, the best possible chance at life.
Just click on the link below.
https://www.gofundme.com/f/1x3knoyjlc?utm_source=facebook
P.S. I'm sure what I wrote above about Niall equally applies to Dan's mam, Aisling! I'm just no expert on the ladies football!
A heartbreaking story.
I donated a few euro and posted a link to Facebook as well.
I can only wish wee Dan ans his parents ans friends the very best of luck.

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