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« Reply #33345 on: July 15, 2020, 03:04:29 PM »
Did Kilbroney gate happen? Where is the proof? Thatís why move on
Attical dealt with it and now itís sorted all within a few days. Thatís exactly what GAA clubs need to do. That was sorted with little or no fuss great stuff
Now a lot of people like to make a big deal of it.
Attical man tested positive. Tracked and traced all close contacts. Tested them. All results negative
If anything it shows how safe it is

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« Reply #33346 on: July 15, 2020, 03:18:41 PM »
Will we be allowed to go to any games at the weekend?
Are clubs going to stop people from attending?
Its not looking likely Downjim.
http://www.irishnews.com/sport/gaafootball/2020/07/15/news/gaa-await-covid-19-test-from-second-ulster-club-after-atticall-confirm-shutdown-2005706/
Its been rumoured that its a second club from Down, lets hope its a negative result for the individual.

If the 2nd case is in fact in our County, does put worries of the league/Championship being played out in doubt - Out of curiosity can those men involved in their Clubs committee answer me this, what happens if a club doesn't fulfill a fixture but cites worries over Coronavirus as a reason is it still the same punishment for not fulfilling a fixture in previous years? i.e a fine and points deduction for the following season


I doubt sincerely that the subject of fines or points deductions has even been discussed. Itís just not that sort of year.

Iíve had absolutely no steer this, but I would expect the guiding principle for the season is that if a team cannot field, they concede, and we move on. For example, if an active senior player tests positive, then as all members or that team and back room would need tested before a refixture date could be considered. There isnít the available time windows to allow such a course to be fulfilled.

The problem everyone faces here is that if this were to happen to a championship finalist or semi finalist, it would likely become an exceptionally emotive and divisive issue.

But I canít wait to learn what the alternatives would be from those who would get so emotional about it.

If you get any football at all this season, you are lucky. Stop keeping score. Thatís a message needs to register around the county.

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« Reply #33347 on: July 15, 2020, 03:37:03 PM »
Will Loughinsland have gates closed tomorrow for spectators?

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« Reply #33348 on: July 15, 2020, 05:57:38 PM »
Did Kilbroney gate happen? Where is the proof? Thatís why move on
Attical dealt with it and now itís sorted all within a few days. Thatís exactly what GAA clubs need to do. That was sorted with little or no fuss great stuff
Now a lot of people like to make a big deal of it.
Attical man tested positive. Tracked and traced all close contacts. Tested them. All results negative
If anything it shows how safe it is


According to Gaelic life player tested for COVID-19 from Attical.. Hopefully gets well soon, but have County Board or Croke Park set out guidelines on what happens to club if this happens? They have a fixture on Friday and if itís a player on senior panel do the rest of the panel need to self-isolate?


Nothing personal but just calling out the clubs who think they are above the law. The truth really does hurt some people.

And who is your holier than thou club lotto?

The issue here is managers and clubs being above the rules and society.
They need to be called out.
Lunatics having 15 ,16 year olds out training in Kilbroney in June (against all regulations GAA and society ) when the games are not until October, it is either right or wrong. Our County Board and our clubs who don't call this out are wrong and weak.
It is not an issue of 'holier than thou' it was and is wrong.
Mourne Red were you aware of this ?
Do you think it was correct ?
If your club had a 15 ,16 year old there when restrictions were not lifted and he was one of over 30 in a small pitch in Kilbroney would you think it ok ?
Would you ask your club to ask at the county board what went on in Kilbroney that night ?
What adults called for that gathering ?
Then ask the County Board to give all details to Croke Park ,Newry ,Mourne and Down District Council Officers and take it from there.
The clubs and managers ethics during this pandemic need to be assessed.

Mourne Red that is terrible news out of Attical. It is very worrying for all in that area and to the continuation of Gaelic matches and training.

Kilbroney gate has not been looked into at all and as usual certain people are above the rules and ethics of GAA .This irresponsible behaviour needs called out , these adults are bringing the game into disrepute.

To highlight this disregard and GAA position on County Team Gatherings and processes under Covid 19 our County mentors have called 15,16 year old lads to Kilbroney Park again this week for a training gathering less than 10 miles from Attical.

Can our County Board and clubs stand by and watch this ? The GAA needs to stop this and sanctions handed out.

These lunatics are making a mockery of everything and a disgrace - does Down GAA sit back and allow this ?

Let's all hope the news from Attical is not life threatening .




Will Loughinsland have gates closed tomorrow for spectators?

Kilbroney gate did happen as spoken about previously and apparently brushed under the carpet so most hope,it can't be.But people need to be made accountable for their actions.So it is up to the clubs to demand action on these people and don't be fooled by any County Board friends of the irresponsible adults that had over 30 boys of 15 ,16 and 17 in Kilbroney Park in the middle of a pandemic.The planned session another Kilbroney Gate this week was put offf 'due to players being away '.How in all seriousness did they think it was a good thing to do ? I have heard that there was a fall out among mentors with the management over this and other influential sponsors put a lean on the county board over it.

So regards the gates of Loughinisland being closed for spectators I'm sure Downjim would have no problem being somewhere where he shouldn't be.

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #33349 on: July 15, 2020, 11:09:06 PM »
Will Loughinsland have gates closed tomorrow for spectators?

Downjim - CPN just tweeted out the following

ď Current GAA COVID-19 guidance does not allow spectators to attend Fri nights ACFL DIV 1 R.1 match v @bryansfordgaa therefore we ask that all loyal supporters follow the match on twitter/FB where possible.Ē

Disappointing supporters canít get out to games, hopefully guidelines change soon so we can get out and enjoy some matches. If the boys covering the Championships games last year could get out and cover a game each week would be great fix for those missing the GAA.


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« Reply #33350 on: July 16, 2020, 01:38:56 PM »
Good news from our Assembly, we can now go to the pub and drink to 2.00am with 1 hour drinking up time to really integrate. But don't go to a football field to spectate where there is 500 meters to social distance in the open air where it is accepted that the virus is unlikely to spread. What about the players who are coming in close contact during the game.

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« Reply #33351 on: July 16, 2020, 01:42:05 PM »
Good news from our Assembly, we can now go to the pub and drink to 2.00am with 1 hour drinking up time to really integrate. But don't go to a football field to spectate where there is 500 meters to social distance in the open air where it is accepted that the virus is unlikely to spread. What about the players who are coming in close contact during the game.

If youíd read past the headlines youíd know that the first part of your rant isnít currently relevant.

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« Reply #33352 on: July 16, 2020, 03:08:45 PM »
Understand, but they may well be in before we are allowed to spectate.

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« Reply #33353 on: July 16, 2020, 04:06:33 PM »
Go on father, go on. Lock the gates to God's house. Sure they were locked at the time of the Famine too. No priest died the time of the Famine: only poor people like us.

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« Reply #33354 on: July 17, 2020, 10:10:35 PM »
Would anyone at the Glenn and Saul game tonight be able to confirm if Shay McCartan togged out. Seen Maurice McKey put up photos on fb and I'm near sure Shay was #10

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« Reply #33355 on: July 17, 2020, 10:19:23 PM »
Would anyone at the Glenn and Saul game tonight be able to confirm if Shay McCartan togged out. Seen Maurice McKey put up photos on fb and I'm near sure Shay was #10

Correct and sent a Saul player to the shop for groceries while bagging his goal.. Video on the Glenn FB.

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« Reply #33356 on: July 17, 2020, 10:38:39 PM »
Class goal. Always had an eye for a goal. I suppose he is free to do as he wishes whilst not having a soccer club contract. Would be great if he stuck around for a year or so but i suppose there is still very good money in the lower english leagues

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« Reply #33357 on: July 17, 2020, 10:42:22 PM »
Class goal. Always had an eye for a goal. I suppose he is free to do as he wishes whilst not having a soccer club contract. Would be great if he stuck around for a year or so but i suppose there is still very good money in the lower english leagues

Who knows what the future holds...

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #33358 on: July 18, 2020, 09:54:01 PM »
Glasdrumman had 4 players sent off in the First half last night, mad!!

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« Reply #33359 on: July 22, 2020, 10:47:36 PM »
Longstone player has tested positive for COVID-19, all matches and training cancelled until next Monday