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johnnycool

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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #120 on: March 20, 2020, 03:04:06 PM »
Back to the GAA.

Has any CB's frozen admin fees for clubs?
We haven't heard anything anyway. They'll probably wait until the next phase of shutdown is announced. Surely that will come in the next few days? Ban at the minute only goes to next Sunday - do you think they'll call it for all of April like the soccer?

April is a given, along with May and June at the very least.

We're not into the teeth of this yet, that's still a few weeks away.

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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #121 on: March 20, 2020, 05:07:47 PM »

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

China initially made a complete balls up of dealing with the initial outbreak, largely down to the suppression of information between various levels of authority - a not uncommon problem in many authoritarian regimes given the way how bureaucrats & officials in them can be cowered to not speak of any report or suggestion that threatens to contradict the policy line of higher up's. Only once the information of the size of the outbreak could not be kept shielded from Xi Jing Ping did shit started to get sorted with the implementation of a major lockdown that locals were tolerating of knowing they live in a mass surveillance state. However in countries with stronger civil liberties, such restrictions to be imposed on their own residents would largely have been politically impossible to implement until the situation started to hit close to home - and unfortunately for Europe, it's taken Italy to be the Guinea pig to show how deadly it can be.

Experience also counts here. East and SE Asian countries have a good bit of recent experience in trying to deal with possible pandemics over the last few years and so have had action plans in place to deal with future cases. Europe? Less so, largely down to a lack of such outbreaks (your reasoning as to why may vary) and would in turn have less preparations in place. Indeed, the Swiss would be perhaps the most "prepared" country in Europe in having plans in place to deal with a scenario like this and even they are struggling to keep it under control within their borders.

In the current time, Ireland (the Republic of) would appear to be doing reasonably well in keeping a lid on things compared to some other western and central European countries and working towards the "flattening the bell curve". Geography is certainly a help here, but it perhaps also helps that the Taoiseach is a qualified GP whom you'd expect to very quickly pick up the public health consequences of such a pandemic, not to mention that the population has over the last few years not generally succumbed to anti-intellectual populism that has afflicted some other western nations. Indeed for a country which is often regarded as having an anti-authority bent, compliance with government advice and orders has been largely successful (bar a few pubs).
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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #123 on: March 21, 2020, 10:33:14 AM »
''perhaps also helps that the Taoiseach is a qualified GP whom you'd expect to very quickly pick up the public health consequences of such a pandemic''


Probably made a balls of that quote thingy but that's cheered me up this morning. Leo is a good speaker, presentable who had the sense to re appoint John Concannon to oversee the spin and get the right lines for him 'Not all superheroes wear capes etc', but please...don't give his GP status some super-insight to a pandemic when he was in Washington pressing the flesh the day after his expert group insisted there was no problem with people going to Cheltenham.
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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #124 on: March 21, 2020, 05:28:19 PM »
''perhaps also helps that the Taoiseach is a qualified GP whom you'd expect to very quickly pick up the public health consequences of such a pandemic''


Probably made a balls of that quote thingy but that's cheered me up this morning. Leo is a good speaker, presentable who had the sense to re appoint John Concannon to oversee the spin and get the right lines for him 'Not all superheroes wear capes etc', but please...don't give his GP status some super-insight to a pandemic when he was in Washington pressing the flesh the day after his expert group insisted there was no problem with people going to Cheltenham.
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And then they panicked and he had to announce school closures from Washington.

His partner works in the HSE - did you know that Buckass??  ;D


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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #126 on: March 22, 2020, 02:08:47 AM »
Back to the GAA.

Has any CB's frozen admin fees for clubs?
We haven't heard anything anyway. They'll probably wait until the next phase of shutdown is announced. Surely that will come in the next few days? Ban at the minute only goes to next Sunday - do you think they'll call it for all of April like the soccer?

April is a given, along with May and June at the very least.

We're not into the teeth of this yet, that's still a few weeks away.

Sometime in August but then the 2nd Wave is supposed to start and whatever versions arrive with wintery weather so since there will be no point in starting something that cannot be finished....
Unlikely to be anything in 2020 games wise.
Nobody will be going out to watch games even if they were somehow to be played.

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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #127 on: March 22, 2020, 06:41:24 PM »
How many GAA grounds are being used as testing centres? I see Páirc Uí Caoimh has joined the effort.
None in the 6 counties, of course.
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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #128 on: March 22, 2020, 07:15:11 PM »
How many GAA grounds are being used as testing centres? I see Páirc Uí Caoimh has joined the effort.
None in the 6 counties, of course.

Seen Bettystown must be a testing centre at the minute
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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #129 on: March 22, 2020, 07:28:07 PM »
How many GAA grounds are being used as testing centres? I see Páirc Uí Caoimh has joined the effort.
None in the 6 counties, of course.
Croker, De Páirc,  Páirc na nGael and Nowlan Park that I've seen mentioned.
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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #130 on: March 22, 2020, 07:38:49 PM »
How many GAA grounds are being used as testing centres? I see Páirc Uí Caoimh has joined the effort.
None in the 6 counties, of course.
Croker, De Páirc,  Páirc na nGael and Nowlan Park that I've seen mentioned.

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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #131 on: March 23, 2020, 12:06:48 PM »
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/2020/03/22/exclusive-players-unions-hold-emergency-talks-amid-fears-mental/

Player unions representing the UK's biggest sports will hold emergency talks on Tuesday to discuss the impact the coronavirus pandemic is having on their members amid fears of a mental health crisis among sportsmen and women.

Representatives from the Rugby Players Association, Professional Cricketers Association, Professional Footballers Association and PFA Scotland are planning to meet via conference call with growing concerns over salary cuts, job losses and athlete wellbeing.  Sports are expecting a spike in players seeking mental health support over the coming weeks and months, while the RPA is making arrangements for increased help in the area of financial advice after Premiership players discovered last week that they would be taking reductions in pay until the competition resumes.
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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #132 on: March 23, 2020, 01:03:08 PM »
Must be tough being expected to survive on less than €100k per week.
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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #133 on: March 23, 2020, 03:21:58 PM »
https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/se%C3%A1n-moran-could-coronavirus-give-the-gaa-a-chance-to-take-stock-and-reset-1.4205192

Back in 1996, with coffers swelled by the Meath-Mayo All-Ireland football final replay and the rise of Wexford hurling, the combined (index-linked) revenue from gate receipts and broadcast fees was in the region of €13 million or roughly a quarter of what was taken in last year, just over €50 million and that doesn’t include commercial earnings, which are realistically also tied to fixture opportunity.
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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #134 on: March 23, 2020, 03:59:33 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.


Did anyone see the videos floating about with body bags lined up on the street in China? It could be edited shite but something not right with China figures IMO.