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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #1665 on: September 15, 2020, 01:05:25 PM »
Well at least it's a start.

Sports Associations will meet with government tomorrow 'to take account of size and different conditions for larger events.'

Monaghan co. final next sunday in Clones, capactiy 35k, I'd have a hope for 2,000 supporters being allowed.

Yes only 200 is not much use for county finals that normally have at average 5k at them.

Now with more covid cases per week its ok for 200 supporters, Can anyone now explain the logic why games was put behind closed door on August 18th, the car pooling and meeting up after matches seems to be forgotten about all of sudden?

Micheal Martin is Taoiseach, that's the logic.
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« Reply #1666 on: September 15, 2020, 02:08:07 PM »
Well at least it's a start.

Sports Associations will meet with government tomorrow 'to take account of size and different conditions for larger events.'

Monaghan co. final next sunday in Clones, capactiy 35k, I'd have a hope for 2,000 supporters being allowed.

Yes only 200 is not much use for county finals that normally have at average 5k at them.

Now with more covid cases per week its ok for 200 supporters, Can anyone now explain the logic why games was put behind closed door on August 18th, the car pooling and meeting up after matches seems to be forgotten about all of sudden?

Likewise I don't get it. It's not like cases are going down.

Don't get me wrong I wasn't sure I agreed in the first place but suddenly changing it in the face of things probably getting worse seems odd.

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« Reply #1667 on: September 15, 2020, 02:14:00 PM »
Well at least it's a start.

Sports Associations will meet with government tomorrow 'to take account of size and different conditions for larger events.'

Monaghan co. final next sunday in Clones, capactiy 35k, I'd have a hope for 2,000 supporters being allowed.

Yes only 200 is not much use for county finals that normally have at average 5k at them.

Now with more covid cases per week its ok for 200 supporters, Can anyone now explain the logic why games was put behind closed door on August 18th, the car pooling and meeting up after matches seems to be forgotten about all of sudden?

Likewise I don't get it. It's not like cases are going down.

Don't get me wrong I wasn't sure I agreed in the first place but suddenly changing it in the face of things probably getting worse seems odd.

Very odd indeed. Only explanation I can think of is that those in power made a mistake to put outdoor sport games behind closed doors in August.
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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #1668 on: September 15, 2020, 03:23:14 PM »

Very odd indeed. Only explanation I can think of is that those in power made a mistake to put outdoor sport games behind closed doors in August.

The other is that they haven't a clue what they are at.

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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #1669 on: September 15, 2020, 06:25:14 PM »
What do we have Civil Defence for? this is a perfect role for them to get involved in, defending the people from themselves in matters of health and safety. This is the herd part of herd immunity, let the CD herd the 2,000 supporters into the stadium, 1m. socially distant and after the game herd them out of town.  Chase them crazy baldheads out of town and let them do the celebrations  back home in their own town.


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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #1672 on: September 17, 2020, 09:10:16 PM »
At least the misery for whichever of us loses the Ballybofey game will be short-lived.

Its going to be interesting to see these games pan out in empty grounds. Donegal-Tyrone and Monaghan-Cavan are usually pretty passionate, keenly contested, derbies, to say the least!

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« Reply #1673 on: September 18, 2020, 12:59:46 AM »
i kind of wanted Donegal V Tyrone on the halloween night under floodlights would have been amazing.

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« Reply #1674 on: September 18, 2020, 01:03:21 AM »
Ulster Final should be played in Ulster

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« Reply #1675 on: September 18, 2020, 10:14:11 AM »
Ulster Final should be played in Ulster

It will be be. I do not believe they going to big crowds at these games, the way things are going . There will be a few hundred allowed and several county grounds could host the final in that case. The idea of bringing a load of people to Dublin to Croke Park is not a runner.
Perhaps the All Ireland final should be played in Ulster? It has been previously in Leinster and Connacht and if feck all are allowed attend then the Athletic grounds would do fine. It would be ideal for the new Casement, which doesn't exist.
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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #1676 on: September 18, 2020, 11:00:03 AM »
i kind of wanted Donegal V Tyrone on the halloween night under floodlights would have been amazing.
There'll be enough horror out that night without adding those to it. ;D
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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #1677 on: September 18, 2020, 02:11:35 PM »
Ulster Final should be played in Ulster

It is but its a flood light issue has Monaghan has none in Clones due to a general lack of electricity in the county.

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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #1678 on: September 18, 2020, 09:02:03 PM »
Ulster Final should be played in Ulster
It should also be played on grass on one of the 7 days of if the week. None of this is in doubt

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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #1679 on: September 18, 2020, 09:22:34 PM »
They can play it in a neutral venue with floodlights  if its tyrone v down it can be played in armagh or ballybofey if tyrone are not in final it can be played in omagh also i dont get the floodlight excuse when some games in the quarter finals are are throwing in at like 1.15pm  why can final not throw in at 1.15pm also the ulster club final is played at the around that time of year under floodlights usually no excuse.