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sid waddell

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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #720 on: May 18, 2020, 10:21:11 AM »

I'm with Banty on this. Viruses never ever go away all of a sudden but the effects of this one will in the coming weeks and months be countered by better and more effective treatments and procedures.
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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #721 on: May 18, 2020, 10:33:41 AM »

I'm with Banty on this. Viruses never ever go away all of a sudden but the effects of this one will in the coming weeks and months be countered by better and more effective treatments and procedures.
You don't know that.

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« Reply #722 on: May 18, 2020, 10:38:52 AM »
Everyone is entitled to their opinion on this but one thing that seems to stop a lot of 'the GAA are a joke keeping the gates closed' merchants who seem to be out in force in Twitter and FB is when the question arises of who is going to monitor the grounds when groups are there.

When have people ever fully complied with anything in Ireland and there is no way this is going to be any different.
And let's also get real if the U16s get on the WhatsApp groups for a kick-about 30 will show up and then the mammies and daddies who were screaming to open the pitches while they sit at home will blame the GAA if anything comes up.

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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #723 on: May 18, 2020, 10:41:41 AM »
Everyone is entitled to their opinion on this but one thing that seems to stop a lot of 'the GAA are a joke keeping the gates closed' merchants is when the question arises of who is going to monitor the grounds when groups are there.


Colm O'Rourke nailed this in his Sindo column yesterday. GAA members and players are walking and running the roads because the walking tracks at pitches are closed. Every day this gets more dangerous as traffic increases. Nobody is monitoring that. Nobody needed to monitor walking tracks when they were open, why now?

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« Reply #724 on: May 18, 2020, 10:48:07 AM »
Why now? Ah come on there is a global pandemic and there is zero insurance cover right now so the club is fucked if it opens the gates without that.
Colm should take a lead and open up the grounds of St Pats in Navan to help anyone within a 5km radius get some exercise in a safe zone.
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« Reply #725 on: May 18, 2020, 10:50:42 AM »
Why now? Ah come on there is a global pandemic and there is zero insurance cover right now so the club is fucked if it opens the gates without that.
Colm should take a lead and open up the grounds of St Pats in Navan to help anyone within a 5km radius get some exercise in a safe zone.

If lack of insurance cover is the issue, it should be restored. Tom Ryan can do that at the stroke of a pen. After all, clubs paid for it and it is outrageous that it was withdrawn in the first place.

Does St Pats Navan even have a public walking track?
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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #726 on: May 18, 2020, 01:27:20 PM »
What is peoples rush with getting GAA grounds open so soon?

There is a Global Pandemic - it is not medically safe to open them yet or to return to games - when it is medically safe the gates will open and it will resume.

I cant see how some people have an issue with it - particularly some on Twitter who have vested interests in getting games back ($$$$)

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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #727 on: May 18, 2020, 01:32:40 PM »
Why now? Ah come on there is a global pandemic and there is zero insurance cover right now so the club is fucked if it opens the gates without that.
Colm should take a lead and open up the grounds of St Pats in Navan to help anyone within a 5km radius get some exercise in a safe zone.

Where is this stated?

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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #728 on: May 18, 2020, 01:36:13 PM »
What is peoples rush with getting GAA grounds open so soon?


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Colm O'Rourke nailed this in his Sindo column yesterday. GAA members and players are walking and running the roads because the walking tracks at pitches are closed. Every day this gets more dangerous as traffic increases. Nobody is monitoring that. Nobody needed to monitor walking tracks when they were open, why now?

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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #729 on: May 18, 2020, 01:38:43 PM »
Why now? Ah come on there is a global pandemic and there is zero insurance cover right now so the club is fucked if it opens the gates without that.
Colm should take a lead and open up the grounds of St Pats in Navan to help anyone within a 5km radius get some exercise in a safe zone.

Where is this stated?

I don't think all insurance is removed.

https://ulster.gaa.ie/2020/03/ulster-gaa-update-on-club-insurance/
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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #731 on: May 18, 2020, 01:57:43 PM »
The GAA are is a no win scenario. They keep the grounds closed and people criticise them for not opening. If they do open the grounds and people start coming down with Covid-19 it'll only be a matter of time before people then start suing the clubs for not keeping them safe from the virus.

Personally the damage being done to economy and trying to get people back to work in a safe environment is much more relevant to me than opening GAA pitches. Colm might have alot of time on his hands without having to teach to focus on GAA, but he's in the minority.

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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #732 on: May 18, 2020, 02:48:45 PM »
Nobody needed to monitor walking tracks when they were open, why now?
Here's the thing.  Mummy will go for a socially distanced walk round the track with her mates.  She'll take her four children with a ball who will kick it about the field (so will her mates).  Before long the field will be full of young kids and the secretary/chairman will have to come and clear the field and mummy will call the secretary/chairman all the names of the day for doing so.  Inevitable rows will happen.

There should be no half way house here. The walkways open when the grounds open.
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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #733 on: May 18, 2020, 02:53:06 PM »
Nobody needed to monitor walking tracks when they were open, why now?
Here's the thing.  Mummy will go for a socially distanced walk round the track with her mates.  She'll take her four children with a ball who will kick it about the field (so will her mates).  Before long the field will be full of young kids and the secretary/chairman will have to come and clear the field and mummy will call the secretary/chairman all the names of the day for doing so.  Inevitable rows will happen.

There should be no half way house here. The walkways open when the grounds open.

So make them run and walk on the roads, until someone gets killed?

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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #734 on: May 18, 2020, 02:54:27 PM »
I don't think all insurance is removed.

https://ulster.gaa.ie/2020/03/ulster-gaa-update-on-club-insurance/

Great to know this, thank you.

That's incorrect, look at the date it was posted. It was made clear to all Clubs that the only people who should be on Club property at the minute are those carrying out maintenance works.