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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #765 on: May 23, 2020, 12:42:42 PM »
Are there any punishments for clubs caught training, or using their grounds? By and large, clubs seem to be adhering, but still.
Has any club been caught out in any way?
Youíd imagine that clubs would at least have a minimal amount of cop on and wouldnít let it remotely come to that.
My own club are having a real issue with keeping people out of the ground. Was chatting to the chairman and he said other than stand at the gate he doesnít know what to do. He has issued statements in every way possible, he has locked the gates around the pitches and obviously the clubhouse. Yet our grounds are probably the busiest heís ever seen them away from actual football. Even people who have never been to a match or bought a ticket or done anything for the club are using it for their walks. This was one thing but by and large they seemed to be spread out time wise and in their own family grouping and there wasnít too many actually on the pitches so he wasnít overly concerned, but this last week he was saying that there a more and more groups of young people and players using the pitches, most worrying was  a small group of senior players (5/6 all non related) have been down on a few occasions basically doing strength and conditioning training and runs etc.... at least two are also committee members. The chairman is horrified and has spoken to them so not sure what will happen. Just to make clear we donít have the capacity for a few reasons to close the main gates, and the pitch is easily accessible. Also the senior manager has sent nothing to players regarding training or even home sessions and has repeatedly said we will not be doing anything till we are told and asked people to stay away from the pitches as well. So frustrating for the club who are trying to do the right thing

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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #766 on: May 23, 2020, 04:32:55 PM »
The are making silage on Croke Park. Probaly get a second cut from it too, won't be any ball anytime soon.

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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #767 on: May 23, 2020, 08:00:50 PM »
This night last year we had the famous victory in Castlebar💛💙
1 BIG CUP and 1 Cupeen so far....

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« Reply #768 on: May 23, 2020, 08:45:26 PM »
Jesus Rodney you didnít think that picture was real.
Ffs Croke Park put a picture up last week of it in perfect condition
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« Reply #769 on: May 23, 2020, 09:01:13 PM »
Jesus Rodney you didnít think that picture was real.
Ffs Croke Park put a picture up last week of it in perfect condition
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« Reply #770 on: May 24, 2020, 11:26:40 AM »
Rodney you plonker

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« Reply #771 on: May 25, 2020, 11:01:05 AM »
Are there any punishments for clubs caught training, or using their grounds? By and large, clubs seem to be adhering, but still.
Has any club been caught out in any way?
Youíd imagine that clubs would at least have a minimal amount of cop on and wouldnít let it remotely come to that.
My own club are having a real issue with keeping people out of the ground. Was chatting to the chairman and he said other than stand at the gate he doesnít know what to do. He has issued statements in every way possible, he has locked the gates around the pitches and obviously the clubhouse. Yet our grounds are probably the busiest heís ever seen them away from actual football. Even people who have never been to a match or bought a ticket or done anything for the club are using it for their walks. This was one thing but by and large they seemed to be spread out time wise and in their own family grouping and there wasnít too many actually on the pitches so he wasnít overly concerned, but this last week he was saying that there a more and more groups of young people and players using the pitches, most worrying was  a small group of senior players (5/6 all non related) have been down on a few occasions basically doing strength and conditioning training and runs etc.... at least two are also committee members. The chairman is horrified and has spoken to them so not sure what will happen. Just to make clear we donít have the capacity for a few reasons to close the main gates, and the pitch is easily accessible. Also the senior manager has sent nothing to players regarding training or even home sessions and has repeatedly said we will not be doing anything till we are told and asked people to stay away from the pitches as well. So frustrating for the club who are trying to do the right thing

Your club needs to arrange its own public liability insurance to cover it until the GAA cover resumes.

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« Reply #772 on: May 25, 2020, 03:01:45 PM »
The views of Colm O Rourke

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"I would hope that there would be [senior inter-county matches] by late summer,"

"I think that the date of October is much too late. I hope that we will see action in August at the latest."

"I was hoping John Horan would say something different but the only thing I can see is he is saying that, but he has now brought together a medical committee to give him further advice,"

"I would hope that the medical committee will soon report back to him and say that he should be opening GAA grounds.

"Particularly for young people because I think the rate of infection under-15 is less than two per cent and I think that young people should be out playing at the moment.

"I think it would be possible to frame different types of, maybe five-a-side games, where you would have blocking but no tackling.

"Maybe GAA grounds could open up play for ten or fifteen minutes a half for ten [players], move them out and move in another group.

"Then you have the whole issue where you have walking tracks around grounds which are closed, forcing older people on the road to walk.

"I think it's a blunt instrument we have at the moment. I would certainly think that GAA pitches should be open in a controlled manner."

"I was at a club the other night and two older people walked past the gate of the club where there was a beautiful walking track available and they were walking on a very busy road," added O'Rourke.

"I just thought to myself, this is very silly.

"I know that John Horan has made the point that if he opened up walking tracks in Dublin, it would be very, very difficult to control them but I think so-be-it.

"I think we should be urging less caution, not more, and I think young people, in many cases in parts of Dublin, social distancing seems to have gone out the window with them.

"I think it would be much better from a GAA point of view to get them back playing in small numbers.

"The big concern for me would be, a lot of these people won't bother their head going back at all if they're shut out for a long time."

Is the ref going to finally blow his whistle?... No, he's going to blow his nose

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« Reply #773 on: May 25, 2020, 11:17:57 PM »
With all due respect, the view of Colm OíRourke or any other pundit for that matter is worth as much as you or I. Itís the medical and scientific views that are most important. Commentary like this does little to help the situation only create speculation in my opinion.

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« Reply #774 on: May 26, 2020, 10:53:45 AM »
With all due respect, the view of Colm OíRourke or any other pundit for that matter is worth as much as you or I. Itís the medical and scientific views that are most important. Commentary like this does little to help the situation only create speculation in my opinion.

That might be fine if the GAA were a medical or scientific organisation but it's not. The Medical & Scientific Committee in Croke Park never before had a veto on how the GAA runs its business and organises its games. Why should it or any other vested interest, especially one outside the organisation, have a veto now?
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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #775 on: May 26, 2020, 11:05:35 AM »
With all due respect, the view of Colm OíRourke or any other pundit for that matter is worth as much as you or I. Itís the medical and scientific views that are most important. Commentary like this does little to help the situation only create speculation in my opinion.
I can't help thinking that Mr. O'Rourke may not be disclosing some vested interests he may have.

Didn't he come to a cushy little arrangement with NAMA some years back?

What are his current business interests?

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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #776 on: May 26, 2020, 11:08:57 AM »
With all due respect, the view of Colm OíRourke or any other pundit for that matter is worth as much as you or I. Itís the medical and scientific views that are most important. Commentary like this does little to help the situation only create speculation in my opinion.

That might be fine if the GAA were a medical or scientific organisation but it's not. The Medical & Scientific Committee in Croke Park never before had a veto on how the GAA runs its business and organises its games. Why should it or any other vested interest, especially one outside the organisation, have a veto now?
Dunno but it might have something to do with the global pandemic and the fear that returning to games too soon could put lives at risk. However, if Colm OíRourke knows as much about it as medical and scientific experts, then yeah, youíre right.


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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #777 on: May 26, 2020, 11:18:05 AM »
With all due respect, the view of Colm OíRourke or any other pundit for that matter is worth as much as you or I. Itís the medical and scientific views that are most important. Commentary like this does little to help the situation only create speculation in my opinion.

That might be fine if the GAA were a medical or scientific organisation but it's not. The Medical & Scientific Committee in Croke Park never before had a veto on how the GAA runs its business and organises its games. Why should it or any other vested interest, especially one outside the organisation, have a veto now?
Dunno but it might have something to do with the global pandemic and the fear that returning to games too soon could put lives at risk. However, if Colm OíRourke knows as much about it as medical and scientific experts, then yeah, youíre right.

We all know that but there's also a fear that if we go too long without games, players clubs and communities will suffer. There will always be a health risk to returning to games and that risk won't be going away anytime soon. Every possible decision has its downsides.

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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #778 on: May 26, 2020, 11:28:16 AM »
With all due respect, the view of Colm OíRourke or any other pundit for that matter is worth as much as you or I. Itís the medical and scientific views that are most important. Commentary like this does little to help the situation only create speculation in my opinion.

That might be fine if the GAA were a medical or scientific organisation but it's not. The Medical & Scientific Committee in Croke Park never before had a veto on how the GAA runs its business and organises its games. Why should it or any other vested interest, especially one outside the organisation, have a veto now?
Dunno but it might have something to do with the global pandemic and the fear that returning to games too soon could put lives at risk. However, if Colm OíRourke knows as much about it as medical and scientific experts, then yeah, youíre right.

We all know that but there's also a fear that if we go too long without games, players clubs and communities will suffer. There will always be a health risk to returning to games and that risk won't be going away anytime soon. Every possible decision has its downsides.
Yes, and we should let the experts weigh that up and make their decision, which was supersubís point originally, I believe.


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« Reply #779 on: May 26, 2020, 11:33:49 AM »
With all due respect, the view of Colm OíRourke or any other pundit for that matter is worth as much as you or I. Itís the medical and scientific views that are most important. Commentary like this does little to help the situation only create speculation in my opinion.

That might be fine if the GAA were a medical or scientific organisation but it's not. The Medical & Scientific Committee in Croke Park never before had a veto on how the GAA runs its business and organises its games. Why should it or any other vested interest, especially one outside the organisation, have a veto now?
Dunno but it might have something to do with the global pandemic and the fear that returning to games too soon could put lives at risk. However, if Colm OíRourke knows as much about it as medical and scientific experts, then yeah, youíre right.

We all know that but there's also a fear that if we go too long without games, players clubs and communities will suffer. There will always be a health risk to returning to games and that risk won't be going away anytime soon. Every possible decision has its downsides.
Yes, and we should let the experts weigh that up and make their decision, which was supersubís point originally, I believe.

There we disagree. The GAA will be going down a dangerous road if it ever allows  outside vested interest to dictate fundamental policy. It would be like allowing banks to liquidate clubs for an unpaid debts.

By all means be guided by appropriate expert opinion but don't be a hostage to it.
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