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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #152 on: March 25, 2020, 12:57:58 PM »
https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/storey-says-knockout-all-ireland-might-be-only-viable-plan-for-gaa-1.4210220

“Teams might have to play twice a week, depending on what schedule is there,” he said. “That will suit the stronger counties but it might be either that or nothing.

“The GAA has always been a bit too tied to Sunday games anyhow, in my opinion. What’s wrong with Wexford and Kilkenny meeting on a Wednesday evening? Or a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday evening? It’s only in people’s heads through tradition that it has be on the weekends.

“People will argue that players work but sure club leagues and county challenge games are played on midweek evenings all the time. I think players are professional enough that they could hack it, particularly in the circumstances we’re in. Let’s be honest, if it’s Plan A, B or C, everyone will be only too delighted to accept whatever is going if it means games can be played.”
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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #153 on: March 25, 2020, 01:10:40 PM »
i am big fan of friday night games

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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #154 on: March 25, 2020, 01:34:20 PM »
they could do a 16 team all ireland with a round 2a and 2b so every team gets two games at least and do the same with the  Tailteann Cup but id prefer a 32 open draw knockout gives smaller counties hope or as someone else said they could seed division 1 and 2 teams but they play a division 3 or 4 teams away in 1st round.The provincial councils will complain tho so there no way i see their being a open national tournament.

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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #155 on: March 26, 2020, 01:27:11 PM »
All Ireland championship opener London v Roscommon that was set for May 2nd is now postponed. According to HQ A mid June championship start is talked about but too soon to speculate yet.
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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #156 on: March 26, 2020, 01:42:54 PM »
I think this is a great opportunity to have an open draw all Ireland. No provincial championship, no seedings, no home or away, nothing.
First round could be tyrone v dublin and London v Waterford.  Great craic altogether

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« Reply #157 on: March 26, 2020, 02:26:26 PM »
Exactly An Watcher what better year could there be to trial something like that. Plus play to the death on the night,  extra time, if still a draw first team to score!

You know what the biggest obstacle will be.....the provincial boards who would hate to lose their "presigious" competition s and the revenue that generates. Surely away could be found to compensate the provincial boards, some form of revenue share.

Need to get the county stuff over asap so that club scene can start.

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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #158 on: March 26, 2020, 02:31:33 PM »
I think this is a great opportunity to have an open draw all Ireland. No provincial championship, no seedings, no home or away, nothing.
First round could be tyrone v dublin and London v Waterford.  Great craic altogether
There would be no finding your best team in the qualifiers . Best team out every day. It would be more interesting and then if the Dubs got dumped out in a shock second round match...
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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #159 on: March 26, 2020, 02:58:33 PM »
The more I think about it the better it sounds, just go for it straight knockout, as someone said every game finished on the day, even if we have to limit crowds to say 500 for early games make all games live on tv and free to air, every sat and Sunday games on back to back hurling/football be a great summers craic to lighten the mood

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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #160 on: March 26, 2020, 03:30:40 PM »
God Bless ye're innocence.
Anyway London v Roscommon is off - either cancelled or postponed.
I suspect it will be the former with that and the NY/Galway games to take place in 2021.
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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #161 on: March 26, 2020, 10:18:21 PM »
dont see it happening they wont want a kerry v dublin scenario in 1st or 2nd round they willl go provincial knockout system i think thats the best way of getting dublin into the semis without a massive upset in lesinster and kerry should come through munster and say tyrone wins ulster and mayo wins connaght thats tyrone mayo dublin kerry semi finals.

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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #162 on: March 26, 2020, 10:21:24 PM »
Also they be afraid of a open knockout being a success

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« Reply #163 on: March 26, 2020, 10:27:20 PM »
Also they be afraid of a open knockout being a success

If it happens, surely they'll be sell out games - even in the first round, due to lack of action.

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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #164 on: March 26, 2020, 10:29:48 PM »
Imagine the interest from the lesser teams thinking if the draw is kind they could have a long summer for once