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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #270 on: April 14, 2020, 06:15:23 PM »
Something has to give lads. A vaccine may take 18 months. Bars schools clubs parks building sites are going to have to open sometimes. Older people just need to watch themselves and isolate as much as possible until a vaccine is ready. But to stop the whole country for 18 months at least will have a devastating affect on everyone. Club football should be told to go ahead when they have it under control. Keep up with the social distance stuff as best we can. Something has to give

I can understand the need to get the economy moving again, but club football strikes me as being far down the list of things we need to get started again.

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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #271 on: April 14, 2020, 06:15:44 PM »
Hard to see anything happening now. So someone is a carrier and 25 other fellas in a small changing room, all go out and play, one fella in the other team now infected, repeat a few days later at training then at the next game, is it worth it? Not a chance, no gambling people's lives
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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #272 on: April 14, 2020, 06:23:44 PM »
Championship postponed indefinitely, nothing before July for certain.

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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #273 on: April 14, 2020, 06:25:48 PM »
Something has to give lads. A vaccine may take 18 months. Bars schools clubs parks building sites are going to have to open sometimes. Older people just need to watch themselves and isolate as much as possible until a vaccine is ready. But to stop the whole country for 18 months at least will have a devastating affect on everyone. Club football should be told to go ahead when they have it under control. Keep up with the social distance stuff as best we can. Something has to give

I can understand the need to get the economy moving again, but club football strikes me as being far down the list of things we need to get started again.

I agree 100% but if or when the virus recedes, club competitions will be easy enough to get started compared to the intercounty scene.

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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #274 on: April 14, 2020, 07:09:26 PM »
I donít see any county games this year, even club games could be a stretch.  As a suggestion, park the remainder of 2020 until we get this under control, get a vaccine out, and in March 2021 complete the 2020 leagues .... so Armagh can get a rattle at Roscommon for a place in Div 1 :-)

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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #275 on: April 15, 2020, 02:57:08 AM »
Faceless old men in darkened rooms dithering over whether young men can be sent out into danger for the entertainment of others.

Why the dilatory official statement?

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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #276 on: April 15, 2020, 04:12:52 AM »
The Ulster Council meeting on Monday night (via teleconference) have decided with the following...

* The Ulster club football leagues, along with the Buncrana Cup (U16 IC football league) and the Ulster Minor football league are all cancelled/abandoned for 2020.

* Ulster MFC - the original draw has been scrapped and the competition will now be a straight knockout tournament based on the SFC draw, with the Minor championship game to be held as a curtain raiser to the senior game.

* Ulster SFC - it is postponed indefinitely. It is hoped to be rescheduled but it's reckoned to be highly unlikely to commence before the beginning of July.

https://ulster.gaa.ie/2020/04/update-on-ulster-gaa-2020-fixtures-and-competitions/

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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #277 on: April 15, 2020, 09:11:41 AM »
Serious question
Whatís the difference in 3/400 walking about Tesco in a closed environment to say 50 at an underage match on a football pitch?
And donít say social distance in a shop. Iíve shopped in Tesco 4 times and as much as people would like to think everyone is on top of each other. And the poor shelf stackers are coming into contact with thousands a day

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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #278 on: April 15, 2020, 09:16:01 AM »
Serious question
Whatís the difference in 3/400 walking about Tesco in a closed environment to say 50 at an underage match on a football pitch?
And donít say social distance in a shop. Iíve shopped in Tesco 4 times and as much as people would like to think everyone is on top of each other. And the poor shelf stackers are coming into contact with thousands a day

So what's your point? It's poor in the Tesco you go to therefore it's grand to go ahead with underage football? Thought you said this was a serious question?

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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #279 on: April 15, 2020, 09:19:31 AM »
Serious question
Whatís the difference in 3/400 walking about Tesco in a closed environment to say 50 at an underage match on a football pitch?
And donít say social distance in a shop. Iíve shopped in Tesco 4 times and as much as people would like to think everyone is on top of each other. And the poor shelf stackers are coming into contact with thousands a day

Necessity. Shops are doing all they can to enforce social distancing but thereís only so much you can do. People need food but they should be shopping as infrequently as possible. 50 young ones donít need to be running around a pitch just now

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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #280 on: April 15, 2020, 09:20:34 AM »
Serious question
Whatís the difference in 3/400 walking about Tesco in a closed environment to say 50 at an underage match on a football pitch?
And donít say social distance in a shop. Iíve shopped in Tesco 4 times and as much as people would like to think everyone is on top of each other. And the poor shelf stackers are coming into contact with thousands a day

Serious answer. The people in Tesco are walking about to help feed their families. The fifty people at an underage club match are engaging in their hobby.

Imagine the outcry if even one person died from the GAA or any other sporting organisation rushing back and spreading the virus again. The GAA is a conservative but also a responsible organisation and I don't think they will take the risk. It's not what people want to hear and that is why I think they are not saying it at the moment (no GAA matches for a long time) , they don't want to kill all hope.   

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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #281 on: April 15, 2020, 09:50:21 AM »
Walking in the park and buying alcohol is essential?

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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #282 on: April 15, 2020, 09:59:29 AM »
Walking in the park and buying alcohol is essential?

If you need help in understanding the difference between keeping supermarkets open and restarting GAA underage fixtures then there is hardly much point in continuing any debate. Thankfully I would trust the GAA hierarchy to be more responsible than that.

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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #283 on: April 15, 2020, 11:01:07 AM »
Imagine the outcry if even one person died from the GAA or any other sporting organisation rushing back and spreading the virus again. The GAA is a conservative but also a responsible organisation and I don't think they will take the risk. It's not what people want to hear and that is why I think they are not saying it at the moment (no GAA matches for a long time) , they don't want to kill all hope.   

People often die because of involvement in GAA and other sports, chiefly in road accidents. There is no logic in saying that sports should be banned in order to prevent a single death. Nobody as far as I know wants GAA to resume right now but there will come a time when decisions will have to be made. Next winter will be very difficult if there is neither sport nor recreation in the meantime and there will be lives lost on foot of that too.

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Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« Reply #284 on: April 15, 2020, 11:13:29 AM »
Serious question
Whatís the difference in 3/400 walking about Tesco in a closed environment to say 50 at an underage match on a football pitch?
And donít say social distance in a shop. Iíve shopped in Tesco 4 times and as much as people would like to think everyone is on top of each other. And the poor shelf stackers are coming into contact with thousands a day

Necessity. Shops are doing all they can to enforce social distancing but thereís only so much you can do. People need food but they should be shopping as infrequently as possible. 50 young ones donít need to be running around a pitch just now
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