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downjim

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Elite sport
« on: October 16, 2020, 09:49:09 AM »
I think this deserves a thread on its own.
Does anyone know what classifies as an elite sport in Ireland. The all-ireland rugby league cannot go ahead but the all-Ireland u17 championship can. I am a great lover of gaelic games but to call a spade a spade, there is something wrong here.

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Re: Elite sport
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2020, 09:54:31 AM »
I think this deserves a thread on its own.
Does anyone know what classifies as an elite sport in Ireland. The all-ireland rugby league cannot go ahead but the all-Ireland u17 championship can. I am a great lover of gaelic games but to call a spade a spade, there is something wrong here.
why  no one case about the AIL least of all the IRFU
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Re: Elite sport
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2020, 10:01:42 AM »
Come on, its funny seeing the Ulster rugby types reaction.

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Re: Elite sport
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2020, 10:03:05 AM »
Cork Con and Garryowen firsts cannot play this weekend but Derry u16 camogie team can , i do not know who brokered this deal for us but they deserves an award of some sort.

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Re: Elite sport
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2020, 10:32:19 AM »
Presumably the provinces are the elite level of rugby whereas county sides are the elite level of GAA.

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Re: Elite sport
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2020, 12:20:28 PM »
The club rugby that has been ongoing over the last 3/4 weeks must be classified as elite or otherwise it couldn't have been played. The decision to pull it is an IRFU one, not the government restrictions.

Level 3 is clear - "No matches or other sporting events should take place, with the exceptions of profesional, elite and inter-county championship, which should all take place behind closed doors."