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Should the 2020 championship be cancelled?

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Re: Should the 2020 championship be cancelled?
« Reply #60 on: October 21, 2020, 04:47:14 PM »
If it was an open draw I'd have been all for it

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Re: Should the 2020 championship be cancelled?
« Reply #61 on: October 21, 2020, 06:13:33 PM »
An Open Draw and fixtures like Antrim travelling to play Waterford in the first round?

Are you serious?
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Re: Should the 2020 championship be cancelled?
« Reply #62 on: October 21, 2020, 10:29:32 PM »
Or the dubs travelling to ballybofey or Clones on a pissing wet Sunday rather than having wicklow in croker. Proper competition

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Re: Should the 2020 championship be cancelled?
« Reply #63 on: October 21, 2020, 10:35:52 PM »
Rossies have a case , some players now isolating
Walk-in down mchale rd , sun out, summers day , game day . That’s all .

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Re: Should the 2020 championship be cancelled?
« Reply #64 on: October 21, 2020, 10:44:37 PM »
Rossies have a case , some players now isolating

Any county team that doesn't get at least 1 positive case over the next few weeks will be extremely lucky.
Is the ref going to finally blow his whistle?... No, he's going to blow his nose

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Re: Should the 2020 championship be cancelled?
« Reply #65 on: October 22, 2020, 08:09:53 AM »
Rossies have a case , some players now isolating

Offaly hurlers also have cases and might have to give Kildare a walkover at the weekend
« Last Edit: October 22, 2020, 11:26:51 AM by dublin7 »
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Re: Should the 2020 championship be cancelled?
« Reply #66 on: October 22, 2020, 09:51:41 PM »
Rossies have a case , some players now isolating

Any county team that doesn't get at least 1 positive case over the next few weeks will be extremely lucky.
Either very lucky, or just won’t have tested!

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Re: Should the 2020 championship be cancelled?
« Reply #67 on: October 22, 2020, 09:57:26 PM »
Rossies have a case , some players now isolating

Any county team that doesn't get at least 1 positive case over the next few weeks will be extremely lucky.
Either very lucky, or just won’t have tested!

Or test & say f**k all

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Re: Should the 2020 championship be cancelled?
« Reply #68 on: October 22, 2020, 10:23:05 PM »
Offaly hurlers have given Kildare a walkover this weekend in the hurling after they confirmed they can't field a team due to Covid-19.

Paul Flynn and the GPA are demanding improved testing now as well. With cases at such a high rate who knows how many more players will be affected if/when they start a proper testing program
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Re: Should the 2020 championship be cancelled?
« Reply #69 on: October 22, 2020, 10:26:16 PM »
Seems crazy that all the panel were deemed close contacts (Offaly). The guidelines, if followed, should ensure no one is a close contact.

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Re: Should the 2020 championship be cancelled?
« Reply #70 on: October 22, 2020, 10:41:39 PM »
Seems crazy that all the panel were deemed close contacts (Offaly). The guidelines, if followed, should ensure no one is a close contact.

Yes it's a strange one, most players should be causal contacts.
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Re: Should the 2020 championship be cancelled?
« Reply #71 on: October 22, 2020, 11:36:48 PM »
Seems crazy that all the panel were deemed close contacts (Offaly). The guidelines, if followed, should ensure no one is a close contact.

Correct. Baffling

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Re: Should the 2020 championship be cancelled?
« Reply #72 on: October 22, 2020, 11:59:01 PM »
Seems crazy that all the panel were deemed close contacts (Offaly). The guidelines, if followed, should ensure no one is a close contact.

Not all the panel were deemed close contacts.

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The HSE has deemed almost every member of the Offaly panel as a ‘close contact’ of a player with Covid-19.

https://offaly.gaa.ie/2020/10/22/statement-offaly-hurlers-unable-to-fulfil-christy-ring-cup-fixture/

https://twitter.com/RTEgaa/status/1319390817426038786

Sounds like Offaly messed up in how they ran the training session, given that the HSE have done contact tracing for a number of county panels and this is the only county who seem to have an issue relating directly to how a training session was run.

Should be a warning to other counties.

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Re: Should the 2020 championship be cancelled?
« Reply #73 on: October 23, 2020, 08:35:10 AM »
Seems crazy that all the panel were deemed close contacts (Offaly). The guidelines, if followed, should ensure no one is a close contact.

Not all the panel were deemed close contacts.

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The HSE has deemed almost every member of the Offaly panel as a ‘close contact’ of a player with Covid-19.

https://offaly.gaa.ie/2020/10/22/statement-offaly-hurlers-unable-to-fulfil-christy-ring-cup-fixture/

https://twitter.com/RTEgaa/status/1319390817426038786

Sounds like Offaly messed up in how they ran the training session, given that the HSE have done contact tracing for a number of county panels and this is the only county who seem to have an issue relating directly to how a training session was run.

Should be a warning to other counties.
From what I read it seems the only lads who weren't close contacts were the lads who missed training.

It's very odd. Either HSE have gone nuclear on what is a close contact as opposed to a casual contact - in which case there's no point in continuing the season.

Or (presumably more likely) Offaly fecked up in the way they ran the session (e.g. everyone was huddled together in a changing room for tactical discussions)

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Re: Should the 2020 championship be cancelled?
« Reply #74 on: October 23, 2020, 12:05:03 PM »
I'm afraid that it's becoming increasingly likely that the championships will have to be called off.
If a significant number of counties, say, 5 or 6 have players in isolation and have to pull out of games, the competitions will become meaningless and will have to be scrapped, like it or not.
I think that will be a great pity because, right now, only Tony Holohan can stop Mayo this year.  ;D
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