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joemamas

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GAA attendance 2021
« on: June 09, 2021, 03:34:07 PM »
With the 2021 Championship about to get underway in both codes, wanted to open the discussion about potential attendances. As of now the “powers to be “ are saying that All-Ireland at the end of August may have 25k in attendance.

Don’t really want to turn this blog into a pissing contest about shabby vaccine rollout, which looks like it is as much an EU issue as much as an Ireland issue.
However, can somebody explain, that as it stands now, you will be able to go to Castlebar on July 24th, (assuming Mayo are in it) and be able to watch the game in a hotel, restaurant or a pub while having a pint, but you may not be able walk up the town and watch the Connaught final in an outdoor stadium, even though you have been vaccinated.

Has anybody questioned the GAA hierarchy in Croke park, the civil servants/ Govt who are deciding on attendance policies, and more importantly what science are they basing their allowed attendance on.

Not sure of % attendance of UK events.
Current examples of attendances in US. Btw, no masks whatsoever required at in bars and restaurants.
There were 135k at the Indianapolis 500 two weeks ago. Outdoor event.
NBA indoor attendance as of this week.
https://www.sportstravelmagazine.com/which-nba-teams-allow-fans-this-season-covid/

Back to Ireland. Just got this info on line.
As of a few days ago, there were three million vaccines administered, (2MM first doses)one could safely assume that in six weeks’ time there will be at least another million plus vaccinated.
Most experts agree .It is pretty much impossible to get the virus if you are vaccinated and in an outdoor environment.

 A little more analysis,
Population of Ireland is 5MM
Excluding 1MM under age of 14= 4MM
Right now 2MM have gotten one dose. If in six weeks another Million get a first shot, that would bring total to at least 3MM.
4MM divided by 3MM is = to 75% of population over 14 that will have received one dose.

All puzzling to say the least. Hoping common sense will prevail and let folks who are vaccinated and want to attend games to do so. I have no problem going onto a GAA website and providing proof of same and wearing a mask if that is required also.

« Last Edit: June 09, 2021, 03:42:35 PM by joemamas »

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Re: GAA attendance 2021
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2021, 03:42:40 PM »
There is a case for people in big stadia, there should be no TV games allowed in pubs. They have it arseways.
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Re: GAA attendance 2021
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2021, 05:38:18 PM »
Am I right in saying currently 500 in 6 Cos and 200 here for Inter County?.
Pilot games here in rugbyball and soccerball seems to be 10% of capacity.
I'd hope, for selfish reasons that would rise to 20 or 25% for Ros/Galway game on 4th July.
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Re: GAA attendance 2021
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2021, 11:21:22 PM »
Could we not have provincial finals in croke park to accommodate more supporters ?
Walk-in down mchale rd , sun out, summers day , game day . That’s all .

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Re: GAA attendance 2021
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2021, 08:15:40 AM »
There is a case for people in big stadia, there should be no TV games allowed in pubs. They have it arseways.
Are you joking? No games in pubs?

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Re: GAA attendance 2021
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2021, 11:55:27 AM »
There is a case for people in big stadia, there should be no TV games allowed in pubs. They have it arseways.
Are you joking? No games in pubs?

No, I am not joking.
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Re: GAA attendance 2021
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2021, 12:20:15 PM »
There is a case for people in big stadia, there should be no TV games allowed in pubs. They have it arseways.
Are you joking? No games in pubs?

No, I am not joking.
Aw here...

Cunny Funt

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Re: GAA attendance 2021
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2021, 02:29:51 PM »
There is a case for people in big stadia, there should be no TV games allowed in pubs. They have it arseways.
Are you joking? No games in pubs?

He has a strong point. Packed pubs watching a match is far more likely to spread the virus than outdoors in a 20k plus stadium.

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Re: GAA attendance 2021
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2021, 02:43:59 PM »
Don't disagree Cunny but can't see the GAA pulling the plug on live coverage.
Can't see the Government closing pubs again unless there's major outbreaks of Covid.
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Re: GAA attendance 2021
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2021, 02:49:18 PM »
Don't disagree Cunny but can't see the GAA pulling the plug on live coverage.
Can't see the Government closing pubs again unless there's major outbreaks of Covid.

Which as Armaghniac points outs they have things arseways

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Re: GAA attendance 2021
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2021, 08:03:35 PM »
Am I reading it right that there will be no limits to outdoor gatherings in the North from 21st June? ( other than capacity of venue)
Does that include sports fixtures?
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