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Re: Division one 2021
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2021, 12:12:17 PM »
It's possible that there are many more people out there untested and who would test positive.

If the championship (with or without asterix) is to go ahead at some time later in the year, then the league would precede it as a warm up  of sorts.

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« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2021, 05:20:43 PM »
No leagues this year?

https://m.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/calls-grow-for-national-league-to-be-scrapped-with-gaa-facing-loss-of-17m-39958651.html
As it stands now the situation is intolerable  but I'd expect the current situation in the South re  infections to drop radically to pre spike levels over the next week or two, fast up and fast down. We'll see how it goes.
Nothing will happen until winter is over. Covid is relentless at lower temperatures.
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« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2021, 01:20:13 PM »
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« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2021, 02:39:58 PM »
Is there much hope for clubs?
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Re: Division one 2021
« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2021, 04:04:31 PM »
Probably not till we hit Level 2 in the 26 anyway.
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« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2021, 01:19:22 PM »
Probably not till we hit Level 2 in the 26 anyway.
It looks like the pandemic will continue well into next year if not beyond. It's hard to see the League happening this year.
Too many matches compared to a knockout all Ireland
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« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2021, 01:35:43 PM »
Seafoid, why would you say it will continue into next year and beyond? Surely once 70% of the population is vaccinated things will go back to normal. Covid might never go away but will probably become endemic through a combination of vaccination and natural immunity.

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« Reply #22 on: January 25, 2021, 01:42:51 PM »
Seafoid, why would you say it will continue into next year and beyond? Surely once 70% of the population is vaccinated things will go back to normal. Covid might never go away but will probably become endemic through a combination of vaccination and natural immunity.


   Healthcare companies are saying it

   https://www.ft.com/content/1c7266b1-1fad-458e-8585-12dc3164fdce

   "in the virtual world of the conference, the healthcare industry was preparing for an enduring war on Covid. “We do believe more so than we did, let’s say four to six months ago, that there will be a level of testing that will continue certainly through FY ’22,” said Tom Polen, chief executive of Becton Dickinson, the New Jersey-based manufacturer of syringes and tests. 

Another two years of this? If anything, that is optimistic, according to Stephen Tang, chief executive of OraSure Technologies, a rival diagnostics company. “The need to have tests available to continue to test for Covid-19 will last well beyond 2022, certainly in the sophisticated economies,” said Mr Tang. “And then for the low- and middle-income countries, perhaps well into 2027 or 2030, unfortunately. But I think that’s the state of play for this virus and the world populations.”"
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Re: Division one 2021
« Reply #23 on: January 25, 2021, 07:21:58 PM »
Seafoid, why would you say it will continue into next year and beyond? Surely once 70% of the population is vaccinated things will go back to normal. Covid might never go away but will probably become endemic through a combination of vaccination and natural immunity.

He thinks speculation and guesses on what might happen are facts.

On the topic late March at the earliest the likely start date for the NFL now.

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« Reply #24 on: January 26, 2021, 11:33:08 AM »
Seafoid, why would you say it will continue into next year and beyond? Surely once 70% of the population is vaccinated things will go back to normal. Covid might never go away but will probably become endemic through a combination of vaccination and natural immunity.

He thinks speculation and guesses on what might happen are facts.

On the topic late March at the earliest the likely start date for the NFL now.
Why don't we sit back and follow it and see who is right ?
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« Reply #25 on: January 26, 2021, 12:12:48 PM »
https://www.ft.com/content/17c44c96-39f2-4ada-badd-d65815b0a521

One source of gloom emerged at a briefing last week. Academic researchers warned vaccination alone might not induce sufficient herd immunity to stamp out the virus. An unhappy combination of imperfect vaccine efficacy, suboptimal take-up and super-infectious variants could derail attempts to reach the herd immunity threshold, when R falls below one and the virus begins to dissipate. Modelling from the University of East Anglia corroborates this unpalatable possibility.
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Re: Division one 2021
« Reply #26 on: January 26, 2021, 12:25:10 PM »


On the topic late March at the earliest the likely start date for the NFL now.
I presume the GAA will stick with no collective training till 5th March so likely weekend 27/28 March start date if the NFL/NHL go ahead at all. They well might not if no Government €€€€€s
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Re: Division one 2021
« Reply #27 on: January 26, 2021, 01:09:18 PM »
Last year I think 5 rounds were played before the stoppage in March. Nothing was played again until the summer.
April and May are still months where Covid is strong.
I can't see anything happening this April or May for this reason.

After that you are in to Championship or Club time. There will probably be another knockout championship setup with
 provincials and no qualifiers in order to reduce the number of matches.

This will continue until some sort of smacht is put on Covid.
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Re: Division one 2021
« Reply #28 on: January 26, 2021, 02:06:36 PM »


On the topic late March at the earliest the likely start date for the NFL now.
I presume the GAA will stick with no collective training till 5th March so likely weekend 27/28 March start date if the NFL/NHL go ahead at all. They well might not if no Government €€€€€s

Intercounty activity is not bound by public health restrictions of course. As elite sport, the GAA could - and likely will - green light the return to training in February.

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« Reply #29 on: January 26, 2021, 03:10:40 PM »


On the topic late March at the earliest the likely start date for the NFL now.
I presume the GAA will stick with no collective training till 5th March so likely weekend 27/28 March start date if the NFL/NHL go ahead at all. They well might not if no Government €€€€€s

Intercounty activity is not bound by public health restrictions of course. As elite sport, the GAA could - and likely will - green light the return to training in February.

They are but I think the GAA are first waiting for some government funding before they give the go ahead to February training.