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Re: Division one 2021
« Reply #30 on: January 26, 2021, 03:40:26 PM »
Yep. Will want to be seen as being responsible and sensible.
Sports Minister meeting Sports organisations Thursday I believe.
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Re: Division one 2021
« Reply #31 on: January 26, 2021, 05:01:57 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.

The GAA has zero income, same as the IRFU and FAI.
It's likely to be pragmatic.
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Re: Division one 2021
« Reply #32 on: January 26, 2021, 08:06:51 PM »
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Re: Division one 2021
« Reply #33 on: January 26, 2021, 08:14:35 PM »
Will we have All Ireland club championship now if season pushed back?

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Re: Division one 2021
« Reply #34 on: January 27, 2021, 10:59:53 AM »
Will we have All Ireland club championship now if season pushed back?

At this stage I'd be happy with just a few matches, we can worry about AI Cub Finals in a few months time

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Re: Division one 2021
« Reply #35 on: January 28, 2021, 05:09:03 PM »
Early April start for the NFL now if restrictions are eased on March 5th.


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Re: Division one 2021
« Reply #37 on: February 10, 2021, 09:58:33 PM »
https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2021/0210/1196369-inter-county-gaa-no-longer-exempt-under-level-5/

They must be certain level 5 restrictions are staying in place for all of March. Makes little sense why it was exempt under Level 5  last year and now isn't.
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Re: Division one 2021
« Reply #38 on: February 11, 2021, 01:30:37 PM »
 
https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/gaa-return-to-play-suspended-indefinitely-on-government-guidance-1.4481471
 
The GAA’s return to play has been suspended indefinitely and to April at the earliest. This news has emerged after an emergency meeting on Wednesday of the GAA’s Covid Advisory Group and on foot of a meeting earlier this week between the association, women’s Gaelic games organisations and Minister of State for Sport Jack Chambers.

The bodies were informed that under the revised ‘Living with Covid’ guidelines to be issued the week after next, elite Gaelic games will no longer be allowed under Level 5 restrictions.


A letter to clubs and counties from GAA president John Horan and DG Tom Ryan, states:

“It was also clear that there will not be any change to this position post-March 5th when the restrictions currently in place are reviewed.

“It is the view of the GAA’s Covid Advisory group that no on-field activity will be permitted – training or games – until Easter at the earliest. In the interim, it is expected that the Government will publish an updated ‘Living with Covid’ plan and we expect that this will provide clarity on when clubs and counties are likely to be allowed return to training and games in 2021. It should also provide clarity on when other off-field club activities may be permitted to resume.”

With no sign of relaxation to Level 4 on the horizon, GAA officials are resigned to county teams not being allowed to resume training until April at the earliest, which means that fixtures are unlikely until later that month or May.
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Re: Division one 2021
« Reply #39 on: February 11, 2021, 01:32:20 PM »
It looks like the GAA were prepared to concede on the League in return for enough time to run the championship/. This year it should be run in the summer imo.
Covid will be back from its summer hols by mid September
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Re: Division one 2021
« Reply #40 on: February 11, 2021, 04:56:05 PM »
It looks like the GAA were prepared to concede on the League in return for enough time to run the championship/. This year it should be run in the summer imo.
Covid will be back from its summer hols by mid September
Covid doesn't take holidays. You contain it and get as many vaccines into arms between now and September.

They would have to concede their All-Ireland B championship for a 2nd year in a row if the league was scrapped and HQ wouldn't want that.

Michael Martin said they will release the living with Covid plan next week they will be looking at inter-county GAA,  he thought the return to inter County (October to December)  worked well last year.

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Re: Division one 2021
« Reply #41 on: February 11, 2021, 06:14:01 PM »
Seafoid if covid does come back from it's holidays as you say in September, why should it matter that much? Most adults will be vaccinated by then. That should turn covid into the equivalent of a mild flu even for the varients. Life has to go on at some stage.

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Re: Division one 2021
« Reply #42 on: February 12, 2021, 05:06:52 PM »
https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2021/0211/1196537-horan-lack-of-bubbles-the-reason-gaa-cant-come-back/

He asked the Minister the question directly, 'were we included in the present elite status'", Horan told RTÉ Sport.

"He said we weren't because the present elite status categorised was those sports that could operate within a bubble, and the GAA obviously wouldn't be able to function in such a manner.

"If you look across the three associations there would be 106 teams there at senior inter-county level - that would be a multiple of about 5,000 players.

"They all work within the community and we've all seen that throughout the winter.

"If you go back to our record last year we were always safe and responsible in the decisions we made in terms of return to play. Sometimes we moved at a slower pace than NPHET or the government were recommending.

"We have an appetite to go back and play the games but we feel, as both a management committee and the covid advisory committee, that it's not safe and it wouldn't be responsible to go back at the moment such is the level of the virus within society."

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Re: Division one 2021
« Reply #43 on: February 12, 2021, 05:08:32 PM »
Seafoid if covid does come back from it's holidays as you say in September, why should it matter that much? Most adults will be vaccinated by then. That should turn covid into the equivalent of a mild flu even for the varients. Life has to go on at some stage.

Scientists are worried about mutations of the virus that are resistant to the current range of vaccines.
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Re: Division one 2021
« Reply #44 on: April 22, 2021, 04:44:41 PM »
Round 1

15.05.2021 (Sat)
Healy Park, Omagh 17:00 Tír Eoghain v Dún na nGall
Austin Stack Park, Tralee 15:00 Ciarraí v Gaillimh

16.05.2021 (Sun)
Brewster Park, Enniskillen 15:00 Muineachán v Ard Mhacha
Dr Hyde Park, Roscommon 13:45 Ros Comáin v Áth Cliath

Round 2

22.05.2021 (Sat)
MacCumhaill Park, Ballybofey 17:00 Dún na nGall v Muineachán
Athletic Grounds, Armagh 19:00 Ard Mhacha v Tír Eoghain

23.05.2021 (Sun)
Semple Stadium, Thurles 13:45 Áth Cliath v Ciarraí
Pearse Stadium, Salthill 14:00 Gaillimh v Ros Comáin

Round 3

29.05.2021 (Sat)
Athletic Grounds, Armagh 19:30 Ard Mhacha v Dún na nGall
Healy Park, Omagh 19:30 Tír Eoghain v Muineachán

30.05.2021 (Sun)
St Jarlath's Park, Tuam 15:45 Gaillimh v Áth Cliath
Dr Hyde Park, Roscommon 15:45 Ros Comáin v Ciarraí
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