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With a choice to be made, if winter time gets the go-ahead, there won't be many midweek club matches in April/May and September/October unless we all get match standard floodlights!

m_the_d (None) - Posts: 1049 - 06/03/2019 13:51:34    2170631

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Majority seem to want Summer time to remain. It'll probably swing that way fingers crossed.

RoyalBadger (Meath) - Posts: 545 - 06/03/2019 14:18:13    2170641

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It will be some craic if wee vote to change and keep to the same time all year around and up in the North they keep to their time change twice per year. Gaa matches up in the north played an hour behind us.

OLLIE (Louth) - Posts: 11935 - 06/03/2019 16:47:08    2170676

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Replying To OLLIE:  "It will be some craic if wee vote to change and keep to the same time all year around and up in the North they keep to their time change twice per year. Gaa matches up in the north played an hour behind us."
That wont be happening anyway. We'll all be on the same time whatever it will be. If the UK wants Winter Time and the Republic wants Summer Time then Winter Time it will be, you can be sure of that.

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1206 - 06/03/2019 18:27:58    2170700

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Replying To OLLIE:  "It will be some craic if wee vote to change and keep to the same time all year around and up in the North they keep to their time change twice per year. Gaa matches up in the north played an hour behind us."
If Brexit goes ahead there will be GAA there will be a whole provincial championship being played outside of the EU lol!

waynoI (Dublin) - Posts: 13236 - 06/03/2019 18:49:13    2170703

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Replying To waynoI:  "If Brexit goes ahead there will be GAA there will be a whole provincial championship being played outside of the EU lol!"
How do you figure that one?

Several games would still be in eu, as would the final.

Kind of I'll-informed comment you might expect from a west minister northern secretary!

TearsIn85 (Monaghan) - Posts: 69 - 06/03/2019 20:55:18    2170730

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Replying To waynoI:  "If Brexit goes ahead there will be GAA there will be a whole provincial championship being played outside of the EU lol!"
Geography obviously wasn't a strong point.

Uimhir.a.3. (Galway) - Posts: 392 - 06/03/2019 21:20:18    2170739

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Replying To waynoI:  "If Brexit goes ahead there will be GAA there will be a whole provincial championship being played outside of the EU lol!"
Seriously ??? Lack of Primary school geography and basic irish history .

farneygael (Monaghan) - Posts: 107 - 06/03/2019 21:54:19    2170743

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Replying To Uimhir.a.3.:  "Geography obviously wasn't a strong point."
Ah go easy on Wayno...Dublin school kids only have geography books that cover inside the M50 ;)

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 9623 - 06/03/2019 22:03:38    2170745

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The most recent Gov report shows that as there's no baseline for analysis of the socio-economic impacts this move could have on the country, any change should be incremental and tentative. The suggestion has been to implement a rigid time structure (RTS) on a localized basis at first (Focal Point), as a test study, with full implementation based on geographic proximity to the RTS focal point.

What the studies have shown is that each time we gain/lose an hour, the incidents of heart attack spike, caused by people adjusting to the new regime experiencing shock to their systems as they adapt to the new, sudden, waking patterns. Consequently, to avoid this spike, the RTS FP will be located based on proximal location to the rising sun. Hence the RTS FP will be established on the eastern seaboard, preferably in a part of the country where a sufficient population exists to provide an adequate study group to assess the impacts of the imposition of the RTS.

Based on the findings of that study group, gradual implementation will then be introduced to adjacent territories based on sunset times until finally the entire country would ideally observe RTS. The exception being certain islands off the west coast, where due to the lack of the introduction of modern chronological measuring devices, the implementation of the RTS would be redundant and only result in confusion, particularly to publicans.

festinog (Galway) - Posts: 2504 - 06/03/2019 23:29:21    2170754

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Replying To yew_tree:  "Ah go easy on Wayno...Dublin school kids only have geography books that cover inside the M50 ;)"
I once had a graduate from UCD (who also happened to be a Dub) who had a BA in Geography, working for me, who was shocked to learn Connemara wasn't in Kerry.

In her defense, she, ah, well.... Nope. There's no defense.

festinog (Galway) - Posts: 2504 - 06/03/2019 23:37:16    2170755

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I know we're all speaking with tongue in cheek here but this has big implications beyond the GAA. We would have loads of people from Derry and Tyrone working in our place who travel in every day. Their daily routines would be massively impacted by any time difference between ourselves and the North. You'd hope logic and reason would prevail, but given what has transpired in the last couple of years nothing would surprise me. You only had to listen to the actual NI's Secretary of State's comments yesterday to conclude that the UK is in a low, low place in terms of their political appointments and decisions.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 6294 - 07/03/2019 08:58:20    2170768

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Replying To yew_tree:  "Ah go easy on Wayno...Dublin school kids only have geography books that cover inside the M50 ;)"
Anything else would be beyond the Pale!

baire (Galway) - Posts: 538 - 07/03/2019 09:17:00    2170769

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Replying To yew_tree:  "Ah go easy on Wayno...Dublin school kids only have geography books that cover inside the M50 ;)"
Out to the red cow. As the kids say in Dublin schools jasus mister what is this foreign land yis call Kildare

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 15006 - 07/03/2019 09:24:50    2170772

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On the issue here I don't see there being two different time zones on this island...Ireland will follow the UK.

One thing that many have not picked up on is the 5 hour time difference between us in the east coast USA will extend to 6 hours for half the year....will disrupt those of us working for US companies and with colleagues in the east coast...

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 9623 - 07/03/2019 10:58:44    2170808

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Replying To yew_tree:  "On the issue here I don't see there being two different time zones on this island...Ireland will follow the UK.

One thing that many have not picked up on is the 5 hour time difference between us in the east coast USA will extend to 6 hours for half the year....will disrupt those of us working for US companies and with colleagues in the east coast..."
Yeah that would definitely impact me as well. I pack in as many Skype and Webex meetings as I can between 2 and 5pm our time with the US business. An additional hour would be a balls for 6 months of the year.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 6294 - 07/03/2019 13:29:03    2170850

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Replying To yew_tree:  "On the issue here I don't see there being two different time zones on this island...Ireland will follow the UK.

One thing that many have not picked up on is the 5 hour time difference between us in the east coast USA will extend to 6 hours for half the year....will disrupt those of us working for US companies and with colleagues in the east coast..."
I worked in a state here in the US that is in two different time zones. I can't tell you the number of times you'd show up at a meeting to discover you were an hour early, or an hour late, because the organizer would forget that participants were travelling from other parts of the state. It wouldn't have been too bad if the drive to the meeting was nice, but North Dakota is not exactly known for its scenic beauty...

festinog (Galway) - Posts: 2504 - 07/03/2019 18:43:12    2170942

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Replying To Lockjaw:  "Yeah that would definitely impact me as well. I pack in as many Skype and Webex meetings as I can between 2 and 5pm our time with the US business. An additional hour would be a balls for 6 months of the year."
+1 - damm webex. A few more trips to the US may have to be done in such a scenario.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 9623 - 07/03/2019 18:47:03    2170943

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