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The Corona Virus And Possible Effects To GAA Matches

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They're split on the benefits of wearing facemasks so it's no surprise there's conflicting stories on what and who is safe and who isn't. If someone wears a mask it surely also protects the wearer to some degree, like someone spray painting doesn't wear a mask to filter the paint from them coughing on it surely? No matter how small the protection, every little helps and anyone not tested could still have COVID and it surely minimises them spreading it. So I'll wear a mask outside the house but won't let our little girls past the front door until something more definite is announced.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 5645 - 05/05/2020 18:58:25    2277575

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Replying To catch22:  "
Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "[quote=catch22:  "[quote=Cockney_Cat:  ""but there is no evidence that children transmit it to adults"

This is not true. Please stop spouting dangerous nonsense."
Share it with us then will you. God knows but you seem to know just about everything so enlighten us on the subject."
It's you that is making the claims, not me. Unlike you, I have never said anything for certain about this virus.

From the Independent

"In Switzerland, authorities said on 29 April it is now safe for children under 10 to hug their grandparents because young children "do not transmit" the virus. But German virologist Christian Drosten conducted a study, published a day after the Swiss announcement, which found children "may be just as infectious as adults".

While there are those who state that the evidence is not yet robust enough to come to a clear conclusion on the matter"

The point is, this pathegen is new and we still don't understand it. While there are lots of different research being carried out, nothing is certain at this stage."]You stated I was spouting dangerous nonsense. Clearly I am not and you'd be better reading what the other poster put up which demonstrates that this is thought to be the case and while there are several theories on where this virus came from this is more based in research and reality . That's hardly dangerous nonsense ."]LOL. You're actually claiming to know more than virologists!

Morty (Westmeath) - Posts: 103 - 05/05/2020 19:16:55    2277578

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Replying To moros:  "There will have to be some tipping point in the future though.. there is absolutely no guarantee of securing a vaccine for this. Like we all want it yesterday but the reality is that the scientific community haven't got near their heads around it yet. So what happens..no contact sports for 20,21,22 and so on. The only certainty at the moment is the uncertainty of this and as for 2020 inter county seen it's surely a case of when it will be parked up for the year."
I agree theres no guarantee that there will be a readily available vaccine anytime soon I think there's going to be some risk associated in everything we do for the foreseeable future can we really maintain the same level of social distancing that we are now right into to the middle of next year I don't think so! The way I look at gaa is it going to get the stage where there is as minimal a risk as possible that it can go ahead and that's it down to each individual players officials and fans to decide if they partake or not depending on there own personal circumstances! All this pending on hopefully the number of new cases dropping off in the next few months! A lot of people on social media calling for all gaa to be scrapped this year think there's going to be a miracle vaccine and we can fill the stadiums again straight away in the new year.

theyoungbuck89 (Galway) - Posts: 54 - 05/05/2020 19:24:57    2277579

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Replying To Morty:  "
Replying To catch22:  "[quote=Cockney_Cat:  "[quote=catch22:  "[quote=Cockney_Cat:  ""but there is no evidence that children transmit it to adults"

This is not true. Please stop spouting dangerous nonsense."
Share it with us then will you. God knows but you seem to know just about everything so enlighten us on the subject."
It's you that is making the claims, not me. Unlike you, I have never said anything for certain about this virus.

From the Independent

"In Switzerland, authorities said on 29 April it is now safe for children under 10 to hug their grandparents because young children "do not transmit" the virus. But German virologist Christian Drosten conducted a study, published a day after the Swiss announcement, which found children "may be just as infectious as adults".

While there are those who state that the evidence is not yet robust enough to come to a clear conclusion on the matter"

The point is, this pathegen is new and we still don't understand it. While there are lots of different research being carried out, nothing is certain at this stage."]You stated I was spouting dangerous nonsense. Clearly I am not and you'd be better reading what the other poster put up which demonstrates that this is thought to be the case and while there are several theories on where this virus came from this is more based in research and reality . That's hardly dangerous nonsense ."]LOL. You're actually claiming to know more than virologists!"]Lol ! No I'm not actually. Lol. Trust you to try twisting it to suit yourself. Lol.

catch22 (USA) - Posts: 1371 - 05/05/2020 19:36:22    2277580

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Lads, Hannah Montana wants her LOLs back.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 5645 - 05/05/2020 19:59:48    2277585

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Replying To GreenandRed:  "Lads, Hannah Montana wants her LOLs back."
I think it's a lollipop that lad needs or maybe someone stole it on him.

catch22 (USA) - Posts: 1371 - 05/05/2020 20:42:20    2277587

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David Gough said he won't reff a game till there's a vaccination.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 10919 - 05/05/2020 20:45:54    2277588

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Any chance the last few pages can be moved to a thread on Boards.ie

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 832 - 05/05/2020 21:12:52    2277590

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Replying To GreenandRed:  "Lads, Hannah Montana wants her LOLs back."
LOL

Dec82 (Clare) - Posts: 217 - 05/05/2020 21:25:40    2277594

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Replying To theyoungbuck89:  "I agree theres no guarantee that there will be a readily available vaccine anytime soon I think there's going to be some risk associated in everything we do for the foreseeable future can we really maintain the same level of social distancing that we are now right into to the middle of next year I don't think so! The way I look at gaa is it going to get the stage where there is as minimal a risk as possible that it can go ahead and that's it down to each individual players officials and fans to decide if they partake or not depending on there own personal circumstances! All this pending on hopefully the number of new cases dropping off in the next few months! A lot of people on social media calling for all gaa to be scrapped this year think there's going to be a miracle vaccine and we can fill the stadiums again straight away in the new year."
Yeah I'd tend to agree..I can't see the miracle vaccine coming about and even if it does one can imagine the problem with roll out etc..( I'm sure there are fancier terms). Next two months will tell a lot.

moros (Roscommon) - Posts: 972 - 06/05/2020 00:38:18    2277600

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "David Gough said he won't reff a game till there's a vaccination."
Would the Kerry boys not be happy about that given that you think he is a Dub :)

zinny (Wexford) - Posts: 734 - 06/05/2020 03:51:17    2277605

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Replying To zinny:  "Would the Kerry boys not be happy about that given that you think he is a Dub :)"
TWould take more than that to keep the Kerry boys on here happy :)
They love to whinge LOL....

superbluedub (Dublin) - Posts: 2002 - 06/05/2020 09:33:03    2277610

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Replying To zinny:  "Would the Kerry boys not be happy about that given that you think he is a Dub :)"
I'd be delighted, and he can take dublin Joe with him.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 10919 - 06/05/2020 09:38:50    2277612

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The GAA's management committee and chairpersons from each county board will meet remotely today to discuss the future of the 2020 All-Ireland Championships in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Government had suggested a potential return date of 20 July for "sport team leagues", including Gaelic games.

One of the proposals being considered is not to sanction the return to training, even in small groups, until much later in the year.


Counties will be given more details on when and if competitions will be played at a later date.

Yesterday, Connacht GAA president Gerry McGovern, a member of the GAA's Management Committee, said the risks of a return to playing action this year are too high and instead urged the Association to focus completely on the 2021 Championships

Advancedmark (Mayo) - Posts: 13 - 06/05/2020 10:26:10    2277616

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Unfortunately we are getting close to all being pulled disappointing but the right decision

Tarismelting22 (Roscommon) - Posts: 551 - 06/05/2020 12:44:55    2277628

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I'd love to have some club action in the middle of the summer, but the more I think about it, the more pessimistic I get. Despite what everyone is saying about "club games before county games", I actually think that, if games do go ahead, it will have to be at county level first. To me, the logistics involved to safely play club games will be too difficult for most clubs to manage, and too many players will make the choice (perhaps rightly) not to play.

And having said that, county games will have to be behind closed doors, I think, with frequent testing of players and backroom staff. That level of testing would not be possible at club level, unfortunately.

football first (None) - Posts: 1145 - 06/05/2020 14:02:14    2277631

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Replying To Advancedmark:  "The GAA's management committee and chairpersons from each county board will meet remotely today to discuss the future of the 2020 All-Ireland Championships in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Government had suggested a potential return date of 20 July for "sport team leagues", including Gaelic games.

One of the proposals being considered is not to sanction the return to training, even in small groups, until much later in the year.


Counties will be given more details on when and if competitions will be played at a later date.

Yesterday, Connacht GAA president Gerry McGovern, a member of the GAA's Management Committee, said the risks of a return to playing action this year are too high and instead urged the Association to focus completely on the 2021 Championships"
Username that would suit ye in dublin not to have a championship this year and would give ye a chance to refresh yer team before a tilt for 6 next year.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 10919 - 06/05/2020 14:06:51    2277633

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Fixtures will likely be pulled but probably gives fixtures committee time to work out a possible fixture list for the future. It could be be half way into 21 before they get playing.
Pre season competitions I don't will have a future anymore.
The pile of Fixtures in January with Sigerson, U20, All Ireland Club isn't necessary.

The April Club month doesn't really work. Counties playing in May would obviously want the players.
Would Jan to June for County work? And rest of year club. Clubs could maybe play in regional League or tournaments while County action is on. A Roscommon /Leitrim/Sligo tournament for example.

FoolsGold (Cavan) - Posts: 2033 - 06/05/2020 15:02:56    2277636

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personally i would rather they knocked inter county championship on a head, being played behind closed doors would do nothing for me watching it on tv with no atmosphere.
Let the players concentrate on there clubs if and only if its safe which lets be honest its not.

With todays events they seem to want to play it, and if thats the case we can have no challenge games but they should play the last 2 rounds of the league as there prep for the championship with no league finals just teams top our league champions and bottom 2 relegated so its ready to start again next year.

Hurling again finish of league, championship structure is different to football but munster finalist and leinster into all ireland semi finals no back door in either code.

Yourjoking (USA) - Posts: 499 - 06/05/2020 15:27:54    2277637

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"GAA officials are still planning to hold club and inter-county championships in 2020, but have ruled out any inter-county games before October and say there is a lack of appetite for matches with no spectators."

"We can confirm however that no inter-county games are expected to take place before October.

"Counties are asked, in the interest of players, to suspend all inter-county training until further notice.

"There will be a phased resumption of training at both club and county level to allow players to prepare appropriately for playing games.

"While not categorically ruling out the possible staging of games behind closed doors later in the year, there appears to be a lack of appetite for this type of fixture-scheduling at the current time across the wider Association."

fjones (Dublin) - Posts: 6 - 06/05/2020 17:21:59    2277643

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