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The Corona Virus And Possible Effects To GAA Matches

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Replying To Trump2020:  "Their hurlers would beat Meaths Hurlers for example."
They might and they might not mind.

catch22 (USA) - Posts: 1368 - 07/05/2020 22:33:34    2277738

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The government with guidance from the best health professionals put out their timeline and said it's OK for GAA matches to take place from 20th of July and training in small groups with social distancing from May 18th. I personally don't agree with the GAA then saying no activity at all until 20th July which includes keeping pitches closed and this automatically pushes matches back a few weeks as well. I think the GAA are being overly cautious. It could be 3 years before a vaccine is widely available we can't stop everything for that long and is there going to be much difference in the situation between now and in a few months?

Kerry15 (Kerry) - Posts: 496 - 07/05/2020 23:04:43    2277739

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Replying To catch22:  "They might and they might not mind."
You could say that about any topic or anything but my money would be on Carlow and that's with all due respect to the Meath Hurlers.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 928 - 07/05/2020 23:42:50    2277741

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Jaysus - over a thousand posts now and nearly 100000 views.

What are the records ?

lionofludesch (Down) - Posts: 319 - 08/05/2020 09:59:43    2277747

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Replying To WanPintWin:  "Just as well we have the Korean baseball to keep us entertained. The Kiwoom Heroes play in maroon and white, so we have our team sorted."
Logically, sports like baseball, cricket and tennis are the sports most likely to emerge from the darkness soonest.

lionofludesch (Down) - Posts: 319 - 08/05/2020 10:04:15    2277748

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Replying To Kerry15:  "The government with guidance from the best health professionals put out their timeline and said it's OK for GAA matches to take place from 20th of July and training in small groups with social distancing from May 18th. I personally don't agree with the GAA then saying no activity at all until 20th July which includes keeping pitches closed and this automatically pushes matches back a few weeks as well. I think the GAA are being overly cautious. It could be 3 years before a vaccine is widely available we can't stop everything for that long and is there going to be much difference in the situation between now and in a few months?"
To answer your question, the only difference between now & a few months, will be a couple of hundred more people dead, but sure once you get what you want & the GAA want, who cares.

moc.dna (Galway) - Posts: 998 - 08/05/2020 11:44:45    2277752

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Replying To lionofludesch:  "Logically, sports like baseball, cricket and tennis are the sports most likely to emerge from the darkness soonest."
Yeah Golf has a few things coming up too. But there's a big UFC set of fights on tomorrow night (Saturday Night) too but probably pay per view and no one in the stands.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 928 - 08/05/2020 12:17:13    2277756

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Replying To Kerry15:  "The government with guidance from the best health professionals put out their timeline and said it's OK for GAA matches to take place from 20th of July and training in small groups with social distancing from May 18th. I personally don't agree with the GAA then saying no activity at all until 20th July which includes keeping pitches closed and this automatically pushes matches back a few weeks as well. I think the GAA are being overly cautious. It could be 3 years before a vaccine is widely available we can't stop everything for that long and is there going to be much difference in the situation between now and in a few months?"
You sound like one of those Healy Raes down in Kerry. Bigger events the the GAA are cancelled globally.

FoolsGold (Cavan) - Posts: 2031 - 08/05/2020 14:26:54    2277766

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Replying To FoolsGold:  "You sound like one of those Healy Raes down in Kerry. Bigger events the the GAA are cancelled globally."
For what it's worth: Merkel has okayed the Bundisliga to open later this month.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 928 - 08/05/2020 15:15:18    2277767

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Replying To Trump2020:  "For what it's worth: Merkel has okayed the Bundisliga to open later this month."
Yes. But it's not going well:

Bundesliga puts its reputation on the line with return in mid-May

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Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 941 - 08/05/2020 16:06:40    2277773

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "Yes. But it's not going well:

Bundesliga puts its reputation on the line with return in mid-May

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It should be interesting if nothing else. I wonder if tackling will be a lot less with lads being somewhat afraid of one another...though they're not as physical as the Premier League.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 928 - 08/05/2020 16:31:08    2277774

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Bundesliga running as some clubs will go bust. The Clubs don't want to return but it's a necessity for their business. Germany has it more under control then other parts of Europe but still a big risk

FoolsGold (Cavan) - Posts: 2031 - 08/05/2020 17:31:25    2277780

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Bundesliga running as some clubs will go bust. The Clubs don't want to return but it's a necessity for their business. Germany has it more under control then other parts of Europe but still a big risk

FoolsGold (Cavan) - Posts: 2031 - 08/05/2020 17:31:44    2277781

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Replying To Trump2020:  "Yeah Golf has a few things coming up too. But there's a big UFC set of fights on tomorrow night (Saturday Night) too but probably pay per view and no one in the stands."
It's on BT sports. The last 1 had no one in the stands either, after a few fights you just forget about it. Should be a good card though.

Dec82 (Clare) - Posts: 217 - 08/05/2020 17:39:40    2277783

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Replying To Trump2020:  "You could say that about any topic or anything but my money would be on Carlow and that's with all due respect to the Meath Hurlers."
Well maybe you could and maybe you couldn't. I wouldn't be so sure about that.

catch22 (USA) - Posts: 1368 - 08/05/2020 18:13:58    2277784

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Replying To Kerry15:  "The government with guidance from the best health professionals put out their timeline and said it's OK for GAA matches to take place from 20th of July and training in small groups with social distancing from May 18th. I personally don't agree with the GAA then saying no activity at all until 20th July which includes keeping pitches closed and this automatically pushes matches back a few weeks as well. I think the GAA are being overly cautious. It could be 3 years before a vaccine is widely available we can't stop everything for that long and is there going to be much difference in the situation between now and in a few months?"
You're right in that we can't stop everything and wait for the vaccine/treatment.

However, we can stop football and hurling matches.

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 12994 - 08/05/2020 18:16:46    2277785

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Replying To FoolsGold:  "Bundesliga running as some clubs will go bust. The Clubs don't want to return but it's a necessity for their business. Germany has it more under control then other parts of Europe but still a big risk"
Yes it's a risk to be sure. At a minimum they should be instructed to not go around high risk groups after the matches such as elderly homes or visiting their grandparents, etc.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 928 - 08/05/2020 18:32:35    2277786

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Replying To moc.dna:  "To answer your question, the only difference between now & a few months, will be a couple of hundred more people dead, but sure once you get what you want & the GAA want, who cares."
Exactly that's going to happen with or without the GAA resuming. I think if club and underage games resume there isn't going to be any extra deaths. The people who are going to be playing these matches are at the very oldest 40, the virus isn't going to kill these people. Someone with underlying health conditions might have to unfortunately make the difficult choice not to play. Everyone else like managers, selectors, limited amount of spectators can social distance around the pitch. The government think this is perfectly safe and is what they intended. Underage and club soccer will probably follow the timeline and be back playing July 20th or soon after.

Kerry15 (Kerry) - Posts: 496 - 08/05/2020 19:36:12    2277788

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Let's say a player is carrying coronavirus but is not yet showing symptoms (as they'd have to be if they were going playing a match). How many other players would that player spread it to? I'm not claiming to be a medical expert and would like to hear what other people think but I think it would only be the player they're marking. If the player switched markers or his direct opponent came off and was replaced it could then be two players. Remember it takes much longer to spread the virus outside. If that was the case matches would not spread the viris too much.

Kerry15 (Kerry) - Posts: 496 - 08/05/2020 19:43:52    2277789

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Replying To Kerry15:  "Exactly that's going to happen with or without the GAA resuming. I think if club and underage games resume there isn't going to be any extra deaths. The people who are going to be playing these matches are at the very oldest 40, the virus isn't going to kill these people. Someone with underlying health conditions might have to unfortunately make the difficult choice not to play. Everyone else like managers, selectors, limited amount of spectators can social distance around the pitch. The government think this is perfectly safe and is what they intended. Underage and club soccer will probably follow the timeline and be back playing July 20th or soon after."
The people who are going to be playing these matches are at the very oldest 40, the virus isn't going to kill these people.

But it could and probably will kill some of the people they come into contact with after the game. Why is this so hard to understand?

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 941 - 08/05/2020 20:01:18    2277790

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