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all it takes is one spike in cases after june 29 and its shutdown time again, we aint seen the last of this unfortunately.

lilypad (Kildare) - Posts: 1241 - 20/06/2020 19:33:50    2281391

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Replying To Green_Gold:  "Agree with you there, nobody is following any rules anymore. Was at the local supermarket yesterday and using the hand sanitiser at the entry, most people were going in without bothering to hand wash. There is no point in the GAA trying to enforce rules that the general population are ignoring."
I wear a new pair if disposable gloves each time I shop so I don't have to use sanitizer and then throw them in the bin after loading shopping. I try to only touch what I have to.
As regards to the earlier opening up it's welcome but it's in all our power to make sure it continues progressing and we do the right things. Role on the summer!

updwell (Limerick) - Posts: 371 - 20/06/2020 21:27:35    2281401

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Replying To lilypad:  "all it takes is one spike in cases after june 29 and its shutdown time again, we aint seen the last of this unfortunately."
And all it takes is no spikes after the 29th to have games go ahead so whats your point exactly ?

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 911 - 21/06/2020 10:22:09    2281428

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Replying To endgame:  "Certainly waiting to mid October to start the inter county championship seems pointless."
I guess they could have the All Irelands on Christmas Day and New Years Day ha ha ha.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 961 - 21/06/2020 10:28:00    2281429

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Replying To Breezy:  "And all it takes is no spikes after the 29th to have games go ahead so whats your point exactly ?"
Sorry what exactly do you want explained to you? My point is what I said, and yours?

lilypad (Kildare) - Posts: 1241 - 21/06/2020 11:48:47    2281438

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Replying To lilypad:  "Sorry what exactly do you want explained to you? My point is what I said, and yours?"
My point is it may get better and it may get worse we don't know no one does but anytime there's a chat about re opening someone pops up with all this forget about lads crap or all it takes stuff

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 911 - 21/06/2020 15:30:03    2281450

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Replying To endgame:  "Certainly waiting to mid October to start the inter county championship seems pointless."
To be fair county players needs games before they get back into competitive action (round 6 and 7 of the NFL)

Also GAA HQ have stood by their word by putting club football first when the season is allowed to start up again

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 2694 - 21/06/2020 15:39:31    2281451

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Replying To Dec82:  "Doom merchants. There an irritating bunch of people."
I have no problem with what people expressed in the past, it was a very emotive time and some people would have been more closely impacted by it than others. At the end of the day Horan was also taken in by it all so who could blame others. Whats important now is that everyone doesn't mess it all up by thinking that its all over and done with because its not. I would have liked to have seen Ireland like NZ where big crowds were out at the rugby last weekend - 42K at a game in Eden Park however NZ doesn't have a neighbor on its doorstep where its still rampant and constant traffic between the two. So the message now really is don't screw it up, take on board the measures and lets move forward.

zinny (Wexford) - Posts: 803 - 21/06/2020 16:21:09    2281457

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Replying To zinny:  "I have no problem with what people expressed in the past, it was a very emotive time and some people would have been more closely impacted by it than others. At the end of the day Horan was also taken in by it all so who could blame others. Whats important now is that everyone doesn't mess it all up by thinking that its all over and done with because its not. I would have liked to have seen Ireland like NZ where big crowds were out at the rugby last weekend - 42K at a game in Eden Park however NZ doesn't have a neighbor on its doorstep where its still rampant and constant traffic between the two. So the message now really is don't screw it up, take on board the measures and lets move forward."
Absolutely. This could change very quickly again, especially for amateur sports. It's a frail enough situation -- if theres a spike in cases again sport activities will be the first to go.

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1412 - 21/06/2020 17:55:11    2281464

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Replying To zinny:  "I have no problem with what people expressed in the past, it was a very emotive time and some people would have been more closely impacted by it than others. At the end of the day Horan was also taken in by it all so who could blame others. Whats important now is that everyone doesn't mess it all up by thinking that its all over and done with because its not. I would have liked to have seen Ireland like NZ where big crowds were out at the rugby last weekend - 42K at a game in Eden Park however NZ doesn't have a neighbor on its doorstep where its still rampant and constant traffic between the two. So the message now really is don't screw it up, take on board the measures and lets move forward."
New Zealand is several thousand kilometres from Australia and other neighbours and can control its borders far easier as a result
We as you say have a neighbour where its still rampant
We have reduced social distancing unofficially to 1m in many cases but just have to maintain what we're doing.
Totally agree with you.

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 968 - 21/06/2020 20:49:14    2281476

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Yes and Ireland has 2 different jurisdictions on a small island.
NZ had no cases for 3 weeks but a few appaerared last week after opening their border.

FoolsGold (Cavan) - Posts: 2045 - 21/06/2020 22:04:20    2281482

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Replying To Dec82:  "Doom merchants. There an irritating bunch of people."
That's an unfair charge to level at people who were expressing opinions with the information that was to hand at the time. While people were dying and contracting the virus at an alarming rate it was right to call out that sporting competition would be far down the list of priorities.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 6867 - 22/06/2020 08:43:04    2281492

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Replying To Lockjaw:  "That's an unfair charge to level at people who were expressing opinions with the information that was to hand at the time. While people were dying and contracting the virus at an alarming rate it was right to call out that sporting competition would be far down the list of priorities."
Maybe it is. No one knew what was going to happen, 2 or 3 months is a long time with this virus. I really didn't have an issue with anybody expressing an opinion, positive or negative. But you had people on here very quick to shut down any talk of Gaa being played this year. Sport was rightly down the list of priorities back then but where was the harm in talking about it and hoping it would be played this year.

Dec82 (Clare) - Posts: 217 - 22/06/2020 10:01:41    2281498

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Replying To Lockjaw:  "That's an unfair charge to level at people who were expressing opinions with the information that was to hand at the time. While people were dying and contracting the virus at an alarming rate it was right to call out that sporting competition would be far down the list of priorities."
with the information that was available at the time the prospects of gaa for the season didn't look great but i kept saying that it was only april and we could be looking at a totally different scenario by july or august, which has turned out to be the case but plenty on here had the year written off in march and april...which was very premature.

munsterchamps (Limerick) - Posts: 846 - 22/06/2020 12:04:33    2281507

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Replying To Dec82:  "Maybe it is. No one knew what was going to happen, 2 or 3 months is a long time with this virus. I really didn't have an issue with anybody expressing an opinion, positive or negative. But you had people on here very quick to shut down any talk of Gaa being played this year. Sport was rightly down the list of priorities back then but where was the harm in talking about it and hoping it would be played this year."
No harm at all I agree. Lets hope we can all safely enjoy the games to come. But I think we are getting ahead of ourselves and becoming blase about the virus. Germany's R number shot up yesterday and the WHO reported a record spike in cases. I sincerely hope all of the efforts we've made over the last few months are not wasted.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 6867 - 22/06/2020 12:06:22    2281508

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I wonder what will happen if there is an outbreak in a community or even 5 or 6 within a team test positive. Will the club have to withdraw from the championship or will the games be postponed? And also the teams they have just played, will all their players have to be tested?

97Cavans (Cavan) - Posts: 101 - 22/06/2020 12:55:12    2281511

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It'll be grand.

lionofludesch (Down) - Posts: 336 - 22/06/2020 12:57:23    2281512

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Replying To endgame:  "Certainly waiting to mid October to start the inter county championship seems pointless."
When would you propose its played?

Tarismelting22 (Roscommon) - Posts: 558 - 22/06/2020 13:17:14    2281516

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Replying To Breezy:  "I dont bother with the store handwash as I dont trust every store is using anti viral gel and are instead using antibac which is useless for Covid so unless the staff are watching me I then do it to be polite but otherwise use my own"
Anti bacterial is effective against covid

Tarismelting22 (Roscommon) - Posts: 558 - 22/06/2020 13:21:11    2281518

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Replying To 97Cavans:  "I wonder what will happen if there is an outbreak in a community or even 5 or 6 within a team test positive. Will the club have to withdraw from the championship or will the games be postponed? And also the teams they have just played, will all their players have to be tested?"
GAA are looking for clarification on that if partaking in GAA activities is classified as casual contact a whole team will not have to be pulled if GAA activities is classed as close contact then they will,

All indicators point to GAA been classed as casual contact

Tarismelting22 (Roscommon) - Posts: 558 - 22/06/2020 13:26:37    2281519

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