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The Corona Virus And Possible Effects To GAA Matches

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Replying To Green_Gold:  "This 100% the correct decision. Like others I fear for the championship season never mind the league. Is there a possibilty that inter-county games could be played behind closed doors?"
its a game of football...who cares. I'd rather a ball wasn't kicked again for 12 months than someone die due to it. Its a pass time, why other playing them behind closed doors or at all, no-ones wages depends on it as it's an amateur sport. If people want to kick ball that much, let them do it against the gable of the house.

wishfulthinkin (Cavan) - Posts: 1398 - 13/03/2020 09:55:40    2273666

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I would be optimistic that this bad flu will pass and we can all get our domestic projects done, our ancestors had it bad in An Gorta Mor. Give me a break. We can always scrap the super 8. Maybe we can have a straight knock out in the Summer, top 16 and bottom 16 in football for example.

suckvalleypaddy (Galway) - Posts: 1345 - 13/03/2020 10:23:13    2273667

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Replying To wishfulthinkin:  "maybe worry about your own country...the UK doesn't seem to be doing much to stop the spread. Still playing soccer, rugby, having horse racing festivals...."
Most of the people at Cheltenham were from Ireland and hordes of Irish travel over every week to watch their favourite teams play football, plus I'm sure the pubs in Ireland are still open. To cancel the Ireland v Italy game but still let the Italians enter the country sounded like an Irish Joke.

AfricanGael (UK) - Posts: 509 - 13/03/2020 12:34:58    2273681

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I know of one GAA club in Westmeath planning on training on Paddys day. A disgrace in my opinion.

Westy (Westmeath) - Posts: 34 - 13/03/2020 13:12:58    2273686

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I think the March 29 resumption will be extended, if so Leagues are gone. The Championships may well be late in starting, if this is the case the back door and super 8 should be abandoned. Loose and you are out unless you currently ply your trade in Div 3/4 in which case you go into the Tailteann Cup (football). I would not get too upset if it was abandoned for this year either. All the hurling championships straight k.o. on the current draws for Round 1 and draws for subsequent rounds. As well each round up to Provincial finals home or away. All club championships straight knockout and no divisional teams. This would not be the end of the world as this applied until very recently. Less recently for club competitions but it applied in the not too recent past in a lot of counties. What do they say, a change is as good as a rest.

Good wishes to all but particularly to anybody affected with the virus. People come first.

MillerX (Meath) - Posts: 672 - 13/03/2020 13:34:15    2273688

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Are Tipp gone to spain for a training camp?

tommy132 (Mayo) - Posts: 389 - 13/03/2020 13:39:46    2273690

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Golf: the PGA shut down the Players Championship.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 856 - 13/03/2020 14:09:23    2273695

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Replying To Westy:  "I know of one GAA club in Westmeath planning on training on Paddys day. A disgrace in my opinion."
if any of the players turn up, they deserve anything they get. And the club should be expelled from competition for a few years.

wishfulthinkin (Cavan) - Posts: 1398 - 13/03/2020 14:26:15    2273698

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Replying To Westy:  "I know of one GAA club in Westmeath planning on training on Paddys day. A disgrace in my opinion."
Name the club.

Onion Breath (Carlow) - Posts: 1216 - 13/03/2020 15:29:39    2273708

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Replying To tommy132:  "Are Tipp gone to spain for a training camp?"
Tipp hurlers inPortugal

arock (Dublin) - Posts: 4301 - 13/03/2020 19:44:48    2273736

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Replying To yew_tree:  "With scientists predicting a peak in 14-16 weeks it looks like our way of life will be severely disrupted for the short to medium term...I fear there won't be a 2020 championship.

While we all live the GAA the ramifications of what is happening here a serious and will be long lasting and go way beyond the scope of sport. It's hard for those of us when the GAA is a huge part of our life but health comes first."
100% agree

arock (Dublin) - Posts: 4301 - 13/03/2020 19:46:59    2273737

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Replying To tommy132:  "Are Tipp gone to spain for a training camp?"
must be fake news, can't see that happening.

maroondiesel (Mayo) - Posts: 1022 - 13/03/2020 20:11:01    2273740

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Replying To Westy:  "I know of one GAA club in Westmeath planning on training on Paddys day. A disgrace in my opinion."
Hope you lying, if not for public safety name and shame

wexico15 (Wexford) - Posts: 2056 - 13/03/2020 20:33:14    2273751

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Replying To tommy132:  "Are Tipp gone to spain for a training camp?"
Back this evening apparently from Spain to be met by the hse.

Not a great idea.

carlovia (None) - Posts: 1063 - 13/03/2020 22:18:19    2273760

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Replying To tommy132:  "Are Tipp gone to spain for a training camp?"
Yes, apparently they were in Spain and due back in last night and were met by HSE members to be advised on precautions and isolated.

catch22 (USA) - Posts: 1336 - 13/03/2020 22:37:57    2273764

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Replying To carlovia:  "Back this evening apparently from Spain to be met by the hse.

Not a great idea."
Based on what we know now, you're right.

But when was it planned ?

lionofludesch (Down) - Posts: 271 - 14/03/2020 12:00:20    2273789

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Wow, I can't believe that is true. Will the Tipp management take responsibility if someone falls ill or some of their relatives die from it, it beggars belief considering the background of some of the Tipp management. Totally irresponsible, personal gain put before public health.
I know of one inter county management team that have already broken the directive from Croke Park, these guys have always been allowed to do what they want, but it's now time that the legislation in place is thrown directly at them & that they are named & shamed.

moc.dna (Galway) - Posts: 988 - 14/03/2020 12:19:58    2273791

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Replying To moc.dna:  "Wow, I can't believe that is true. Will the Tipp management take responsibility if someone falls ill or some of their relatives die from it, it beggars belief considering the background of some of the Tipp management. Totally irresponsible, personal gain put before public health.
I know of one inter county management team that have already broken the directive from Croke Park, these guys have always been allowed to do what they want, but it's now time that the legislation in place is thrown directly at them & that they are named & shamed."
They'll be isolated for the incubation period I'm sure so they will have met the requirements for being safe to interact with family and friends afterwards.
They're not going back to their families immediately.

catch22 (USA) - Posts: 1336 - 14/03/2020 13:34:02    2273797

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We are all big passion supporters of the gaa hurling and footbsll hand ball camogie.
But theres a bigger picture here.more important than them.
Lives vulnerable lives.lets not forget that.just because its interfering with our sport.
We need to just realise it has to run its course maybe a time away from all this gaa will give us time to reflect on our lives.spend time with our freinds family.

Borderroyal (Meath) - Posts: 160 - 14/03/2020 13:58:13    2273799

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Replying To moc.dna:  "Wow, I can't believe that is true. Will the Tipp management take responsibility if someone falls ill or some of their relatives die from it, it beggars belief considering the background of some of the Tipp management. Totally irresponsible, personal gain put before public health.
I know of one inter county management team that have already broken the directive from Croke Park, these guys have always been allowed to do what they want, but it's now time that the legislation in place is thrown directly at them & that they are named & shamed."
Any team (inter county or club) caused breaking the collective training ban should be banned from competition for the year....maybe even longer. It is totally unacceptable.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 10128 - 14/03/2020 18:09:24    2273819

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