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The Corona Virus And Possible Effects To GAA Matches

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Replying To suckvalleypaddy:  "That country is a bad example. USA has no national strategy to combat the virus. 50 states doing there own thang.
Its all about money."
I guess they're waiting for you and Sweden to tell them how it's done Comrade.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 957 - 28/07/2020 14:27:46    2285579

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Replying To Trump2020:  "I guess they're waiting for you and Sweden to tell them how it's done Comrade."
Ireland did better than USA by having real travel restrictions. I believe in the USA you can fly to any state still, no exceptions. They need to shut down inter-state travel for a couple of months.

suckvalleypaddy (Galway) - Posts: 1349 - 29/07/2020 16:53:11    2285728

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Replying To suckvalleypaddy:  "Ireland did better than USA by having real travel restrictions. I believe in the USA you can fly to any state still, no exceptions. They need to shut down inter-state travel for a couple of months."
Comparing Ireland and the USA isn't really beneficial in this topic. Compare the USA vs Europe might be more accurate as they have fairly similar population sizes. Shutting down state to state travel would cripple the Trucking industry that delivers the food and meds, hurt people that work across state lines, hurt people that visit the nearest doctor or hospital that happens to be across a state line, etc. It would probably work great in places like Wyoming or Montana, etc that are spread out and small populations but supplies are needed badly in the big cities. People are wearing masks and practicing social distancing in most cases and sports are being played in empty stadiums.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 957 - 29/07/2020 18:29:15    2285745

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Replying To Trump2020:  "Comparing Ireland and the USA isn't really beneficial in this topic. Compare the USA vs Europe might be more accurate as they have fairly similar population sizes. Shutting down state to state travel would cripple the Trucking industry that delivers the food and meds, hurt people that work across state lines, hurt people that visit the nearest doctor or hospital that happens to be across a state line, etc. It would probably work great in places like Wyoming or Montana, etc that are spread out and small populations but supplies are needed badly in the big cities. People are wearing masks and practicing social distancing in most cases and sports are being played in empty stadiums."
I was taking about social movement from State to State, not food or medical supplies, but I get your point. I know someone in Florida who got the virus last week in a night club. There is no social distancing going on in the south from what i am told.

suckvalleypaddy (Galway) - Posts: 1349 - 29/07/2020 20:21:36    2285759

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Replying To suckvalleypaddy:  "Ireland did better than USA by having real travel restrictions. I believe in the USA you can fly to any state still, no exceptions. They need to shut down inter-state travel for a couple of months."
Comparing Ireland to the USA...!!! Come on man. The USA is a continent and states are not sovereign countries like Europe...let's compare Ireland to Denmark and the like.

USA is a total mess but Ireland is a small rock with a tiny population.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 10171 - 29/07/2020 20:43:43    2285762

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Replying To suckvalleypaddy:  "I was taking about social movement from State to State, not food or medical supplies, but I get your point. I know someone in Florida who got the virus last week in a night club. There is no social distancing going on in the south from what i am told."
A lot of the state to state movement is for the protests and yes some spring break student types that hit the beach. You can put the message out but not all will follow everything whether it's masks or jaywalking laws or littering, etc.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 957 - 29/07/2020 21:29:48    2285767

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Malachy Clerkin has had two articles in the IT recently on clubs testing positive which perhaps the continuing debacle from HQ on the communication around Covid. The GAAs view quite rightly is that the club should not shut down if there is a confirmed case however as he says actions speak louder than words and as a result of clubs shutting down everyone thinks that is HQs advice. Not one from HQ have been on to say that this is not necessary and explain why so, in the silence then the default will be what the last crowd did. Also what is missing from the GAA is any form of statistical analysis on what the impact of a player testing positive actually had transmission within his playing group. Now this is not straightforward as a close contact could be also in the club and also outside it however it needs to be done. We had statsports show that based on the analysis they did prior to the shutdown Gaelic Football was not close contact but yet we now have real examples that could be used to build a picture of the impact of playing the games while asymptomatic prior to testing positive and nothing is being done. A cynical view of this would say that HQ are happy to leave it as it is as its only the clubs and the club championship that gets affected - when the inter-county comes along will they be so silent?

zinny (Wexford) - Posts: 793 - 30/07/2020 02:41:01    2285782

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This 200 person limit is a joke and should be changed. Its worse than all Ireland final week with people going around looking for 1st round club championship tickets.

What is the point of a club championship when most people can't view it? It's about the community....yes a few select games are streamed but the vast majority aren't.

The limit should be based on ground capacity...it's outside after all.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 10171 - 30/07/2020 15:06:20    2285852

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Replying To yew_tree:  "This 200 person limit is a joke and should be changed. Its worse than all Ireland final week with people going around looking for 1st round club championship tickets.

What is the point of a club championship when most people can't view it? It's about the community....yes a few select games are streamed but the vast majority aren't.

The limit should be based on ground capacity...it's outside after all."
Amen. One size doesn't fit all. Comparing Semple Stadium for example with my local pitch is not very realistic.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 957 - 30/07/2020 16:05:00    2285858

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Replying To yew_tree:  "This 200 person limit is a joke and should be changed. Its worse than all Ireland final week with people going around looking for 1st round club championship tickets.

What is the point of a club championship when most people can't view it? It's about the community....yes a few select games are streamed but the vast majority aren't.

The limit should be based on ground capacity...it's outside after all."
That's the thing I don't understand. They've reopened pubs if they serve food. They'll soon reopen pub pubs. People will lose inhibitions a bit if they have a few drinks and be more lax on social distancing, nó masks on for eating and drinking, nearly always indoors. Why can't they loosen the limits for watching sports outdoors? A family, with two young kids who are low risk, should be allowed to go to games? Or is the second wave, has it started or when it might happen, the real fear. I saw a picture of perspex booths for classrooms. I can't see how they'll contain the virus because teachers, pupils, parents, minders will be in contact within a few hours of each other.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 5711 - 30/07/2020 16:59:27    2285871

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Replying To GreenandRed:  "That's the thing I don't understand. They've reopened pubs if they serve food. They'll soon reopen pub pubs. People will lose inhibitions a bit if they have a few drinks and be more lax on social distancing, nó masks on for eating and drinking, nearly always indoors. Why can't they loosen the limits for watching sports outdoors? A family, with two young kids who are low risk, should be allowed to go to games? Or is the second wave, has it started or when it might happen, the real fear. I saw a picture of perspex booths for classrooms. I can't see how they'll contain the virus because teachers, pupils, parents, minders will be in contact within a few hours of each other."
The legislation allows for different size crowds if the government is happy that it doesn't increase the risk (i.e. all the safeguards etc are in place) however all the GAA has asked for is a Max 500 for all games. Wexford CB got knocked back but if I was in government I would have done that also as the last thing you want to be doing is dealing with 32 CBs.
I am with you on a lot of the rules espically when it comes to younger people (social distance in school and the minute they walk out the gate they are in a gang) for me the only thing that really works is wearing a facemask as its visible, easy to understand and effective. Like you can't accidentally not wear one.

zinny (Wexford) - Posts: 793 - 30/07/2020 17:48:56    2285878

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Just wondering since were only allowed 200 per game why on earth some county boards would have double and triple headers? i understand there well spaced out between games but still why ask say 600 people to the same ground on the same day ?? Would it be that hard to just play them at different venues? less chance of risk now and the quicker we get back to normal i say.

farneygael (Monaghan) - Posts: 171 - 30/07/2020 20:31:06    2285893

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Replying To farneygael:  "Just wondering since were only allowed 200 per game why on earth some county boards would have double and triple headers? i understand there well spaced out between games but still why ask say 600 people to the same ground on the same day ?? Would it be that hard to just play them at different venues? less chance of risk now and the quicker we get back to normal i say."
Good question. Maybe with the backup in matches they have to do it that way just to get matches played. There must be a huge pile of matches to be played.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 957 - 31/07/2020 14:00:35    2285967

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Replying To farneygael:  "Just wondering since were only allowed 200 per game why on earth some county boards would have double and triple headers? i understand there well spaced out between games but still why ask say 600 people to the same ground on the same day ?? Would it be that hard to just play them at different venues? less chance of risk now and the quicker we get back to normal i say."
Could be to with streaming the games. Cavan are live streaming 3 games this weekend which are all in Breffni. Deferred coverage of 3 other games outside of Breffni

FoolsGold (Cavan) - Posts: 2044 - 31/07/2020 15:01:55    2285975

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Keeping in touch during COVID. Nice to see.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 5711 - 31/07/2020 17:21:38    2285990

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Keeping in touch during COVID. Nice to see."
Very nice to see. Fair play to him.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 957 - 31/07/2020 23:48:23    2286016

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when the inter county season gets back going (hopefully) im going to assume there will still be restrictions for supporters. how will they distribute the tickets ?? put all the season holders in a hat and randomly pick them??

farneygael (Monaghan) - Posts: 171 - 02/08/2020 12:18:11    2286099

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when the inter county season gets back going (hopefully) im going to assume there will still be restrictions for supporters. how will they distribute the tickets ?? put all the season holders in a hat and randomly pick them??

farneygael (Monaghan) - Posts: 167 - 02/08/2020 12:18:11
Up to each county board i imagine to determine who gets tickets themselves
Each county will be different

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 953 - 02/08/2020 12:28:05    2286101

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Replying To farneygael:  "when the inter county season gets back going (hopefully) im going to assume there will still be restrictions for supporters. how will they distribute the tickets ?? put all the season holders in a hat and randomly pick them??"
I guess you have to know somebody.....and produce some Euros.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 957 - 03/08/2020 01:59:59    2286187

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I don't see a single mask or Social Distancing in this Clare football match. Are they all doomed?

http://hoganstand.com/Article/Index/311724

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 957 - 03/08/2020 17:06:57    2286234

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