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The Corona Virus And Possible Effects To GAA Matches

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I'm hoping that counties wouldn't be covering up any infections.it is to serious for all involved..heslin isn't the only inter county player to speak out..I was hoping the championship would go ahead but I'm having serious doubts..Wexford hurler now positive,Fermanagh footballers hit with 10 positive cases yet the Gaa said it's ok for them to travel to Ennis for a league game..most teams who will travel wild usually have 2 days.are they now expected to do the trip all in one day,how will they travel in cars on 2 buses,what happens with hotel accomadstion as most are closed from my understanding...

CTGAA10 (Limerick) - Posts: 989 - 15/10/2020 11:09:09    2297736

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Sorry for bringing other sports into this. And the 6 nations is being finished. We all remember what happened last Feb and March with that competition. The League of Ireland soccer competition is being finished, they are amateur players too. They travel all over the country. So please keep perspective on this. I have my doubts about finishing the All Ireland series though. To me it is best kept for the Summer.

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 1893 - 15/10/2020 11:11:29    2297738

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Replying To Canuck:  "Back to the virus and its effect on our games and the health of the nation. Can we hope for a good result? Are the dangers going to kill our excitement ? The interaction of players across counties is a risk. With forming a bubble not practical should some other form of the elite games have been used to entertain us. It will be a great achievement if this can be pulled off without serious problems and hopefully no regrets. It is easy be an armchair general and tell everyone what to do using hind sight. God speed to all involved."
Big risk alright in starting leagues and championships all right Canuck. The level of restrictions will have determine how the inter county games proceed.

MicktheMiller (Offaly) - Posts: 46 - 15/10/2020 11:12:53    2297739

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Replying To MicktheMiller:  "Big risk alright in starting leagues and championships all right Canuck. The level of restrictions will have determine how the inter county games proceed."
It is vital for the GAA to finish the Allianz leagues in my opinion. They need to get back playing. We have seen for example the way politics has entered the GAA forum. This thread is an example. The GAA needed to get back to playing. Slán

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 1893 - 15/10/2020 11:17:57    2297743

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Replying To galwayford:  "Sorry for bringing other sports into this. And the 6 nations is being finished. We all remember what happened last Feb and March with that competition. The League of Ireland soccer competition is being finished, they are amateur players too. They travel all over the country. So please keep perspective on this. I have my doubts about finishing the All Ireland series though. To me it is best kept for the Summer."
Are most League of Ireland teams not professional though?

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 1353 - 15/10/2020 11:34:46    2297745

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Replying To moc.dna:  "Cover ups of cases at all ages of Inter County set up in certain counties needs immediate investigation, criminal what's going on, certain people should be ashamed of themselves.
Opposition players have a right to know as they are returning to families & putting elderly loved ones at serious risk.
Irresponsible behaviour on pitches, in stands & post games now directly linked to massive spikes all over the country, makes the summoning of the Deputy CMO smack of hypocrisy of the highest standard."
What teams / counties are covering up.??? They should be named and shamed...!

Fionn (Dublin) - Posts: 3000 - 15/10/2020 11:36:22    2297746

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Replying To galwayford:  "Sorry for bringing other sports into this. And the 6 nations is being finished. We all remember what happened last Feb and March with that competition. The League of Ireland soccer competition is being finished, they are amateur players too. They travel all over the country. So please keep perspective on this. I have my doubts about finishing the All Ireland series though. To me it is best kept for the Summer."
The difference between these other sports and ourselves is the testing regime. Look at the Irish soccer team. Tested 3 times in a 2 week period. That's the level that is required. We are an elite sport on the field but an amateur one off it

unclegerry (Mayo) - Posts: 1189 - 15/10/2020 11:41:36    2297747

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Replying To unclegerry:  "The difference between these other sports and ourselves is the testing regime. Look at the Irish soccer team. Tested 3 times in a 2 week period. That's the level that is required. We are an elite sport on the field but an amateur one off it"
Yes a better testing regime is needed. But there is false positives and false negatives too. The FAI found this out last week. This is a reason I have doubts about the All Ireland series. It might be better to wait for next summer and the all clear. Since I was young, Championship is about warm summer Sundays. (recently rainy though) in Thurles, Cork and Croker.

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 1893 - 15/10/2020 12:05:09    2297757

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Replying To moc.dna:  "Cover ups of cases at all ages of Inter County set up in certain counties needs immediate investigation, criminal what's going on, certain people should be ashamed of themselves.
Opposition players have a right to know as they are returning to families & putting elderly loved ones at serious risk.
Irresponsible behaviour on pitches, in stands & post games now directly linked to massive spikes all over the country, makes the summoning of the Deputy CMO smack of hypocrisy of the highest standard."
There's always someone that loves trouble. Do you think if there were " cover ups " the players wouldn't think of their own family's health. Inter county setups are as professional as you'll get so don't degrade ANY County with rubbish like that. Stick up for GAA instead of running them down in the wrong.

Saynothing (Tyrone) - Posts: 126 - 15/10/2020 12:07:04    2297760

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Just seen the fixtures for the Leinster Hurling and Football championships released, I really hope the championship does go ahead, it would give us all a lift.

Now naturally the health and welfare of the players and their families must take priority and if the plug has to be pulled then so be it.

But all going well (fingers crossed), this has the potential to be a very good football championship (and Hurling of course) even if it is held in winter rather than summer. The old-school straight KO format could really spice things up a bit, there's no safety net or room for error so hopefully we'll get some great games.

The other thing is though, I know there was talk of every game either being televised or streamed live but is this actually going to be the case? I hope so and if so, I hope the streaming service is of good standard so we can watch the games.

Htaem (Meath) - Posts: 8474 - 15/10/2020 13:02:25    2297769

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Replying To galwayford:  "Yes a better testing regime is needed. But there is false positives and false negatives too. The FAI found this out last week. This is a reason I have doubts about the All Ireland series. It might be better to wait for next summer and the all clear. Since I was young, Championship is about warm summer Sundays. (recently rainy though) in Thurles, Cork and Croker."
Ya agree, you have to be able to trust the testing regime. Its a shame we didnt figure it out over the last few months when the fixtures were set.

unclegerry (Mayo) - Posts: 1189 - 15/10/2020 13:17:43    2297771

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Chunk of the country are scaremongering, another portion are deniers. Anyone left in the centre?????

NPHET have given advice and signed off on protocols for games. I don't think anyone can accuse NPHET of being risky in their advice so if they say it is ok to go a head it is good enough for me.

The virus is 19 times less likely to transmit outdoors

https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2020/0714/1153294-explained-impact-of-gaas-covid-19-policy-for-teams/

Some posters calling for the GAA to guarantee this and guarantee that. All the GAA can do is follow the advice from the experts. There are no guarantees in life.

Exaggerating or belittling the issue are as bad as each other. Time for all these newly discovered virologists to row in behind the experts.

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 1262 - 15/10/2020 13:20:23    2297772

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You dont need to be an expert to know this is crazy and will lead to recriminations if people get sick/die

The potential reputational damage to the GAA will be severe

joeman123 (Leitrim) - Posts: 184 - 15/10/2020 13:38:14    2297779

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Replying To Mayonman:  "Chunk of the country are scaremongering, another portion are deniers. Anyone left in the centre?????

NPHET have given advice and signed off on protocols for games. I don't think anyone can accuse NPHET of being risky in their advice so if they say it is ok to go a head it is good enough for me.

The virus is 19 times less likely to transmit outdoors

https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2020/0714/1153294-explained-impact-of-gaas-covid-19-policy-for-teams/

Some posters calling for the GAA to guarantee this and guarantee that. All the GAA can do is follow the advice from the experts. There are no guarantees in life.

Exaggerating or belittling the issue are as bad as each other. Time for all these newly discovered virologists to row in behind the experts."
oh youre not allowed to be in the middle, the left says so.

lilypad (Kildare) - Posts: 1332 - 15/10/2020 13:45:02    2297780

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Replying To joeman123:  "You dont need to be an expert to know this is crazy and will lead to recriminations if people get sick/die

The potential reputational damage to the GAA will be severe"
Wish there was still red thumbs.

OhtobeARossie (Roscommon) - Posts: 1471 - 15/10/2020 14:34:19    2297789

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Replying To Mayonman:  "Chunk of the country are scaremongering, another portion are deniers. Anyone left in the centre?????

NPHET have given advice and signed off on protocols for games. I don't think anyone can accuse NPHET of being risky in their advice so if they say it is ok to go a head it is good enough for me.

The virus is 19 times less likely to transmit outdoors

https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2020/0714/1153294-explained-impact-of-gaas-covid-19-policy-for-teams/

Some posters calling for the GAA to guarantee this and guarantee that. All the GAA can do is follow the advice from the experts. There are no guarantees in life.

Exaggerating or belittling the issue are as bad as each other. Time for all these newly discovered virologists to row in behind the experts."
So, let me get this straight. The health experts are ordering the general public even in counties with very low levels of virus cases like Carlow not to visit their parents or family if they live in a separate house, in order to help stop the spread of the virus in the community but the same experts are allowing 25 players travel from Cavan to Kildare and Fermanagh to Clare to play a football league match - do the players live in a part of Cavan and Fermanagh where there is no virus?

I don't care if you are left, right or center - it makes absolutely no sense that the country is effectively locked down and the GAA is exempt and allowed to play matches that sees players travel the length and breath of Ireland to play. In fact, Fermanagh are being ordered by the GAA to travel and play!!!!! Madness, absolute madness.

wicklowsupport (Wicklow) - Posts: 1149 - 15/10/2020 14:59:02    2297793

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Replying To wicklowsupport:  "So, let me get this straight. The health experts are ordering the general public even in counties with very low levels of virus cases like Carlow not to visit their parents or family if they live in a separate house, in order to help stop the spread of the virus in the community but the same experts are allowing 25 players travel from Cavan to Kildare and Fermanagh to Clare to play a football league match - do the players live in a part of Cavan and Fermanagh where there is no virus?

I don't care if you are left, right or center - it makes absolutely no sense that the country is effectively locked down and the GAA is exempt and allowed to play matches that sees players travel the length and breath of Ireland to play. In fact, Fermanagh are being ordered by the GAA to travel and play!!!!! Madness, absolute madness."
Are the people in Carlow that want to visit their parent tested regularly to see if they have covid?

The players from Cavan and Fermanagh i am sure have been tested multiple times, Well i know the Roscommon team have so presume the rest of the counties are.

sourmilk93 (Roscommon) - Posts: 504 - 15/10/2020 15:37:37    2297799

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Replying To wicklowsupport:  "So, let me get this straight. The health experts are ordering the general public even in counties with very low levels of virus cases like Carlow not to visit their parents or family if they live in a separate house, in order to help stop the spread of the virus in the community but the same experts are allowing 25 players travel from Cavan to Kildare and Fermanagh to Clare to play a football league match - do the players live in a part of Cavan and Fermanagh where there is no virus?

I don't care if you are left, right or center - it makes absolutely no sense that the country is effectively locked down and the GAA is exempt and allowed to play matches that sees players travel the length and breath of Ireland to play. In fact, Fermanagh are being ordered by the GAA to travel and play!!!!! Madness, absolute madness."
Have I heard in the pat 2 hours that all Kerry players are traveling individually by car for the match in Monaghan?if this is the case it's down right stupid,ok better than going by bus..however is there any thought gone into this as regards health and safety..survey am 8 to 10 hour round trip can't be good for them.same for Fermanagh or have they decided to concede?wexford coming to limerick,where will the madness stop?im wondering what happens if some high profile players say they will not play?will gas pull the plug or will matches go ahead anyway?

CTGAA10 (Limerick) - Posts: 989 - 15/10/2020 15:41:00    2297801

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Replying To wicklowsupport:  "So, let me get this straight. The health experts are ordering the general public even in counties with very low levels of virus cases like Carlow not to visit their parents or family if they live in a separate house, in order to help stop the spread of the virus in the community but the same experts are allowing 25 players travel from Cavan to Kildare and Fermanagh to Clare to play a football league match - do the players live in a part of Cavan and Fermanagh where there is no virus?

I don't care if you are left, right or center - it makes absolutely no sense that the country is effectively locked down and the GAA is exempt and allowed to play matches that sees players travel the length and breath of Ireland to play. In fact, Fermanagh are being ordered by the GAA to travel and play!!!!! Madness, absolute madness."
Well League of Ireland football and Horse racing are taking place all over the country. So why not GAA.

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 1893 - 15/10/2020 15:44:57    2297803

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https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2020/1015/1171773-wexford-confirm-six-players-test-positive-for-covid-19/

Fionn (Dublin) - Posts: 3000 - 15/10/2020 15:49:03    2297806

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