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The Corona Virus And Possible Effects To GAA Matches

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Replying To Soma:  "I'm sure moc.dna won't mind me correcting you there, he has made it clear before on here he only goes to Connacht rugby games and would never give a cent to the GAA so I doubt last Sundays result is affecting his thinking much on this."
Oh my, a little dart.
Kind of hard to give them a cent last Sunday seeing as it was played behind closed doors, but thank you for taking time out in your life plastic to clarify things, the GAA is full of considerate people, never so evident as on this forum.

moc.dna (Galway) - Posts: 1053 - 21/10/2020 19:08:12    2300059

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I think for the sake of the Championship they should have abandoned last match in league and give every team a point.

Saynothing (Tyrone) - Posts: 289 - 21/10/2020 20:11:29    2300074

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Replying To Saynothing:  "I think for the sake of the Championship they should have abandoned last match in league and give every team a point."
In such a scenario, what would that mean for Tyrone I wonder ...

greysoil (Monaghan) - Posts: 833 - 21/10/2020 21:20:45    2300086

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Replying To moc.dna:  "Oh my, a little dart.
Kind of hard to give them a cent last Sunday seeing as it was played behind closed doors, but thank you for taking time out in your life plastic to clarify things, the GAA is full of considerate people, never so evident as on this forum."
Hard to make much sense of that post, I was defending your position there by making it clear Mayos hammering of Galway was unlikely to have clouded your view. Sure you have stated here before you and your pals only go to rugby games and would never give the GAA a cent, nothing wrong with that, each to their own. I can say though from my time in GAA iv only met the finest of people, am glad to consider myself a GAA man and feel no embarrassment about it at all whether in Ireland or Britain.

Soma (UK) - Posts: 2486 - 21/10/2020 21:49:51    2300090

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The regulations and rules are all very confusing every where. Not an expert or portraying to be one but just wondering if with all out tracing if the immediate contact bubble of the infection was completely shut down for the two weeks and the rest was allowed to go on as normal would that make more sense than shutting down areas where there is zero infection. Maybe easier said than done but despite a huge effort it is still spreading. Yes there are a percentage of non compliance but the most are. Is this non compliance alone causing this runaway train to continue ?

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 1000 - 21/10/2020 22:28:30    2300099

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Replying To Soma:  "Hard to make much sense of that post, I was defending your position there by making it clear Mayos hammering of Galway was unlikely to have clouded your view. Sure you have stated here before you and your pals only go to rugby games and would never give the GAA a cent, nothing wrong with that, each to their own. I can say though from my time in GAA iv only met the finest of people, am glad to consider myself a GAA man and feel no embarrassment about it at all whether in Ireland or Britain."
That's wonderful, so pleased for you. Bigger worm needed.

moc.dna (Galway) - Posts: 1053 - 22/10/2020 00:05:14    2300116

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https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2020/1022/1173131-waterford-concede-league-game-against-antrim/

Another game bites the dust due to Covid.

Fionn (Dublin) - Posts: 3309 - 22/10/2020 08:51:58    2300132

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Replying To Fionn:  "https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2020/1022/1173131-waterford-concede-league-game-against-antrim/

Another game bites the dust due to Covid."
It's one thing Waterford giving a walkover but the way they speak about Antrim and people in the NORTH is very insulting . Waterford county board big believers in our island been partitioned.

OpenStand (Limerick) - Posts: 293 - 22/10/2020 09:36:28    2300137

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Replying To OpenStand:  "It's one thing Waterford giving a walkover but the way they speak about Antrim and people in the NORTH is very insulting . Waterford county board big believers in our island been partitioned."
Yeah poor form. Similar to Longford and travelling to Derry. Teams are going into empty stadiums and have no contact with people out side their own group. The venue doesn't really matter. Those damn dirty northerners seems to be the attitude of some. They should catch up with Edwin Poots up here. They would probably have a lot in common.

RoverTin (Derry) - Posts: 217 - 22/10/2020 11:00:42    2300160

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Replying To OpenStand:  "It's one thing Waterford giving a walkover but the way they speak about Antrim and people in the NORTH is very insulting . Waterford county board big believers in our island been partitioned."
Nothing short of disgusting to try and pin this on Antrim with their statement. Waterford can fup right off with their self pity and partitionist attitude.

Offside_Rule (Antrim) - Posts: 4041 - 22/10/2020 13:22:35    2300202

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Replying To Offside_Rule:  "Nothing short of disgusting to try and pin this on Antrim with their statement. Waterford can fup right off with their self pity and partitionist attitude."
Really hope the other results go for Antrim (9pts) and that they get promoted to Division 3.

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1089 - 22/10/2020 13:34:05    2300209

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Replying To moc.dna:  "That's wonderful, so pleased for you. Bigger worm needed."
I have my doubts the likes of him and his pals would be welcome at the Rugby. He is from the country for one, and probably doesnt drive an SUV.

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 1933 - 22/10/2020 13:52:06    2300213

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Where did the Waterford County Board disrespect Antrim? A lot of people in fear of COVID. I don't think any insult or disrespect to Antrim was intended. They're now goosed before facing Limerick in the championship without warmup league games.

'Waterford also confirmed that the decision was subsequent to the withdrawal of a number of players citing personal family circumstances amid "reservations within the playing group of travelling to the Belfast area" and that the employers of some members of the panel stipulated that a 14-day isolation period would be required upon the players' return from Northern Ireland.'

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 5959 - 22/10/2020 14:00:48    2300222

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We are all worried, everyone from Kerry to Derry and Dublin to Galway, London, Scotland GAA, Warkickshire, New York, Europe etc ( the entire GAA world)but the statement from the Waterford County Board was shocking, who wrote it, - it is if the DUP press office sent it out
Thank you Waterford for showing us how bigoted and insular you are..... A VERY DARK day in waterford- shame on you
It is like animal farm - we are all Irish , but some are more Irish than others ----- shocking!!!!

cuchulainn35 (Armagh) - Posts: 1594 - 22/10/2020 14:09:41    2300224

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Replying To galwayford:  "I have my doubts the likes of him and his pals would be welcome at the Rugby. He is from the country for one, and probably doesnt drive an SUV."
You seem to be an expert on the rugby fraternity.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 5959 - 22/10/2020 14:17:03    2300228

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Replying To OpenStand:  "It's one thing Waterford giving a walkover but the way they speak about Antrim and people in the NORTH is very insulting . Waterford county board big believers in our island been partitioned."
O my God ! It was stated from the beginning that no player would be forced to play or do anything they did not want to. People shouting their mouth off without knowing the facts. Players told the could not return to their jobs if they travelled. There kids could not be in school, isolation, etc. The logistics alone of getting there, travel, hotels because of restrictions were enormous. I don't always se eye to eye with the county board but they tried every thing possible to accommodate players, employers, and Antrim. I did not see any admonishing of Antrim by them only trying to facilitate. Waterford has always had a great relationship with Antrim welcoming them any time they came down. Kevin Ryan wore a path to Antrim as their manager.
What is more insulting the accusation of "believers in our island been portioned". Especially when one has family headstones with family members who died trying to avoid that. Anyway turning a football in these appalling circumstances into a political statement is a new low.
We could all throw mud about other county boards. Like the stance your's took to help us when we wanted to play our games in Nowlan Park.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 1000 - 22/10/2020 14:17:49    2300229

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GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 5959 - 22/10/2020 14:48:18    2300237

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Replying To GreenandRed:  "Where did the Waterford County Board disrespect Antrim? A lot of people in fear of COVID. I don't think any insult or disrespect to Antrim was intended. They're now goosed before facing Limerick in the championship without warmup league games.

'Waterford also confirmed that the decision was subsequent to the withdrawal of a number of players citing personal family circumstances amid "reservations within the playing group of travelling to the Belfast area" and that the employers of some members of the panel stipulated that a 14-day isolation period would be required upon the players' return from Northern Ireland.'"
Ah come on. The statement said they requested to have it played somewhere nearer Dublin based on what was going on in the north. The venue makes no difference as you have no contact with local people at a game. Also where the game was fixed to be played has a relatively low rate of the virus. Possibly lower than where an alternative venue may be. Where they expecting a load of Antrim people with covid to storm the ground. The quarantine thing is a complete load of nonsense. Was this required for any teams or players over the weekend just past when counties travelled all over the country. 'Northern Ireland' ah no !

RoverTin (Derry) - Posts: 217 - 22/10/2020 15:00:52    2300242

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Replying To RoverTin:  "Ah come on. The statement said they requested to have it played somewhere nearer Dublin based on what was going on in the north. The venue makes no difference as you have no contact with local people at a game. Also where the game was fixed to be played has a relatively low rate of the virus. Possibly lower than where an alternative venue may be. Where they expecting a load of Antrim people with covid to storm the ground. The quarantine thing is a complete load of nonsense. Was this required for any teams or players over the weekend just past when counties travelled all over the country. 'Northern Ireland' ah no !"
There's plenty of places North and South where there's high rates of COVID. I don't see how you can think it's insulting to any region to not want to go and play there because it might have a high rate of COVID if it's a fact. That's taking offence a bit too much for me. I agree with your post otherwise. I think this employer's wanting some lads to quarantine for two weeks is hard to believe. I think Waterford could still make the fixture with different plans like staying in a hotel in Dundalk the night before the match. I wouldn't be happy that Waterford are making so much an effort but we don't know the full circumstances for them. But I don't think that not wanting to go to Antrim because it has an unavoidably high COVID rate should cause offence to anyone in Antrim. If a 6 county team doesn't want to to play in a high COVID rate area in 26 counties it shouldn't be taken as an offence either.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 5959 - 22/10/2020 15:28:52    2300251

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Replying To GreenandRed:  "There's plenty of places North and South where there's high rates of COVID. I don't see how you can think it's insulting to any region to not want to go and play there because it might have a high rate of COVID if it's a fact. That's taking offence a bit too much for me. I agree with your post otherwise. I think this employer's wanting some lads to quarantine for two weeks is hard to believe. I think Waterford could still make the fixture with different plans like staying in a hotel in Dundalk the night before the match. I wouldn't be happy that Waterford are making so much an effort but we don't know the full circumstances for them. But I don't think that not wanting to go to Antrim because it has an unavoidably high COVID rate should cause offence to anyone in Antrim. If a 6 county team doesn't want to to play in a high COVID rate area in 26 counties it shouldn't be taken as an offence either."
Staying in a hotel would be a lot more risky than travelling separately to play a match on the day, regardless of where the venue is imo. The biggest danger the team will face will be from their own team mates before and after the match. Possibly the men they are marking too but then that wasn't an issue for Waterford if it was held in Dublin or wherever. I'm not sure they Waterford board meant to insult our great county, but I do struggle to see the logic in their statement.

SaffronDon (Antrim) - Posts: 2030 - 22/10/2020 15:46:57    2300259

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