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Red Herring Of Travelling To Games

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The genius who replaced Tony Holohan told us tonight that the problem with having 500 at GAA Games is that people have to travel to matches. The same Man three times spoke about an All Ireland context yet failed to see that in the north 400 can attend Games. Do they not travel? The truth of course is the GAA have to suffer because the government didnt allow pubs to reopen and that would cause such a racket we must suffer too.

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 811 - 04/08/2020 22:28:27    2286393

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Replying To jobber:  "The genius who replaced Tony Holohan told us tonight that the problem with having 500 at GAA Games is that people have to travel to matches. The same Man three times spoke about an All Ireland context yet failed to see that in the north 400 can attend Games. Do they not travel? The truth of course is the GAA have to suffer because the government didnt allow pubs to reopen and that would cause such a racket we must suffer too."
What should he have done when the number of COVID cases is rising again?

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 5873 - 05/08/2020 17:26:16    2286481

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Replying To jobber:  "The genius who replaced Tony Holohan told us tonight that the problem with having 500 at GAA Games is that people have to travel to matches. The same Man three times spoke about an All Ireland context yet failed to see that in the north 400 can attend Games. Do they not travel? The truth of course is the GAA have to suffer because the government didnt allow pubs to reopen and that would cause such a racket we must suffer too."
I wouldn't be using the UK's template for dealing with COVID as a template for anything.

Kurt_Angle (Dublin) - Posts: 537 - 05/08/2020 18:01:41    2286485

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Lucky to have any GAA at all.

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 940 - 05/08/2020 18:33:25    2286489

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Replying To jobber:  "The genius who replaced Tony Holohan told us tonight that the problem with having 500 at GAA Games is that people have to travel to matches. The same Man three times spoke about an All Ireland context yet failed to see that in the north 400 can attend Games. Do they not travel? The truth of course is the GAA have to suffer because the government didnt allow pubs to reopen and that would cause such a racket we must suffer too."
That's tin foil hat nonsense.

the_walls (Mayo) - Posts: 433 - 05/08/2020 18:40:27    2286491

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Replying To jobber:  "The genius who replaced Tony Holohan told us tonight that the problem with having 500 at GAA Games is that people have to travel to matches. The same Man three times spoke about an All Ireland context yet failed to see that in the north 400 can attend Games. Do they not travel? The truth of course is the GAA have to suffer because the government didnt allow pubs to reopen and that would cause such a racket we must suffer too."
Suffer? Get a grip

seadog54 (Meath) - Posts: 1390 - 05/08/2020 18:49:08    2286493

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Has Jim Corr now got a login?

StoreysTash (Wexford) - Posts: 807 - 05/08/2020 19:18:01    2286500

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Replying To GreenandRed:  "What should he have done when the number of COVID cases is rising again?"
The number of covid cases is rising due to people working in close proximity not to people attending Games in the open air. People need some entertainment that is Safe and the attendance at Games in the open air is safe

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 811 - 05/08/2020 19:38:10    2286504

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Replying To jobber:  "The number of covid cases is rising due to people working in close proximity not to people attending Games in the open air. People need some entertainment that is Safe and the attendance at Games in the open air is safe"
I don't know how they make these decisions Jobber, not easy ones to make, but I've faith in them getting it right most of tge time. I agree that they should have same crowd limits as 6 counties but I don't know what data they're looking at. I think outdoors watching games is grand but maybe they should stagger people coming and going to games to make it even safer. I'd prefer them to be safe than sorry. Numbers going to games is one thing but at least some people are back playing sports. I'm more worried about them letting tourists in from countries like US where COVID is rampant. Can't see too many of them wanting to spend their time here isolating for two weeks if they haven't tested negative. I think most Irish people now are vigilant on masks, hand cleansing, social distancing, just hopefully all businesses, shops can be as vigilant.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 5873 - 05/08/2020 22:51:01    2286527

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When you see the pictures of Tayto Park and Pennys etc. it's hard to fathom but I do understand, although I do think there's a lack of common sense to some of it, I heard off an employee at a woodies very close to Wexford Park that 75 customers can go in at a time but then in a 18,000 capacity stadium up the road the spectators attending is barely north of that.

wexico15 (Wexford) - Posts: 2427 - 06/08/2020 01:27:03    2286541

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Replying To Kurt_Angle:  "I wouldn't be using the UK's template for dealing with COVID as a template for anything."
Ya lets please not copy the UK on COVID

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 1018 - 06/08/2020 09:54:53    2286559

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I disagree totally.

First of all, the LAST thing the government want to do at the moment is to proceed onto a new phase of easing restrictions and subsequently have to row back, given they have already lost a minister, lost the Leas Ceann Comhairle, and have had two Government TDs suspended, all in the first several weeks of this Dáil.

By the time the Inter-County Championships arrive on the 31 October, we could be seeing anything from 20 to 500+ new COVID cases daily. (Daily cases jumped from 40 to 1000 to 200 mid-March to mid-April to mid-May).

Club championship matches right now genuinely could safely host up to 500 supporters in many cases today. That is because there is probably little interest in the match from outside the locality of the two clubs taking part. But as soon as NPHET, or the State, gives the go ahead for that, then the inter-county game will follow suit. There is NO way an inter-county game could happen right now with 500 people, especially in the larger counties where you are giving a large number of people from a very scattered region the opportunity gather. We want to limit interactions between communities. In my opinion, there was no chance that they would allow 500 and then row back to 200 when club championships finish.

We have seen that, even during a pandemic, the Government has been reluctant to impose restrictions on a county-by-county basis and I don't see that changing any time soon. That means that the actions necessary in Donegal, Cork, Kerry, and Mayo will be somewhat mirrored in all other counties. We just need to get used to it, because there is no appetite from this government to create a solution which works for each region specifically.

SurelyToGod (Donegal) - Posts: 165 - 06/08/2020 11:18:45    2286579

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" People need some entertainment "

yeah besides TV, books, plahystation/xbox, internet, netflix, radio, board games, cards, worldwide conections, smart phones, DIY, crafts, cooking, brewing beer, exercising, taking care of the pet, re learning an old or new skill etc.

Yes you are right, screw this virus.....we need crowds back!!!!!!

Canuckgael (USA) - Posts: 25 - 06/08/2020 15:58:38    2286627

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Replying To Canuckgael:  "" People need some entertainment "

yeah besides TV, books, plahystation/xbox, internet, netflix, radio, board games, cards, worldwide conections, smart phones, DIY, crafts, cooking, brewing beer, exercising, taking care of the pet, re learning an old or new skill etc.

Yes you are right, screw this virus.....we need crowds back!!!!!!"
Nobody is argueing against any of the Safety measures but surely its safer with 500 in a football field than 50 in a Shop or restaurant. I would say with these numbers there Will be no All Irelands in 2020

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 811 - 06/08/2020 17:58:54    2286648

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Replying To Kurt_Angle:  "I wouldn't be using the UK's template for dealing with COVID as a template for anything."
Slag the UK all you like, but we have basically copied them almost every step of the way.

890202 (Wexford) - Posts: 1168 - 07/08/2020 12:48:14    2286744

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Replying To jobber:  "Nobody is argueing against any of the Safety measures but surely its safer with 500 in a football field than 50 in a Shop or restaurant. I would say with these numbers there Will be no All Irelands in 2020"
You may be right.

Infectious disease expert predicts 'zero' chance of 2020 inter-county season

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Laois TD calls for GAA to cancel weekend's fixtures

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Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 1047 - 07/08/2020 13:02:10    2286747

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The government are just puppets, the health and safety people are now running this country and everything is unsafe in there eyes. If we keep listening to them what sort of life will we have. we will all be staying at home staring out the window and that is a lot worse for body and mind than any COVID-19. Time for people to cop on and realise that the number of cases are going to go up as we move around more but not to go into full meltdown.

wd45 (Westmeath) - Posts: 207 - 07/08/2020 13:11:22    2286749

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Replying To wd45:  "The government are just puppets, the health and safety people are now running this country and everything is unsafe in there eyes. If we keep listening to them what sort of life will we have. we will all be staying at home staring out the window and that is a lot worse for body and mind than any COVID-19. Time for people to cop on and realise that the number of cases are going to go up as we move around more but not to go into full meltdown."
Come back and tell us that after you or someone close to you has had covid 19.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 946 - 07/08/2020 13:28:45    2286750

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Replying To wd45:  "The government are just puppets, the health and safety people are now running this country and everything is unsafe in there eyes. If we keep listening to them what sort of life will we have. we will all be staying at home staring out the window and that is a lot worse for body and mind than any COVID-19. Time for people to cop on and realise that the number of cases are going to go up as we move around more but not to go into full meltdown."
Who said we have to stay at home staring out the window?

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 5873 - 07/08/2020 13:31:33    2286752

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Replying To wexico15:  "When you see the pictures of Tayto Park and Pennys etc. it's hard to fathom but I do understand, although I do think there's a lack of common sense to some of it, I heard off an employee at a woodies very close to Wexford Park that 75 customers can go in at a time but then in a 18,000 capacity stadium up the road the spectators attending is barely north of that."
I posted about the Woodie's thing over on the Wexford forum a while ago. Just to explain to people from other counties, it's in a retail park that's barely a mile from Wexford Park. There's also an Aldi there, along with a Mr Price and a Dealz, Halfords, and a few other large shops too.

Everyone of those would be allowed to have up to 100 people indoors at any time, and there'd be a few more people milling around in the car park outside as well. So overall, you could easily have 500 people (many of them indoors) in an overall space that's smaller than Wexford Park - a place that can hold amost 20,000 people but where only about 100 spectators will be allowed for each of four senior hurling quarter-finals this weekend.

That doesn't make sense to me.

Pikeman96 (Wexford) - Posts: 405 - 07/08/2020 13:40:28    2286754

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