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All Ireland Final Venue - In Ulster

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If the Irish government hasn't increased sufficiently the number allowed to attend outside gatherings by say the All Ireland quarter finals should the GAA consider moving the venues for semi finals and the final to a ground that potentially may have increased numbers by then

Could Healy Park, Páirc Esler, Brewster Park or the Athletic Grounds be an option?

I know its few months away yet but i think it might be worth exploring to allow the largest number of fans attend.

I believe having a contingency plan in place would do no harm at all.

I think all of the above grounds have a capacity of 20,000 - not ideal but better than 200, 500 or even 5000

boomerang (Mayo) - Posts: 30 - 05/08/2020 09:53:13    2286423

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Can't see that happening....it's likely the inter county championships won't take place at all of cases continue to rise.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 10191 - 05/08/2020 11:16:15    2286436

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Bring is up to Celtic Park. 22k and be some craic in town after

Canuckgael (USA) - Posts: 25 - 06/08/2020 02:23:16    2286545

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Replying To yew_tree:  "Can't see that happening....it's likely the inter county championships won't take place at all of cases continue to rise."
Yeah. Looking like that.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 16642 - 07/08/2020 08:03:06    2286698

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I'm not too hopeful on the inter county season happening in the first place, but if the disease stays spreading in the ROI to such a degree that we're still limited to 100s at games in November, there's no way NI will be unharmed and letting 10's of thousands go to matches. Especially when there's a good chance all the fans will be coming from the ROI!

CastleBravo (Meath) - Posts: 1368 - 07/08/2020 10:32:13    2286710

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I wouldnt be a fan of taking 2 hurling teams + fans all the way up to the other end of the country during this virus

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 972 - 07/08/2020 11:03:27    2286717

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Replying To CastleBravo:  "I'm not too hopeful on the inter county season happening in the first place, but if the disease stays spreading in the ROI to such a degree that we're still limited to 100s at games in November, there's no way NI will be unharmed and letting 10's of thousands go to matches. Especially when there's a good chance all the fans will be coming from the ROI!"
NI's numbers are quite high too and have been rising similar to ROI. Dublin's numbers given its size are miniscule. That all said if R number hits 2 (it is now ar 1.8) it is curtains to 2020 sport.

arock (Dublin) - Posts: 4367 - 07/08/2020 11:04:57    2286718

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Lads - if, and it's a big if, there is an inter county championship in 2020 there will be very few, if any fans attending.
Get used to the idea of watching it unfold on TV and be happy at that, because it may not even happen at all.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 6938 - 07/08/2020 11:08:01    2286719

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