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Return Of The Championship - Excited ? Not Overly Bothered ?

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Replying To leitrim4sam:  "So leitrim conceded the game to down.

Am I right in saying with the way the table is fixed currently that this game was irrelevant anyway, as even if we won, lost or drew it, it was all to come down to a winner takes all clash with tipp in carrick in the last game? Maybe someone can confirm this but my understanding is that no matter what tipp do today now and so long as louth lose one of their remaining two games then the winner of us vs tipp stays up and the loser goes down. So today was an irrelevant game, and I'm sure that made the concession easier.

It all comes down to tipp next week. No conceding that game i guarantee you"
Yes regardless of the result against Down it was going to be a relegation play off against Tipperary in Carrick. I don't think any journalists picked up on that and the lads on the Sunday game last night seemed unaware by it either.

ispeakwisdom (Roscommon) - Posts: 2391 - 19/10/2020 08:53:14    2299017

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My feeling on it at the moment is that I couldnt be bothered. If it didnt go ahead or if Galway got knocked out in the first round I'd probably shrug my shoulders. But that might change when the games start...if the players go full throttle at it and play with passion (as they surely will) it could run off on me and I'll get as excited and as nervous as I usually would do when I see my county progress to the latter stages of the championship.

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1433 - 20/10/2020 00:08:23    2299451

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Here s the thing. For the county that wins the all ireland (if it goes ahead) it will definitely be special.its going to be strange not attending games and atmosphere eerir but yet it make good T. V. The county that wins will be on the record books and that won't change. If one checks the record books in the early years some all Irelands were won by default yet still on the record. Will Dublin or Galway feel the u 20 is devalued if they win even though both Galway and Kerry lost lots of players because of the covid and close contact scenarios. As a Kerryman Seanie Ó Shea And David Clifford were not allowed play u 20 last couple of years cos they played senior but did Kildare orr Cork feel their title was devalued. Certainly not! Of course it's a new concept for us all but maybe we getting our excuses in first(unbeknown to ourselves) Yes we would all love the big games with crowds. The pre match pints the nerves and heart racing during the national anthem but alas its not to be this year anyway. Also on the GPA survey no disrespect meant bit if u wS from a county that had no hope of winning anything this year I would nt fancy playing during a pandemic but if I was from the other counties I would jump at the chance of playing. So I would think the majority of players from the bigger counties votes yes. My hope is though that cou ties will not lose players to the virus and regardless of who wins it will give us some armchair solace anyway. We are starting with a cracking tie with Donegal/Tyrone so sit back and enjoy my friends.

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 218 - 20/10/2020 09:23:26    2299473

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Really excited. These will be long boring weekends with everything closed so the chance to break that up with some sport is great. It's going to be a great distraction I hope

Barrowsider (Carlow) - Posts: 1297 - 20/10/2020 11:40:06    2299528

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Replying To Barrowsider:  "Really excited. These will be long boring weekends with everything closed so the chance to break that up with some sport is great. It's going to be a great distraction I hope"
I think that is exactly what it will be - a welcome distraction from Covid and what is going for most of this year.

Everyone needs to keep their head up and hopefully together we can overcome this situation we all find ourselves in.

Fionn (Dublin) - Posts: 3000 - 20/10/2020 15:51:50    2299654

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Only my opinion

But IF Dublin were to win

I wouldn't consider it a 6 in a row by any means

A 5.25 would be more appropriate

It's not a complete championship and is more of a spectacle to appease Sky Sports and the money that's on the table.

I personally don't see how amateur players can properly cocoon and isolate themselves lIke professional teams can.

Now is not the time for carrying on as normal. It's simply not.

I can see outbreaks within panels and I hope the consequences of that are as limited as possible

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 19834 - 20/10/2020 18:40:27    2299688

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Can't wait. Hope it lasts.

TheRock2121 (Donegal) - Posts: 521 - 20/10/2020 20:42:32    2299725

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the funniest thing about the gaa these days is how somebody who was a great player has suddenly become the subject of questions about a global pandemic and the spread of infectious disease.
i mean,heaven forbid we would listen to doctors who studied for 20 years ahead of somebody like pat spillane or colm o rourke.......

perfect10 (Wexford) - Posts: 3767 - 21/10/2020 11:08:24    2299846

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Replying To perfect10:  "the funniest thing about the gaa these days is how somebody who was a great player has suddenly become the subject of questions about a global pandemic and the spread of infectious disease.
i mean,heaven forbid we would listen to doctors who studied for 20 years ahead of somebody like pat spillane or colm o rourke......."
I dont know, Pat Spillane does be on TikTok, he has finger on the pulse of the nation.

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 3481 - 21/10/2020 11:25:23    2299858

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So excited for Sunday. Nothing better or scarier than facing Clare in the championship

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 1009 - 23/10/2020 11:38:05    2300453

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Replying To perfect10:  "the funniest thing about the gaa these days is how somebody who was a great player has suddenly become the subject of questions about a global pandemic and the spread of infectious disease.
i mean,heaven forbid we would listen to doctors who studied for 20 years ahead of somebody like pat spillane or colm o rourke......."
The funniest thing of all is how The GAA is the only organisation which is the subject of scrutiny and questions about playing games.

Greengrass (Louth) - Posts: 5137 - 23/10/2020 12:33:34    2300473

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Replying To Greengrass:  "The funniest thing of all is how The GAA is the only organisation which is the subject of scrutiny and questions about playing games."
It isnt at all but dont that stop your tinfoil hat conspiracy theory posts.

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 1353 - 23/10/2020 12:46:17    2300476

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Replying To Greengrass:  "The funniest thing of all is how The GAA is the only organisation which is the subject of scrutiny and questions about playing games."
Nonsense

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 1009 - 23/10/2020 13:06:06    2300483

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Not really bothered too much - I'm with the Galway fans, the main thing is to finish the league!




Wait, what !?

timmyhogan (UK) - Posts: 82 - 23/10/2020 14:35:45    2300532

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