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Hurling And Football With Masks ON?

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Before you laugh too hard at the prospect just hear me out. Could all Hurlers and Footballers play with masks on if there was unlimited substitutions? 3 or 5 water breaks per half? Just food for thought and GAA related unlike many political laden posts I've had to plow through.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1019 - 16/10/2020 22:40:49    2298233

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Only way this would work, cut a hole in the mask so players could catch a breath or else switch the water breaks to ambulance breaks! Come on lad, thats desperate stuff, I know its gone a bit political on here but players would be safer contracting Covid than trying that suggestion.

SaffronDon (Antrim) - Posts: 1961 - 17/10/2020 10:03:05    2298286

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Replying To Trump2020:  "Before you laugh too hard at the prospect just hear me out. Could all Hurlers and Footballers play with masks on if there was unlimited substitutions? 3 or 5 water breaks per half? Just food for thought and GAA related unlike many political laden posts I've had to plow through."
No. I struggle to breathe in a mask walking around the town.

I can't imagine being able to play with a mask on.

Water breaks every 7½ - or even 5 - minutes ? No.

I'm not sure I understand the rationale of needing any.

lionofludesch (Down) - Posts: 366 - 17/10/2020 10:20:11    2298289

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Did I read somewhere that NFL players are playing with masks and visors?

StoreysTash (Wexford) - Posts: 807 - 17/10/2020 10:45:29    2298304

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Is it a rule now that all threads with a ? In the title are dumb

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 1009 - 17/10/2020 11:43:49    2298328

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You must be the real Trump, only he would suggest something like that,

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 2111 - 17/10/2020 12:00:35    2298333

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Replying To supersub15:  "You must be the real Trump, only he would suggest something like that,"
Thank you. Making The Forum Great Again.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1019 - 17/10/2020 12:26:07    2298342

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Replying To StoreysTash:  "Did I read somewhere that NFL players are playing with masks and visors?"
They get a rest every five seconds, though.

It could be a good gazme if they just get on with it.

lionofludesch (Down) - Posts: 366 - 17/10/2020 13:19:15    2298354

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Replying To supersub15:  "You must be the real Trump, only he would suggest something like that,"
yawn..here we go again

preddan (Kildare) - Posts: 485 - 17/10/2020 15:52:25    2298389

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Replying To lionofludesch:  "No. I struggle to breathe in a mask walking around the town.

I can't imagine being able to play with a mask on.

Water breaks every 7½ - or even 5 - minutes ? No.

I'm not sure I understand the rationale of needing any."
Fair answer and thanks for not insulting or veering towards politics as some have done. I mainly asked the title question due to many people being extremely scared of spreading this horrible virus and many are against having sport at all until this thing is 100% gone so as a comprise I just wondered if masks could work. The general consensus judging by most responses is NO.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1019 - 18/10/2020 00:15:23    2298617

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Replying To Trump2020:  "Fair answer and thanks for not insulting or veering towards politics as some have done. I mainly asked the title question due to many people being extremely scared of spreading this horrible virus and many are against having sport at all until this thing is 100% gone so as a comprise I just wondered if masks could work. The general consensus judging by most responses is NO."
Unless you have underlying health issues, of course you can play in a mask. In boxing training, the poor man's altitude training is an air restrictor mask which seeks to improve your lung capacity by deliberately restricting air flow. It genuinely is restrictive, but I've gone ten rounds hard sparring wearing one, and I'm in my 50s and not very fit. Field sports are less demanding than boxing. The idea that you couldn't play a team sport with a mask which is not designed to restrict breathing is unconvincing; and suggesting that, absent some serious underlying health condition, you can't even walk around town wearing a mask is nonsense.

essmac (Tyrone) - Posts: 759 - 18/10/2020 10:29:52    2298648

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Replying To lionofludesch:  "They get a rest every five seconds, though.

It could be a good gazme if they just get on with it."
So do lots of GAA players. Every 5-10 seconds now their is either a free, a line ball or the ball is at the other end of the pitch

StoreysTash (Wexford) - Posts: 807 - 18/10/2020 10:48:05    2298654

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Replying To StoreysTash:  "So do lots of GAA players. Every 5-10 seconds now their is either a free, a line ball or the ball is at the other end of the pitch"
Yeah the days of Free Flowing sport seems to be gone. Sigh.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1019 - 19/10/2020 00:41:44    2298996

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