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This thread will soon transition into the usual weird tangents

Enjoy it lads, the Dubs as normal causing all the talk on Hoganstand and giving you something to do

I'm off to have a walk up in the park before I'm in the home office for a few hours finishing off a couple of bits and bobs

Might give a couple of the boys a ring and see if they want a kick about with the kids

Enjoy folks :)

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 20221 - 01/04/2021 12:14:52    2335562

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Replying To jimbodub:  "10s of thousands marching around during a pandemic being governed by a large Police presence in close proximity in open air conditions deemed perfectly safe and applauded.

9 fellas secretly filmed having a non contact kick around at 6am with no one else around, photographed standing 6 feet plus apart = Front page news.

Take the punishment as its warranteted and move on.

Tis all getting a bit silly now this lark"
You say move on yet you're commenting on it more than anything else....

oneoff (UK) - Posts: 522 - 01/04/2021 12:18:03    2335563

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The GAA had only outlined a warning to County teams about breaching the rules the day beforehand. The paparazzi were out early

FoolsGold (Cavan) - Posts: 2328 - 01/04/2021 12:19:10    2335564

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I reckon it was Tommy in that ditch. Probably though he could cut it and get a grant for doing it.

catch22 (USA) - Posts: 1905 - 01/04/2021 12:25:11    2335565

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Replying To leitrimguy1985:  "Not looking for a desired reaction here, just giving my opinion like everyone else is. I think this is completely irresponsible only hours after the GAA top brass requested nobody do what these players did. It gives ammunition to the people who detest the GAA to begin their usual attacks on them. If a group of players who will walk to another all Ireland this year can't abide by simple instructions from their sporting bodies bosses, then why should club players etc bother. I will walk or exercise on my own within my 5km, like these fellas should have been doing."
There is no suggestion they were outside their 5km to be fair.

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 13269 - 01/04/2021 12:26:10    2335566

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Replying To MicktheMiller:  "Funerals are limited to 10 mourners under lockdown rules."
Not if your a member of certain cultures

hurler32 (Limerick) - Posts: 848 - 01/04/2021 12:34:21    2335569

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Cue the PR photos of Dublin players volunteering at vaccination Centre's, visiting hospitals. delivering Easter eggs to the marginalized etc.

P.Mckenna (Louth) - Posts: 25 - 01/04/2021 12:37:42    2335570

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Replying To wexico15:  "Wouldn't heed anything on McKenna, an individual who's ego is inflated by the narrow minded people who endorse him on Twitter, the man is an oracle of negativity."
Bang on the money. You should look at what he had to say about teachers from his beach in Brazil.

Greengrass (Louth) - Posts: 5309 - 01/04/2021 12:39:44    2335571

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Replying To wexico15:  "The man has gone down a dark path sense then, now an Irish media outlet wouldn't go near him, Irish independent, pundit arena etc. all cut ties"
He still does great work for all of them among others , so your assertion is untrue. If you can link me one article written by him which is completely without foundation and not just something which you don't agree with , then I'll acknowledge you are correct.

AfricanGael (UK) - Posts: 812 - 01/04/2021 12:42:14    2335572

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i hate all the negativity on these forums at times. What is the point of it all really? Do not know why Dublin have to go out training against regulations. Firstly they hardly need skills honing as they are an exceptional team, end of. Secondly if they wanted to build up a residue of fitness why can they not train alone or in groups of whatever is allowed. Thirdly why did they do it so early in a place that is secluded away from onlookers if as some people say it was innocent?? They obviously knew it was wrong but still did it. I would like to know why??

Were they forced into it by management? They pulled in in sponsor branded vehicles? Were the sponsors pushing to get them out and about?

Whoever organised this meeting should surely be held accountable I would have thought? What is the difference in organising this and the Dinner in Clifden or a house party or going outside 5km?? Are there penalties under law for this?? I do not know the answers and I certainly have no grudge against Dublin but I feel that the law should be applied equally to all people regardless. So if I am fined for going 5.5 km from home, I would like to know why the person/people responsible for organising this is not also going to be held accountable by law or are they??

I just hope it is not all an April's Fools Day trick. Dessie would be very funny like that- he has a sensational sense of humour.

tonguey (Cavan) - Posts: 291 - 01/04/2021 12:45:51    2335574

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The absolute height of stupidity. And with a return only three weeks away.

I'd say this about any county team found to have done what Dublin have done so this is not an anti Dublin thing. That is - the team should be suspended from the forthcoming national league and the mindless players and the coach apparently present should be suspended from all inter-county competition for the rest of the year.

They've given a massive kick in the teeth to the vast majority who've tried to comply with everything thrown at them in terms of restrictions over the past year, and particularly families who've complied with funeral and nursing home restrictions (saying there's been breaches of those restrictions is completely besides the point). What they have done is a couple of steps down from the anti-mask protesters on the streets in recent weeks but, unlike those combination of idiots and thugs, the Dublin team are role models. And up to now they genuinely have been role models which is why I cannot get over their stupidity.

After the sanctions handed down to Cork and Down clearly not being sufficient to discourage this type of breach, a far heavier book now needs to be thrown at Dublin (and any other county). The GAA has lost a lot of kudos for its initial positive response to Covid and between club championship celebrations and these breaches by inter county teams a tough response is warranted.

Onion Breath (Carlow) - Posts: 1250 - 01/04/2021 12:46:24    2335575

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Replying To Daith:  "Dublin players probably have received their second jabs from the Beacon anyway.

There will be no sanctions. This is Dublin, not the rest of us paupers. It puts out an appalling message. Young lads and girls locked up at home for the last year will be looking at the elite and their own rules."
There will be sanctions. Similar to what was applied to Cork and Down, I'd assume. When they get sanctioned, will you admit you were wrong?
They'll actually get more flak than Cork and Down publicly too, given the profile of Dublin football.
They were very stupid to do this and it reflects poorly on them. Whatever punishment they get will be deserved.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 940 - 01/04/2021 12:47:28    2335576

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Replying To P.Mckenna:  "Cue the PR photos of Dublin players volunteering at vaccination Centre's, visiting hospitals. delivering Easter eggs to the marginalized etc."
Exactly. I personally don't think its a huge deal, but we are constantly being fed the message that Dublin are just that little bit better than everyone off the pitch as well as on it. "Wonderful human beings" is a line we are always fed. You would expect better from "amazing role models".

Rebel2020 (Cork) - Posts: 15 - 01/04/2021 12:47:44    2335577

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Basketball Ireland should have the book thrown at them, it's a disgrace, lads bringing their game into disrepute.

AfricanGael (UK) - Posts: 812 - 01/04/2021 12:48:20    2335578

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Replying To AfricanGael:  "He still does great work for all of them among others , so your assertion is untrue. If you can link me one article written by him which is completely without foundation and not just something which you don't agree with , then I'll acknowledge you are correct."
He's completely incapable of being unbiased which is why he ha lost respect as a credible journalist and rightly so.

lilylanger (Kildare) - Posts: 644 - 01/04/2021 12:48:30    2335579

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This would not have happened if Jim Gavin was still in charge.

greysoil (Monaghan) - Posts: 844 - 01/04/2021 12:49:05    2335580

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Replying To AfricanGael:  "He still does great work for all of them among others , so your assertion is untrue. If you can link me one article written by him which is completely without foundation and not just something which you don't agree with , then I'll acknowledge you are correct."
Just follow him on Twitter he's a pathetic attention seeker who thrives on negativity.

The day CJ Stander announced his retirement called him a mercenary after everything he gave to Munster and Ireland

Like him I taught Pat Gilroy was a joke on the Sunday game before xmas but bringing up his weight etc. is hardly professional behaviour from a journalist

Has tweeted really distasteful stuff following bereavements remember an incident after Gay Byrne passed away.

He usually deletes this horrible stuff in the days after.

Anyway seems you're 1 of the narrow minded people who endorse him on Twitter so you can't be taken seriously.

wexico15 (Wexford) - Posts: 2830 - 01/04/2021 12:52:24    2335582

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Can anyone here genuinely say that they have complied absolutely with covid guidelines and restrictions since March 2020?
I know for a fact I haven't.

Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 386 - 01/04/2021 12:56:28    2335583

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If the Dub players are given an appropriate jail sentence will they be forced to serve their time outside Dublin?

Pericles (Mayo) - Posts: 2268 - 01/04/2021 13:03:04    2335584

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Replying To Galway9801:  "Can anyone here genuinely say that they have complied absolutely with covid guidelines and restrictions since March 2020?
I know for a fact I haven't."
Likewise. However, if we were caught not complying, we could have no arguments about being punished.
Like speeding. Almost every single driver has gone over the speed limit at some stage. If we were punished on any of those occasions, we couldn't complain.
The players were pretty stupid to think they mightn't be spotted in this day and age.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 940 - 01/04/2021 13:05:32    2335585

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