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The Corona Virus And Possible Effects To GAA Matches - 6 Like(s)
Was in Florida recently. No masks, no restrictions and people going about daily business. Pints in pubs! Breath of fresh air... of course am lucky as I live in USA and I can drive down there. Deaths in Ireland are way less than USA, yet the country has been plunged into a Dark place!Lucky there isn't a war on as Irish would surrender in first day! Country is run by a crowd of old grannies. The All Ireland is the only solace left to the population and yet the coaches of Dublin, Cork and Monaghan suspended for secret training sessions. I give up!

Rockies (National) - 10/04/2021 14:08:57

Monaghan - 6 Like(s)
Well there is no doubt that the people affected financially and mentally will far outweigh the amount of people who will die from this virus. There is no other way, protect the vulnerable and ill, and open up, or we will never get out of this. This is not a viable solution. Some say that if this way saves at least one life it is worth it, is it? Absolutely not.

realdub (National) - 10/04/2021 14:57:30

Can We Bring Back The Red Thumbs To The Forum. - 4 Like(s)

Replying To realdub:  "Lord no, I'd be offered and my feelings all hurt :("
Well now as the poster who got the most red thumbs ever on hs I use to enjoy them. They never interacted with me on any topic but I'd post good luck and get 20 of them. I always took pleasure in knowing one or two posters had to log in and out of multiple accounts to red thumb me. I enjoyed it so so much, hasn't been the same since it went. If they are to return I'm all for it, however have a drop down to see who red thumbed, in other words have courage of ur convictions. I'll frequently disagree with people, but I add my disagreement not hide behind a red thumb. As I said I am the most red thumbed poster on hs. No one can take that away from me

royaldunne (National) - 10/04/2021 09:24:12

Can We Bring Back The Red Thumbs To The Forum. - 3 Like(s)

Replying To KillingFields:  "Because people hide behind them They dont help debate which is what a forum is about, How many forums use red thumbs/down ranking of posts? Just have likes/green thumbs"
Because people hide behind them Killing fields, in all fairness don't we all here hide behind our anonymity.

supersub15 (National) - 10/04/2021 20:56:38

Monaghan - 3 Like(s)

Replying To lionofludesch:  "What would the chances be if we hadn't locked down, though ? 0.1% ? Or more ?"
Well personally i dont think it would be more than 0.1% no. If anything it would be less. Let me explain. I live in the city centre. Every singe weekend the parks, canals and various other places are absolutely packed with people congregating and drinking. Packed with more people than i have ever seen in my life. More than i've ever seen before this pandemic. Especially in the last few weeks as we get closer to the summer. Why is that? Well the reasons are obvious with the pubs/restaurants being closed. Now, has their been a sudden rise in cases? And has there suddenly been a surge in cases related to outdoor settings? The answer is a resounding NO!! This all backs up my argument that it is near impossible to catch the virus in an outdoor setting. So why aren't sports allowed outdoors? Why cant people at least look forward to some outdoor dining/drinks at the weekend if that's what they are into? Why cant people head outside their 5k and go for a hike up to somewhere like Glendalough for example? Its b*llshit lads!!! Little things like that can make a huge difference to peoples mental health. And make no mistake about it, Covid isn't the only pandemic here at the moment. There's a mental health pandemic as well. But you wont hear about that. Covid is the only game in town. Nothing else matters.

ConnollyDub (National) - 10/04/2021 13:25:00

The Corona Virus And Possible Effects To GAA Matches - 3 Like(s)

Replying To galwayford:  "Seeing lots of kickabouts in a local park. Maybe I should call the Indo, they seem to be very interested in them."
Yeah, seen a few full adult soccer games too, kick abouts, puck arounds. Ireland has always had a problem with people unable to mind their own business.

arock (National) - 10/04/2021 13:28:04

The Corona Virus And Possible Effects To GAA Matches - 2 Like(s)

Replying To ONdeDITCH:  "Ah yeah the US handled the Covid situation well especially under Trump,sure what does it matter having so many people die once one can enjoy a pint...such a selfless attitude!!"
Yeah... Quarantine hotels and needless panic! Whilst I agree Trump is a moron and idiot there is no need for the Draconian measures Irish employ! 34 deaths in Ireland since December with average age of 83? Come on! The entire adult population of USA will be vaccinated by May..... quarantining visitors from Canada, USA etc many of who are fully vaccinated is both foolish and selfish! A lot of these visitors are Irish returning for bereavements etc! But ok! Continue with mindless paranoia!

Rockies (National) - 10/04/2021 20:30:47

The Corona Virus And Possible Effects To GAA Matches - 2 Like(s)

Replying To KillingFields:  "Dont be ridiculous so you are saying a group of county players training together with a coach present is done without the say so of head coaches. Dessie Farrell is taking a punishment because as head coach/manager he should of known everything that was going on Common sense is if seeing several big names on a pitch training when they shouldnt is to report them Applying same rules to who exactly? The only other team sports who are training now are professional, getting covid tested regularly. very different to amateur players going into dozens of workpaces...."
Is Professionalism in sport a vaccine against Covid? Are these Professional sports people living in splendid isolation with no human to human contact whatsoever? Have pro's living and working in Ireland in sports gotten Covid?

updwell (National) - 10/04/2021 22:01:07

Can We Bring Back The Red Thumbs To The Forum. - 2 Like(s)
To be honest, the whole thing could do with a bit of a revamp

London125 (National) - 10/04/2021 10:40:44

Should There Be A Back Door For Football? - 2 Like(s)

Replying To realdub:  "For this rushed, soon to be forgotten championship, open draw would have ensured more interest on a wider level, poor move."
It would have created great interest. For the 10 counties outside Dublin in Leinster this will be over after one or two games. Nothing to aim for not even the super 8s. A open draw could have put up numerous great outcomes. A Wicklow or Carlow against a Sligo or Leitrim. I would have loved a cut at Tyrone in navan , Kildare v Roscommon. It would have added the spark , but no we don't have it. Can you imagine the interest in Dublin drawing mayo in castlebar or Kerry in Killarney? In round one or two ?? It would be fantastic. Once off for one year.

royaldunne (National) - 10/04/2021 12:31:16

Should There Be A Back Door For Football? - 2 Like(s)

Replying To realdub:  "For this rushed, soon to be forgotten championship, open draw would have ensured more interest on a wider level, poor move."
There was no reason why they could nt have had an open draw and it would bring extra excitement. Bar a few moment last years football was a snorefest

CiarraiMick (National) - 10/04/2021 15:59:05

Can We Bring Back The Red Thumbs To The Forum. - 2 Like(s)

Replying To KillingFields:  "No to red thumbs but please could you look at revamping the entire forum and bring it closer to what most other forums are like with layout, features etc"
Why would you be opposed to red thumbs? It gives people the opportunity to express an opinion. If you are big enough to express an opinion should you not be big enough to accept people's opinions in relation to what you have to say?

Greengrass (National) - 10/04/2021 17:29:15

Monaghan - 2 Like(s)

Replying To ONdeDITCH:  "So financial and mental health ahead of losing your life....says a lot alright!"
Read my post, I think I mentioned protection for the vulnerable.

realdub (National) - 10/04/2021 18:21:41

Monaghan - 1 Like(s)

Replying To galwayfball:  "Some neck on Cork manager to appeal the ban. Take your punishment"
Oh for sure, mortified.

lilylanger (National) - 10/04/2021 20:02:37

The Corona Virus And Possible Effects To GAA Matches - 1 Like(s)

Replying To Rockies:  "Yeah... Quarantine hotels and needless panic! Whilst I agree Trump is a moron and idiot there is no need for the Draconian measures Irish employ! 34 deaths in Ireland since December with average age of 83? Come on! The entire adult population of USA will be vaccinated by May..... quarantining visitors from Canada, USA etc many of who are fully vaccinated is both foolish and selfish! A lot of these visitors are Irish returning for bereavements etc! But ok! Continue with mindless paranoia!"
34 deaths in Ireland since December with average age of 83? Come on! I simply can't find the words, only unbelievable insensitivity towards our senior people. - - - a deep rawness.

supersub15 (National) - 10/04/2021 21:22:15

Can We Bring Back The Red Thumbs To The Forum. - 1 Like(s)

Replying To KillingFields:  "Because people hide behind them They dont help debate which is what a forum is about, How many forums use red thumbs/down ranking of posts? Just have likes/green thumbs"
Debate things KillingFields? I asked you for specific figures in relation to the number of professional players on the Irish womens rugby team. I did do because I felt you needed to substantiate your claim that the panel was a predominantly professional panel of players. I'm still waiting for those figures. I disagree with what you have to say about thumbs. People are as quick to click the green thumbs and move on as they are to click the red thumbs and move on.

Greengrass (National) - 10/04/2021 21:52:27

Four Teams Representing Dublin Geographic Area! - 1 Like(s)

Replying To Galway9801:  "Yeah I've been following the gaa since 98 and the all Ireland has never been less competitive. Even during the 2000s tyrone only ever went one season unbeaten {03},while kerry only had two {04,09}. CiarraíMick is a very good poster, one of the more mature on this forum, not that that's hard (ahem) but what's happening re the dubs dominance is pretty worrying for the championship as a whole. It's pulling the p*ss to suggest otherwise."
I agree that the All Ireland has never been less competitive but the other counties need to take a look at themselves - from the eras you mentioned 90s & 00s none of the top counties from then are producing any where near the same quality of players now - Meath, Galway, Kildare, Derry, Down, Cork, Tyrone even Kerry.

bad.monkey (National) - 10/04/2021 22:03:46

Can We Bring Back The Red Thumbs To The Forum. - 1 Like(s)

Replying To wexico15:  "Yeah a real finger on the pulse topic!!"
I take it from the sarcastic tone of your post, your not in favour of red thumbs. But if we had them you would be able to give me 1and put me in my place further ;) .

DUALSUPPORT (National) - 10/04/2021 07:40:48

Can We Bring Back The Red Thumbs To The Forum. - 1 Like(s)

Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "Stick your red thumb were the sun don't shine."
What-ever you like sticking where the sun don't shine is your business, I don't want to know.

DUALSUPPORT (National) - 10/04/2021 07:43:26

Can We Bring Back The Red Thumbs To The Forum. - 1 Like(s)

Replying To realdub:  "In fairness it is a finger, disguised as a thumb :D"
Well when you see the many disguises here, me thinks there are more disguises than posters, sure doesn't the creator of PC live in an everyday disguise.

supersub15 (National) - 10/04/2021 09:25:19