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

Replying To Administrator:  "A very good post from Zinny on the Wexford forum: I think the one thing that has not yet been discussed is how Covid 19 will change the rules and behavior of our games. The most basic one - nobody will be allowed share water bottles. This will have a major impact as players will have to have one bottle assigned to them and only be allowed use that one. The water man with his single bottle will be gone as there is no way he can use it. Does it mean specific water breaks during a game? who knows. All pitches were games are played will have to be fenced and only players and management allowed into the grounds. After game pitch incursions at all levels have to go. Shaking of hands before and after games will have to stop. Spitting at a player - thankfully not something you often see but the penalty will have to be even more severe. Spitting or spitting out of water after drinking etc all have to stop on the pitch - this will be a hard one for some people to stop but stop it has to. Players who are not feeling well or just recovered from illness should have a minimum amount of time before they go back to training - hard to police but we all know that we and other lads when out on the pitch not 100%. Swapping jerseys - gone. Those are some of the items I can think about however if there is one major lesson that could be taken from this is that people do not obey rules or advice unless there is serious consequences and even then, some idiots still don't. Translate that to the pitch and you see the same, unless the consequences for breaking the rules are tough and enforced nothing changes, stop making excuses, such as it was an accident or he didn't mean it.  I am sure nobody doesn't deliberately wash their hands but they do forget.  Forgetting can have tragic consequences."
You must be very short on what to write when you use a poster views on here to create an article. Once this current crisis blows over things will return to normal and none of the above restrictions will be required.

Yondu (National) - 31/03/2020 15:24:28

100 Years Of London County Board - 2 Like(s)
another article on when London came close to reaching All Ireland final in 73 https://www.skysports.com/gaa/hurling/news/30546/9929215/the-london-team-that-came-within-a-whisker-of-the-1973-all-ireland-final

Rosineri1 (National) - 31/03/2020 10:42:58

After GAA, Your Second Favourite Sport - 2 Like(s)
Bare knuckle tinker fighting

MairtinTomSean (National) - 31/03/2020 18:32:54

After GAA, Your Second Favourite Sport - 1 Like(s)
Love the Football's Greatest Teams shows on YouTube. I watched the one about Red Star Belgrade last night. What a team they had! It would have been very interesting to see just how good Red Star, and indeed Yugoslavia would have become if the awful Balkan war hadn't broken out. They had a rule in Yugoslavia at the time that players were not permitted to go abroad until they were 28. So you would have had players like Mihajlovic, Jugovic, Savicevic, Prosinecki, Pancev etc all developing together and reaching their prime. Not to mention the other Croatian stars like Suker, Boban and Boskic. That was an unreal generation of talent and pretty much all of them went on to enjoy stellar careers in Italy and Spain.

Lockjaw (National) - 31/03/2020 08:50:07

After GAA, Your Second Favourite Sport - 1 Like(s)

Replying To Lockjaw:  "Love the Football's Greatest Teams shows on YouTube. I watched the one about Red Star Belgrade last night. What a team they had! It would have been very interesting to see just how good Red Star, and indeed Yugoslavia would have become if the awful Balkan war hadn't broken out. They had a rule in Yugoslavia at the time that players were not permitted to go abroad until they were 28. So you would have had players like Mihajlovic, Jugovic, Savicevic, Prosinecki, Pancev etc all developing together and reaching their prime. Not to mention the other Croatian stars like Suker, Boban and Boskic. That was an unreal generation of talent and pretty much all of them went on to enjoy stellar careers in Italy and Spain."
Great team indeed. My favourite team were Milan from the 90's, Gazetta Football Italia on Saturday morning, live game Sunday on Channel 4 and the Monday night highlights show on RTE2. Baresi, Cosatcurta, Maldini, Tasotti, Donadoni, Rijkaard, Gullit, Ancelotti, Van Basten. But the never seemed to have a decent keeper, guess with the defence they had they didn't need one. Another good watch on youtube was a documentary on Larry Bird and Magic Johnson, two completely different individuals who brought the NBA back from the dead and had a huge rivalry.

Rosineri1 (National) - 31/03/2020 09:38:16

After GAA, Your Second Favourite Sport - 1 Like(s)

Replying To Rosineri1:  "Great team indeed. My favourite team were Milan from the 90's, Gazetta Football Italia on Saturday morning, live game Sunday on Channel 4 and the Monday night highlights show on RTE2. Baresi, Cosatcurta, Maldini, Tasotti, Donadoni, Rijkaard, Gullit, Ancelotti, Van Basten. But the never seemed to have a decent keeper, guess with the defence they had they didn't need one. Another good watch on youtube was a documentary on Larry Bird and Magic Johnson, two completely different individuals who brought the NBA back from the dead and had a huge rivalry."
Yeah that was a superb Milan team. They added the likes of Savicevic, Boban and Desailly as well. Phenomenal. One of, perhaps the best ever Champions League final displays was their 4-0 destruction of Cruyff's Barcelona 'Dream Team in 94. Savicevic was outstanding. My abiding memory of that match was Barca keeper Zubizaretta going absolutely ballistic at his defence after Savicevic had lobbed him beautifully!

Lockjaw (National) - 31/03/2020 11:02:52

100 Years Of London County Board - 1 Like(s)
Great reads, thanks.

Gleebo (National) - 31/03/2020 11:28:05

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

Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "To be honest I wouldn't have a clue who would, if anyone, retire this year. If you look at the age of the panel I think T. J. Reid is the oldest at 32. So I can't see anyone retiring because of age. But other factors come in to when a player decides to retire; constant injuries, dropped from the starting 15, or outside reasons."
Ah yer a bit like our selves so cockney cat.

KingdomBoy1 (National) - 31/03/2020 12:08:57

The Corona Virus And Possible Effects To GAA Matches - 1 Like(s)
A very good post from Zinny on the Wexford forum: I think the one thing that has not yet been discussed is how Covid 19 will change the rules and behavior of our games. The most basic one - nobody will be allowed share water bottles. This will have a major impact as players will have to have one bottle assigned to them and only be allowed use that one. The water man with his single bottle will be gone as there is no way he can use it. Does it mean specific water breaks during a game? who knows. All pitches were games are played will have to be fenced and only players and management allowed into the grounds. After game pitch incursions at all levels have to go. Shaking of hands before and after games will have to stop. Spitting at a player - thankfully not something you often see but the penalty will have to be even more severe. Spitting or spitting out of water after drinking etc all have to stop on the pitch - this will be a hard one for some people to stop but stop it has to. Players who are not feeling well or just recovered from illness should have a minimum amount of time before they go back to training - hard to police but we all know that we and other lads when out on the pitch not 100%. Swapping jerseys - gone. Those are some of the items I can think about however if there is one major lesson that could be taken from this is that people do not obey rules or advice unless there is serious consequences and even then, some idiots still don't. Translate that to the pitch and you see the same, unless the consequences for breaking the rules are tough and enforced nothing changes, stop making excuses, such as it was an accident or he didn't mean it.  I am sure nobody doesn't deliberately wash their hands but they do forget.  Forgetting can have tragic consequences.

Administrator (National) - 31/03/2020 12:47:19

The Corona Virus And Possible Effects To GAA Matches - 1 Like(s)
Also managers and players spit on their hands, this must stop

suckvalleypaddy (National) - 31/03/2020 12:51:38

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

Replying To suckvalleypaddy:  "Also managers and players spit on their hands, this must stop"
Perhaps gloves will become compulsory like the gum shield

Douglas_44 (National) - 31/03/2020 13:57:39

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

Replying To Administrator:  "A very good post from Zinny on the Wexford forum: I think the one thing that has not yet been discussed is how Covid 19 will change the rules and behavior of our games. The most basic one - nobody will be allowed share water bottles. This will have a major impact as players will have to have one bottle assigned to them and only be allowed use that one. The water man with his single bottle will be gone as there is no way he can use it. Does it mean specific water breaks during a game? who knows. All pitches were games are played will have to be fenced and only players and management allowed into the grounds. After game pitch incursions at all levels have to go. Shaking of hands before and after games will have to stop. Spitting at a player - thankfully not something you often see but the penalty will have to be even more severe. Spitting or spitting out of water after drinking etc all have to stop on the pitch - this will be a hard one for some people to stop but stop it has to. Players who are not feeling well or just recovered from illness should have a minimum amount of time before they go back to training - hard to police but we all know that we and other lads when out on the pitch not 100%. Swapping jerseys - gone. Those are some of the items I can think about however if there is one major lesson that could be taken from this is that people do not obey rules or advice unless there is serious consequences and even then, some idiots still don't. Translate that to the pitch and you see the same, unless the consequences for breaking the rules are tough and enforced nothing changes, stop making excuses, such as it was an accident or he didn't mean it.  I am sure nobody doesn't deliberately wash their hands but they do forget.  Forgetting can have tragic consequences."
Load of nonsense. Of course these things will resume AFTER this has well passed. That probably won't be until next year of course which is why there may well be no resumption of games until next year. Sure if all those measures Zinny listed were necessary precautions that had to be taken then logically close marking would have to go as well. Will the GAA be bringing a rule in to say all players must remain a minimum of two metres away from all other players on the field, including their own team mates?!

Onion Breath (National) - 31/03/2020 14:19:46

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

Replying To Yondu:  "You must be very short on what to write when you use a poster views on here to create an article. Once this current crisis blows over things will return to normal and none of the above restrictions will be required."
What article was created? Is their an article on home page of website or do you mean a post in this thread? This crisis will last into medium/long term. We dont know. But it will certainly be quite some time(several months) before things return to normal

KillingFields (National) - 31/03/2020 16:03:51

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

Replying To Yondu:  "You must be very short on what to write when you use a poster views on here to create an article. Once this current crisis blows over things will return to normal and none of the above restrictions will be required."
What article was created? Is their an article on home page of website or do you mean a post in this thread? This crisis will last into medium/long term. We dont know. But it will certainly be quite some time(several months) before things return to normal

KillingFields (National) - 31/03/2020 16:03:59

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

Replying To KillingFields:  "What article was created? Is their an article on home page of website or do you mean a post in this thread? This crisis will last into medium/long term. We dont know. But it will certainly be quite some time(several months) before things return to normal"
http://hoganstand.com/Article/Index/309906.

Yondu (National) - 31/03/2020 16:17:00

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

Replying To Administrator:  "A very good post from Zinny on the Wexford forum: I think the one thing that has not yet been discussed is how Covid 19 will change the rules and behavior of our games. The most basic one - nobody will be allowed share water bottles. This will have a major impact as players will have to have one bottle assigned to them and only be allowed use that one. The water man with his single bottle will be gone as there is no way he can use it. Does it mean specific water breaks during a game? who knows. All pitches were games are played will have to be fenced and only players and management allowed into the grounds. After game pitch incursions at all levels have to go. Shaking of hands before and after games will have to stop. Spitting at a player - thankfully not something you often see but the penalty will have to be even more severe. Spitting or spitting out of water after drinking etc all have to stop on the pitch - this will be a hard one for some people to stop but stop it has to. Players who are not feeling well or just recovered from illness should have a minimum amount of time before they go back to training - hard to police but we all know that we and other lads when out on the pitch not 100%. Swapping jerseys - gone. Those are some of the items I can think about however if there is one major lesson that could be taken from this is that people do not obey rules or advice unless there is serious consequences and even then, some idiots still don't. Translate that to the pitch and you see the same, unless the consequences for breaking the rules are tough and enforced nothing changes, stop making excuses, such as it was an accident or he didn't mean it.  I am sure nobody doesn't deliberately wash their hands but they do forget.  Forgetting can have tragic consequences."
If we need to take these measures then it means the virus is still a real threat. Starting up a nationwide competition would be humanitarian suicide given the predicament we are all going through! And if the GAA is about the community and the people in it then it will recognise that and only plan a return to action when we are completely out of the woods with this thing. Of course I will miss not being able to watch or attend matches but not as much as I would miss someone close to me falling victim to this and not recovering. We need to see this thing out in its entirety before we can talk about playing matches amongst tight nit communities or beyond and i think the last paragraph of that post above is a good indication why. People will make mistakes and errors whether deliberately or by accident and the results could be catastrophic again. Be patient and we will be able to appreciate a much better version of what was outlined above.

SaffronDon (National) - 31/03/2020 16:48:03

Stay Safe. - 1 Like(s)

Replying To Morty:  "How's the lock-in going for ye all?"
Jasus it's like courtin in the beginning. I'm wrecked. Not from virus though lol.

royaldunne (National) - 31/03/2020 17:37:29

TG4 All Ireland Gold - What Game From The Past Would You Like To See? - 1 Like(s)

Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "A question for the hurling folk on here, where would Ciarán Barr from Antrim rate amongst the hurlers of that era? I'm asking coz I watched the allireland semifinal between offaly and Antrim last night and Barr was pulling the strings big time."
Was that shown on TV last night? I think he was always held in a high regard as a player, he won an all star if I'm not mistaken? Played for Dublin later in his career too

Bon (National) - 31/03/2020 18:01:40

Stay Safe. - 1 Like(s)

Replying To royaldunne:  "Jasus it's like courtin in the beginning. I'm wrecked. Not from virus though lol."
That poor woman

locklanegale (National) - 31/03/2020 18:47:16

TG4 All Ireland Gold - What Game From The Past Would You Like To See? - 1 Like(s)
1985 semi-final, the first game between Kerry and Monaghan- cracking game from what i recall. The replay was more one sided to a degree. But drawn game was score for score

Horsebox77 (National) - 31/03/2020 21:29:36