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Coronavirus and the GAA

Discussion in 'General GAA Discussion' started by PatMustard, Feb 27, 2020.

  1. Pat Cully

    Pat Cully Active Member

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    No championship?? Really?
    So no olympics? No European championship either?
    I would love to know how many people have died from the ordinary flu since the start of all this
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    Ten times more deadly than the flu, there is a vaccine for the flu for the vulnerable. No vaccine for this.
  3. PatMustard

    PatMustard Well-Known Member

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    This clearly is more contagious than flu.

    I hope I’m sitting here in a month or two saying, feck sake wasn’t that a bit of an overreaction!?
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    Would rather have an overreaction than no reaction
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    Ok then to make it more clear for you I was referring to suicide. If the same emphasis was put on suicide and helping those with issues that lead to substantially more deaths than this virus will contribute to, then there'd be a lot of people still walking around and possibly smiling. In terms of government action, it's practically zero and believe me this is something I'm very well qualified and informed to speak on. It's not just elderly affected by that scourge, in fact mostly young people with a lot of living to do - quite a few on here that know me, know I've close personal experience of this so please so not belittle the relevance. If you understand, then it's not the type of action required, but the inactivity of any action.
    Which is exactly why it's a relevant reference. This recent action will only be effective if everyone follows the guidelines of the health professionals, not the hysteria of some media.
    I for one will ignore government warnings, but will follow the advice of healthcare professionals who actually know what they are talking about and not just react to advice they're given. As I said in another post, I'm one with health issues that mean I stay informed. I might act the maggot online, but don't take that to be the same as being stupid.
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  6. ragingbull

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    No France for me the year feck that :(:mad:
  7. ragingbull

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    I could do without football for the year o_O
  8. William Of Orange

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    I think if one life can be saved closing down schools and other public gatherings for a few weeks then it worth it .

    let’s hope when all games resume all fans are still here to watch their teams play and there are no empty seats .

    Stay safe everyone look after each other ( Even Tyrone and Down Fans)
  9. William Of Orange

    William Of Orange Well-Known Member

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    At least your not having to self isolate on this forum Bull
  10. PatMustard

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    It’ll have to be Portrush for you this year.
  11. William Of Orange

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    Bundoran surely
  12. PatMustard

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    I think he kicks with the other foot ;)
  13. William Of Orange

    William Of Orange Well-Known Member

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    Newcastle then .
  14. PatMustard

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    He doesn’t like County Down.
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    rossnowlagh;)
  16. PatMustard

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    See @William Of Orange - I told you he kicked with the other foot :D
  17. ragingbull

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    I don't mind the county Down to be honest
  18. Big Jim

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    See a doctor. You must have a fever!!!!
  19. Big Jim

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    If you wanted to feel depressed about how this has affected our organisation take a juke at https://www.gaa.ie/fixtures-results/

    Then let reality hit. People have died across the world because of the current pandemic. Don't for heavens sake listen to the media - their hysterical headline today; "50 million people worldwide will lose their jobs because of the crisis!"
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    Given they way that this is developing and the actions being taken to try to flatten the peak of the virus over a longer period, it looks like the two week closure of games is only the beginning. I think Arlene said a bit more than she was supposed to when she let slip that schools when closed could be closed for 16 weeks.

    So without getting into the rights or wrongs of the action taken, as I know some of you will think it's not enough and other will say it's all hype, what do you think the GAA plan should be if we have no games until June/July? I'm sure somewhere in Croke Park it's being discussed but what sort of options are there?

    Personally I think the leagues need finished off as soon as we get the go ahead it'll only take 2 weeks and means the competition that has started gets completed and is ready to start again next year, but if that's late June or early July what next? Abandon the provincial championships and play a straight knockout All Ireland series? Could we seed a draw based on the leagues? Can we even call an emergency convention to agree a way forward and amend the rules or is such an event currently banned?

    For our own clubs, could this years leagues be a write off? If we just have the summer should we play championship only?

    Obviously decisions should and will be led by the health professionals but hopefully somewhere contingency plans are being made.

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