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Coronavirus and the GAA

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

  1. PatMustard

    PatMustard Well-Known Member

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    Here, will fans be able to attend by the time we play Derry?

    Because if it’s to be played behind closed doors, then would there be any need to take it to Celtic Park? Sure Ballinderry’s old training pitch would be sufficient. Chase the sheep off and away we go.

    Same with AI semi finals too. Say Louth win Leinster and we win Ulster, then wouldn’t Newry would be sufficient?
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  4. PatMustard

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    The first in the UK? Are you suggesting we live in the UK? :eek:

    Sean Cavanagh is amongst us!!! :D

    Think they’re referring to just soccerball, not sport in general.
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    It's great to have "our" sport back in "our Wee Country". This part of the British Isles has been forgotten by the national BBC media since all the riots stopped. Such a shame not to see Kate Adie reporting in her flack jacket from the hill in dumbcree. At least they pay attention and not just to the Irish sports. Fair play to them. I'll be in Windsor with me green and red fleg, roaring on Mick's Glens team. We've a sniper ready for the Coleraine boyo from the old Londonderry GAA squad. He was no good there and had to turn to the ground ball to get a game. No wonder he chose coleraine!
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    Sorry. I forgot to say that was a quote from Stephen Watson, BBC Sport NI :oops:
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    The Provincial championships & All Ireland games should have been scraped the year in my opinion due to the virus pandemic
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    Doesn't make sense. We should attempt to play all our scheduled games regardless of any incoherent and evidence lacking guidelines
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    Starting to get really pissed off at the total bullshit that is being laid out by both governments, a small bit of research will tell anyone that this pandemic has been flattened. The mainstream media is still portraying death and scare stories at a daily rate. In the north there are currently 17 people in hospital with corona, that 17 out of 1.8 million. Come on how can that be spun any other way. It disappoints me but I am a supervisor within our club and I am still adhering to all the regs. People really need to start to speak up that they won’t take this bullshit anymore. I know the sheep will bleat out the norm and toe the line the establishment want us to but there most certainly something more sinister going on in the background.
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    You are certain there is something sinister at play? Go on what have you got?
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    Even at that , how many of the 17 were hospitalised because of covid or how many picked it up in hospital and are having no trouble with it?
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    I have spoken to someone recently who had tested positive for it. He had gotten tested as he had been in contact with someone else who tested positive. He showed zero symptoms and since he was self employed continued to work as normal, luckily he could do this in isolation. It isn’t the bubonic plague of the 1300s, but it’s certainly being hyped up by some as if it is something similar. No wonder some people are scared stiffless which in turn will put pressure on governments to take unnecessary actions.
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    There are cowboys leading both governments. I think the ban on spectators at sports seemed daft when you could visit the pub/restaurant etc. I think things like that aren’t helping people’s attitude towards the pandemic.

    However, you can see at matches, lots of fans clearly aren’t socially distancing, and house parties/gatherings are in full force. So, yes I can understand why things have been shut.

    I really think it’s got to the stage where a lot of people have thought “feck it, I’m not at risk. I’m going to do what I want”. And that is worrying for everyone and every thing.
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    The ban on supporters in the South is ridiculous. At least 400 up here is ok for club league games bit not for championship.
    What will it be when the county plays?
    're the opening of pubs - I think it could and should be as it is for restaurants- sitting at tables only with waiter service. That way pubs can at least be open and crowds can be managed- and any pubs that do not follow the guidelines should be closed.
    Like many others - I am thinking the measures are now over the top and should be eased- but I am still wary of it being passed on to elderly relatives.
    Better safe than sorry perhaps - but life has yo go on with some kind of normality.
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    You could easily get 2,000 to 3,000 in to the AG for club championship games, provided they are socially distanced. But as we’ve seen in footage, people aren’t doing that.

    Not only that, but how many are car sharing to matches? So, there’s already a chance the virus has spread before they’ve even got to the match.

    So, the higher the numbers the head honchos allow to games, the higher the risk of spread from car shares and non distancing.

    As for the county games, I can’t see it being more than 400 (at the minute) either. Could even be zero!
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    This is where our views would differ, personally I believe if your happy to take the risk and you want to sit/stand beside your friend, family member or neighbour while not socially distancing then you should be aloud to do so. But I also respect the right of people who want to attend the match and don’t want anyone within 2m of them, they should be able to do this. I don’t think there is any of this unwanted contact at club games as the attendances for most games aren’t that large. County games would be different if you let 8000 into the AG for talk sake there would queuing at the turnstiles, toilets etc where the people who want to socially distance would have their personal space invaded.
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    The footage at club grounds shows people standing close to one another
    However how do you know if they are not in a household or social bubble?

    Throughout this pandemic people have always been ahead of restrictions
    There are unfortunately some people who don't care about the pandemic, some still don't think it's real, it'll never hurt them
    However the figures now are showing that people are very aware of the symptoms and are getting tested, which is great. The figures also show more cases, which we have to accept as people move around, but how many are ending up in hospital?
    Very, very few
    The virus is hurting society more in the longterm than the number who have unfortunately died from it. No cancer screening,/treatments, people not checking out normal issues so the time bomb there is going to be huge. This isn't including the social bit, the human touch and people are being affected by it
    Wear face coverings, social distance as much as possible, cough etiquette, wash the hands. They're not hard
    In the North there are 96 icu beds. 3 are covid and there are 20 available
    So what's the 73 occupied beds used for?

    We need to live our lives. Pubs that are unofficially open should lose their licenses
    Those hosting house parties and those attending should receive hefty fines
    If I look after me and consider others and everyone else does the same we will be ok
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    Pubs & Restaurants I'm banned from them too;)
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    There are cowboys leading both governments.the Good,the Bad and the Ugly;)
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    Fair enough, but one or two people not properly distancing could have huge implications beyond the people themselves.

    You have a point re: the crowds at county games and the problems that might entail.

    Also, people who are trying to get on with life but properly social distancing at the same time, might get put off going back to football if they have their personal space invaded, people surrounded them at turnstiles etc. Nobody really talks about that side of things, ie. the older folk, at risk categories etc - they want to get on with normal life as much as possible too, but it’s the not adhering to regulations by others, that’s preventing them from doing so.
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