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The Corona Virus And Possible Effects To GAA Matches

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Replying To yew_tree:  "WHO have now classified it as a pandemic. I find it hard to believe any GAA games will go ahead this weekend...it's changing by the hour.

Even club football of which I'm involved should be suspended."
Who have ?

lionofludesch (Down) - Posts: 274 - 12/03/2020 09:28:52    2273512

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Total lack of leadership from the GAA in not calling off this weekends games, playing of as many games as possible & greed put before public health.

moc.dna (Galway) - Posts: 988 - 12/03/2020 11:12:27    2273524

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Here's a thought , maybe people should make the decision not to attend games.

catch22 (USA) - Posts: 1336 - 12/03/2020 11:19:24    2273525

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Well the decision has been made now - its now in the GAAs court

zinny (Wexford) - Posts: 666 - 12/03/2020 11:29:36    2273528

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It looks like the government have take the decision for the GAA

The following measures will come into effect from tomorrow until 29 March:

Schools colleges and childcare facilities will close from tomorrow.

Indoor mass gatherings of more than 100 people and outdoor mass gatherings of more than 500 people should be cancelled.

Where it is possible to work remotely people should do so

Farney (Monaghan) - Posts: 732 - 12/03/2020 11:40:05    2273530

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After the statement by Vardaker the GAA need to do right thing here and postpone all inter county games for the next few weeks if they means re-jigging leagues etc then so be it.....GAA is a community based organisation time to again show leadership and do the right thing

ArmaghCat (Armagh) - Posts: 11 - 12/03/2020 11:40:19    2273531

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They'll play them behind closed doors

Galwaymaster9 (Galway) - Posts: 181 - 12/03/2020 11:46:42    2273534

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Should the lunacy of Cheltenham

zinny (Wexford) - Posts: 666 - 12/03/2020 11:58:07    2273536

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Replying To ArmaghCat:  "After the statement by Vardaker the GAA need to do right thing here and postpone all inter county games for the next few weeks if they means re-jigging leagues etc then so be it.....GAA is a community based organisation time to again show leadership and do the right thing"
I don't think they have a choice now, all gatherings of more then 500 people are to be canceled.

Douglas_44 (Roscommon) - Posts: 192 - 12/03/2020 12:00:43    2273537

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Replying To Douglas_44:  "I don't think they have a choice now, all gatherings of more then 500 people are to be canceled."
You can have them without spectators - there is no ban on the games being played. The GAA however stands to lose a lot of revenue if they go ahead behind closed doors as this will not end on March 31st.

zinny (Wexford) - Posts: 666 - 12/03/2020 12:28:13    2273544

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Replying To ArmaghCat:  "After the statement by Vardaker the GAA need to do right thing here and postpone all inter county games for the next few weeks if they means re-jigging leagues etc then so be it.....GAA is a community based organisation time to again show leadership and do the right thing"
Silence from the gaa is deafening.

GenderNeutral (Meath) - Posts: 31 - 12/03/2020 12:32:43    2273545

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This is a national emergency no half measures here all GAA games, training and any other social events connected to the GAA should be cancelled indefinitely. This virus knows no boundaries. As for the Cheltenham punters returning they should all be told to self isolate absolute lunacy that went ahead this week

Brendanj (Westmeath) - Posts: 65 - 12/03/2020 12:33:25    2273546

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Replying To zinny:  "You can have them without spectators - there is no ban on the games being played. The GAA however stands to lose a lot of revenue if they go ahead behind closed doors as this will not end on March 31st."
Surely there is a responsibility to protect the players as well as the spectators? Anyway, I believe there is a statement due from GAA and Irish Rugby shortly so hopefully things will be clearer

Douglas_44 (Roscommon) - Posts: 192 - 12/03/2020 12:36:46    2273548

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Dublin GAA Board, having considered the statement issued by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar this morning in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic, have decided to cancel all club games and training sessions under our auspices until after 29th March.

Clubs are advised to reduce social interactions as much as possible.

We will continue to monitor the situation, taking advice from the Government, HSE and GAA Central Council. Dublin GAA will provide updates accordingly.

Please continue to follow the guidelines issued by the HSE.

Yours sincerely,

John Costello

fjones (Dublin) - Posts: 4 - 12/03/2020 12:40:18    2273549

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Replying To zinny:  "You can have them without spectators - there is no ban on the games being played. The GAA however stands to lose a lot of revenue if they go ahead behind closed doors as this will not end on March 31st."
What players aren't at risk, players dont have people who are vulnerable in their family circle etc....if we stop now then we get a chance of savings lives (and possibly the championship albeit that is lower priority)....

ArmaghCat (Armagh) - Posts: 11 - 12/03/2020 12:44:00    2273550

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Replying To GenderNeutral:  "Silence from the gaa is deafening."
Give them a chance will ya

Tarismelting22 (Roscommon) - Posts: 525 - 12/03/2020 12:52:35    2273551

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Replying To GenderNeutral:  "Silence from the gaa is deafening."
Gaa released a statement saying they are meeting with government this afternoon.

Id expect all matches cancelled or behind closed doors.

carlovia (None) - Posts: 1063 - 12/03/2020 12:57:13    2273552

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Are you entitled to a refund of your ticket if the game is cancelled or no spectators allowed?
The people going to Cheltenham was crazy, they should be quarantined for 14 days before being let back in.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 812 - 12/03/2020 13:32:35    2273559

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All games, training etc called off for 2 weeks.

Right decision

carlovia (None) - Posts: 1063 - 12/03/2020 14:20:26    2273567

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All GAA games at all levels are suspended until the 29th of March, will be reviewed after that.

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 3317 - 12/03/2020 14:31:06    2273571

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