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The Corona Virus And Possible Effects To GAA Matches - 3 Like(s)
Narcos on Netflix is excellent if you don't mind the subtitles, you forget they are even there after a minute or two, there is two separate series, one based in Columbia and one in Mexico. Also Gomorrah on Sky is probably my favourite tv show ever, again a lot of people avoid because of the subtitles but it is absolutely addictive telly, better than breaking bad imo.

GeniusGerry (National) - 04/04/2020 09:41:04

The Corona Virus And Possible Effects To GAA Matches - 3 Like(s)
Very much holding out the hope of thoughts of sunny days in Croke Park but i think it will be difficult, more hope then logic. This virus is going to be around until one of two things happen. We are at the end of beginning and there will be a surge in April, all leave canceled where i work until the end of April - (at least id say). Places in Dublin creaking a bit yesterday, for resources, both PPE and human, 25% of my team have got the virus or have had to self isolate, fair play to anyone who has been able to advance rota with certainty, its been impossible and challenging here. A big drain is that the virus has many symptoms similar to other infections, so if someone spikes a temperature and shows symptoms of any infection, breathlessness etc its very similar to the virus and has to go on full droplet precautions i.e. using full PPE for their clinical care, that is a huge draw on resources. The lag in getting testing and getting results isnt helpful either as it prolongs this. Its very hard and very stressful for patients their families to. Say a prayer that all the flights arrive and PPE arrives and is up to snuff, its a worry. Not to be to downhearted everyone where i am in the health service has been great, redeployment's, flexibility, coming in at scheduled time off etc, a lot of creativity and good will. People are knackered and at times worried and stressed but committed and determined to. Anyhow hope everyone's getting on well at home, i'm sure its a stressful time for everyone given jobs and uncertainty around the economy for the rest of the year. Think the GAA are doing terrifically well to do all they can, during this, the local community support for those vulnerable in the community has been brilliant, some of the players doing the skills workshops online has been really good to. The use of the stadiums for testing has just been brilliant. It warms the heart to see the GAA and its members going all out and being at the heart of the community, its that type of community support that keeps people going in my opinion, you need to see the visible community to be able to fight for it. My concern around the loss of the championship to be honest is the materiel and financial impact on the GAA and what that means for the games holistically. Public health is obviously priority, but the GAA is a non for profit organisation and largely relying on gate and gate led commercial revenue and sponsorship for turnover just south of 75 mill. If the GAA doesn't have the championship, the massive drop in revenue will impact the game from county all the way down grassroots. If there is no money then there is no distribution to anyone and that will have an impact, what type remains to be seen but it would be tough. Maybe the GAA need to be creative maybe forgoing this years and next years, league and playing two short knock out championships, but it depends on public health, its hard to see a business model without a gate. So the GAA nationally might be heading for a very tough time in my option. It is however a distant priority right now. As an aside, there was an April fools joke going around Dublin, that the club championship was canceled during the week. The DCB were in touch to tell those very involved in their clubs, that this was bogus and that Club championship would be going ahead as planned. Probably doesn't mean much, but maybe an insight and indication of thinking internally in the GAA.

TheUsername (National) - 04/04/2020 10:30:08

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

Replying To Trump2020:  "[quote=Onion Breath:  "Anyone else think that it's out of order for Hoganstand to allow this type of uninformed horse manure to be published on this website/forum? This type of misinformation is not harmless gossip, It undermines, gets in the way and blurs understandings of accurate information from trusted sources. If this kind of nonsense took hold you'd have people getting complacent on the basis of their BCG and putting themselves and others at risk."
Some people say this virus came from a Chinese Lab, some say from people in China eating exotic animals like bats, some say the pandemic is 5G related, some say it is related to the Suns major Solar Storms, etc. I'd rather hear and read what's out there rather than some biased source controlling the whole script. Let people make up their own minds. Stay safe."]I'd rather hear and read what's out there rather than some biased source controlling the whole script Since when has science been "biased"? Is this what you want to hear? A DUP councillor has said that the current global pandemic has been caused by Northern Ireland legalising gay marriage and abortion. Demoratic Unionist Party member John Carson, who is a councillor based in Ballymena, County Antrim, has previously voiced his anger at Northern Ireland having legalised equal marriage and abortion services, with his party campaigning against both. On Tuesday evening, 31 March, he took to Facebook to say that that God has brought coronavirus to Earth in order to punish the people of Northern Ireland. https://www.irishpost.com/news/dup-councillor-blames-gay-marriage-abortion-coronavirus-reap-sow-182766

Cockney_Cat (National) - 04/04/2020 18:25:23

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

Replying To Trump2020:  "[quote=Onion Breath:  "Anyone else think that it's out of order for Hoganstand to allow this type of uninformed horse manure to be published on this website/forum? This type of misinformation is not harmless gossip, It undermines, gets in the way and blurs understandings of accurate information from trusted sources. If this kind of nonsense took hold you'd have people getting complacent on the basis of their BCG and putting themselves and others at risk."
Some people say this virus came from a Chinese Lab, some say from people in China eating exotic animals like bats, some say the pandemic is 5G related, some say it is related to the Suns major Solar Storms, etc. I'd rather hear and read what's out there rather than some biased source controlling the whole script. Let people make up their own minds. Stay safe."]and some say the divil is dead

lilypad (National) - 04/04/2020 18:25:32

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

Replying To Onion Breath:  "Anyone else think that it's out of order for Hoganstand to allow this type of uninformed horse manure to be published on this website/forum? This type of misinformation is not harmless gossip, It undermines, gets in the way and blurs understandings of accurate information from trusted sources. If this kind of nonsense took hold you'd have people getting complacent on the basis of their BCG and putting themselves and others at risk."
But it's not "uninformed horse manure". This is from today's Irish Times: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/tuberculosis-vaccine-potential-game-changer-in-covid-19-fight-1.4220383

Cockney_Cat (National) - 04/04/2020 15:18:29

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

Replying To Onion Breath:  "Anyone else think that it's out of order for Hoganstand to allow this type of uninformed horse manure to be published on this website/forum? This type of misinformation is not harmless gossip, It undermines, gets in the way and blurs understandings of accurate information from trusted sources. If this kind of nonsense took hold you'd have people getting complacent on the basis of their BCG and putting themselves and others at risk."
You're obviously one of the brigade who would prefer something a bit more sensational than based in science.

catch22 (National) - 04/04/2020 18:44:32

Useless Fact Of The Day... - 1 Like(s)

Replying To tiobraid:  "The only players to win player of the year awards (correct me if I'm wrong) when their team hasn't won the All Ireland are Brian Whelehan, Tony Browne, Dan Shanahan, Austin Gleeson, Lee Keegan and Andy Moran. The two older Waterford men didn't even reach the finals those seasons (BUT thoroughly deserved their awards)."
Bernard Brogan 2010

MesAmis (National) - 04/04/2020 19:37:17

1990 All Ireland Final - 1 Like(s)

Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "[quote=Cockney_Cat:  "1990 All Ireland Final I don't mean to make a big deal about this, but couldn't you have put 'Football' in your topic heading, as in 1990 Football All Ireland Final. There was also a hurling AI final in 1990. Which, by the way, was one of the great finals. Cork 5-15 Galway 2-21."
Got my hurling and football mixed up. But my main point stands. By the way. in 1990, Cork's Teddy McCarthy became the first player in the history of the GAA to win All-Ireland medals in both codes in the same season."]And probably the only player who will ever do it too. We are unlikely to ever see a dual player play both codes at elite county level again.

PoolSturgeon (National) - 04/04/2020 20:09:32

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

Replying To catch22:  "Never really look at the horror stuff or I'd be up all night. Sure yeer all kinda possessed in Kerry anyway. That "supernatural " is a bit more on the light side but you'd have your fill of it after a while. Those two I mentioned are a couple of the best I've watched in the last few years."
Good man iv a lot of stuff there to keep me going now till the football is back. I love the horror stuff, we used to drive each other mad when we were young watching them and then daring each other to go down to our grand parents old derelict house which was supposed to be haunted. We're all old piseógs down here.

KingdomBoy1 (National) - 04/04/2020 22:13:15

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

Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "Thanks old stock, iv watched the walking dead as well, brilliant, must chech out ozark and the others, do you know if supernatural is any good?"
No I don't know about Supernatural. I just watched the film "1917". Brilliant.

Trump2020 (National) - 04/04/2020 02:47:28

The Corona Virus And Possible Effects To GAA Matches - 1 Like(s)
Some good news if you can call it that is that the country's that have had the BCG administered are less likely to experience major mortality rates. On the ones to watch front. Try Line of duty and stranger things if you haven't seen them yet. Both we'll worth a look.

catch22 (National) - 04/04/2020 11:33:24

1990 All Ireland Final - 1 Like(s)
Clicked on this expecting to see discussion on Meath Cork football final, a game many in Meath still believe we left behind us. It was wired back then, Meath in football and Galway in hurling seemed to shadow each other (both won 2 in a row in 87 & 88 and neither went on to achieve the 3 in a row or reach the final in 89 and then both lost to Cork in 90).

bdbuddah (National) - 04/04/2020 12:17:50

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

Replying To Trump2020:  "No I don't know about Supernatural. I just watched the film "1917". Brilliant."
Ya 1917 was very good, iv been coming across supernatural on telly for years but never sat down to watch it.

KingdomBoy1 (National) - 04/04/2020 12:41:03

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

Replying To catch22:  "Some good news if you can call it that is that the country's that have had the BCG administered are less likely to experience major mortality rates. On the ones to watch front. Try Line of duty and stranger things if you haven't seen them yet. Both we'll worth a look."
The exorcist series was very good as well. And American horror story, the second season frightens the shit out of me where a young lad on a farm gets posesed and being a farmer myself it was a bit too close to home if you know what I mean.

KingdomBoy1 (National) - 04/04/2020 12:46:12

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

Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "The exorcist series was very good as well. And American horror story, the second season frightens the shit out of me where a young lad on a farm gets posesed and being a farmer myself it was a bit too close to home if you know what I mean."
Never really look at the horror stuff or I'd be up all night. Sure yeer all kinda possessed in Kerry anyway. That "supernatural " is a bit more on the light side but you'd have your fill of it after a while. Those two I mentioned are a couple of the best I've watched in the last few years.

catch22 (National) - 04/04/2020 13:25:44

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

Replying To catch22:  "Some good news if you can call it that is that the country's that have had the BCG administered are less likely to experience major mortality rates. On the ones to watch front. Try Line of duty and stranger things if you haven't seen them yet. Both we'll worth a look."
Anyone else think that it's out of order for Hoganstand to allow this type of uninformed horse manure to be published on this website/forum? This type of misinformation is not harmless gossip, It undermines, gets in the way and blurs understandings of accurate information from trusted sources. If this kind of nonsense took hold you'd have people getting complacent on the basis of their BCG and putting themselves and others at risk.

Onion Breath (National) - 04/04/2020 14:20:18

Useless Fact Of The Day... - 1 Like(s)

Replying To tiobraid:  "[quote=Cockney_Cat:  "[quote=tiobraid:  "Tipperary are the only county to win a senior all Ireland in every decade. The biggest gap being from 1971 to 1989. 14 counties have played in at least one All Ireland Hurling finals (13 have won at least one - Antrim being the exception). The traditional big 3 have won 71% of Finals. 25 teams have played in at least one All Ireland Football Final (with 19 winning at least one). The traditional big 2 have won 49% of these finals. Both Mayo in Football and Galway in hurling have the worst record in Finals with a 18% and 20% win rate (for teams with more than a couple of appearances)."
"Both Mayo in Football and Galway in hurling have the worst record in Finals with a 18% and 20% win rate (for teams with more than a couple of appearances)." London have 0% win rate in football after five appearances in the final."]You're correct. I missed that. Of the teams with 3 or more appearances, I think Tipp have the best win rate in Hurling (68%). In Football Down has the best win rate (83%) - followed by Tipp on 80%. Obviously using the 3 or more appearances to suit my bias tho! Limerick (2/2) are the only team who have a 100% record in Football finals and Kerry (1/1) are the only team undefeated in Hurling finals. Some good GAA quiz questions there."]I just mentioned this on another Topic and thought it should also be here: Cork's Teddy McCarthy became the first player (and still is the only player) in the history of the GAA to win All-Ireland medals in both codes in the same season - 1990.

Cockney_Cat (National) - 04/04/2020 16:42:42