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Postponement Of Games

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Clubs can also make those decisions. Our pitch was unplayable Friday yet it took the county board to make the decision Saturday night to postpone our game Sunday. Our club should of made that decision Saturday morning.

Greensheen (Meath) - Posts: 22 - 02/03/2020 22:36:08    2271813

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Replying To Greensheen:  "Clubs can also make those decisions. Our pitch was unplayable Friday yet it took the county board to make the decision Saturday night to postpone our game Sunday. Our club should of made that decision Saturday morning."
Many of the pitches were ok to play but there was a county wide weather warning.
There was no consideration for the H&S and welfare of players and coaches travelling who were expected to travel for 40mins each way.
I think the county board would not have reacted only for the many queries sent their way. It was the county boards decision. Dublin county board made the call when the weather warning was released. Why cant Meath be that proactive?

LetuceBFrank (Meath) - Posts: 60 - 03/03/2020 08:55:40    2271860

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Replying To LetuceBFrank:  "Many of the pitches were ok to play but there was a county wide weather warning.
There was no consideration for the H&S and welfare of players and coaches travelling who were expected to travel for 40mins each way.
I think the county board would not have reacted only for the many queries sent their way. It was the county boards decision. Dublin county board made the call when the weather warning was released. Why cant Meath be that proactive?"
The weather warning was for Saturday only. We trained Friday night on our pitch in heavy rain with the grounds in perfect condition. Our match was fixed for the Sunday morning at 11am with everyone saying the same thing that our pitch was one of the best in the county and at least there was no way our match would be postponed. Other clubs were even looking for our pitch as they knew theirs would be unplayable. We got a message late Saturday evening of the postponement with everyone really annoyed. We are now under pressure to fit in this fixture asap but lads have based weekends away on the fixture plan. We are a small club with many lads in different parts of the country at college. It also took a full week for the fixtures committee to meet (friday night) and now demand to fit in fixtures asap!

winatallcost (Meath) - Posts: 150 - 08/03/2020 18:58:36    2272869

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I believe the A league round 1 back fixtures will be played St. Patrick's morning 11am now

boeder (Meath) - Posts: 47 - 08/03/2020 21:20:53    2272909

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Replying To boeder:  "I believe the A league round 1 back fixtures will be played St. Patrick's morning 11am now"
Is this a p*ss take or is it seriously the plan?

BigJoe14 (Meath) - Posts: 534 - 09/03/2020 09:34:30    2272953

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Replying To BigJoe14:  "Is this a p*ss take or is it seriously the plan?"
I heard this also which will lead to a whole pile of bluffing/lying to get other team to pull. I have a certain sympathy for fixtures organisers but we are going to have weeks of no games during the Summer and having to play with /watch teams up to their ankles in muck at this time of year makes no sense.
Even if the leagues were staggered i.e. no Senior or Junior league until a couple of months time when pitches are better and evenings are brighter.
I'm sure I'm missing about 10 other considerations but this is not working for anyone

ABK67 (Meath) - Posts: 14 - 09/03/2020 12:24:56    2272993

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Replying To BigJoe14:  "Is this a p*ss take or is it seriously the plan?"
It's not the plan. It's someone on a wind up. Therell probably be a few games, maybe 10 at most but all in agreement with the clubs.

Clubs got an email last week saying they could rearrange the games with each other on a day that suits.

jackhackett (Meath) - Posts: 743 - 09/03/2020 18:21:02    2273109

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Replying To jackhackett:  "It's not the plan. It's someone on a wind up. Therell probably be a few games, maybe 10 at most but all in agreement with the clubs.

Clubs got an email last week saying they could rearrange the games with each other on a day that suits."
Thats a first.rearrange yourselfs, no work for fixture commitee now theres a turn up for the books.

Borderroyal (Meath) - Posts: 149 - 09/03/2020 21:34:07    2273152

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Replying To Borderroyal:  "Thats a first.rearrange yourselfs, no work for fixture commitee now theres a turn up for the books."
Would you rather it go ahead behind closed doors or not go on at all?

For me, a big part of following the gaa is the crowd, be it a local game, or a game in Croke Park.

Ten lads roaring and shouting at a game or a few thousand of us going to see the county lads and lassies.

That's what it's all about

JimLally (Meath) - Posts: 4 - 19/03/2020 09:32:38    2274078

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Replying To JimLally:  "Would you rather it go ahead behind closed doors or not go on at all?

For me, a big part of following the gaa is the crowd, be it a local game, or a game in Croke Park.

Ten lads roaring and shouting at a game or a few thousand of us going to see the county lads and lassies.

That's what it's all about"
Not sure if your on bout corona but that text sent before all that happened. Im on bout no fixtures were to b changed for any excuse.then bit bad weather and go head work it out yourselfs.dont want lose face that it wasnt really bulletproof.i know they have difficult job.but i know from experience if you tried later on in year to work games out yourelselves b shot down.post virus that is.

Borderroyal (Meath) - Posts: 149 - 20/03/2020 18:26:52    2274181

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