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The Corona Virus And Possible Effects To GAA Matches

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Replying To theyoungbuck89:  "We will learn to adapt in most of things in life of course and we have a already but if lads can't go out on a Gaa pitch in October how will it be safer next spring That's what I am asking is all! We are in May now so we won't have adapted in 5 months time but we will in 8 or 9 is that your point how will we adapt will we all wear masks goggles and gloves while we play? The answer is it's not so if it's too much of a risk in October it's the same next year! If the opportunity came to play games this year and it was safe to do so the Gaa won't play behind closed doors because simply there's no money to be made from it and the club game doesn't make a lot for them they will let it go and hope the government give them grants to cover some of the lost income!"
My overall point is we are trying to squeeze in a Championship at the end of the year, which I don't think will work. Does that simplify it enough for you? In my opinion clubs and counties will not be prepared because they won't have enough time. It's almost June!! Clubs and counties need to know now, there isn't going to be an announcement from the GAA in the next month that championship can go ahead. So then we are suddenly almost in July. I just don't think it's feasible this year. You do, good for you..

TheFlaker (Mayo) - Posts: 6668 - 15/05/2020 08:56:06    2278200

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I see the AFL are back training on Monday with games returning in June, and I know theyve had very few cases and deaths but our infected numbers are dropping every day thank god.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 10891 - 15/05/2020 09:24:31    2278203

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Younglad it won't be possible next January and February the real winter months, if not possible in October. October is only a best case scenario that they hope to to resume, doesn't mean it will happen. Another wave of the Virus is predicted later in the year and with no Vaccine, what can the GAA do.

FoolsGold (Cavan) - Posts: 2030 - 15/05/2020 09:37:27    2278208

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "Name me these "lots of diseases" that are also filling up Ireland's intensive care units and have killed over 1500 people in the last three months?"
Tell me how you'll live without money.

Tell me how you'll find food - and all the other things you need - if everyone is cowering in their homes, afraid to leave.

lionofludesch (Down) - Posts: 319 - 15/05/2020 10:31:26    2278213

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Replying To FoolsGold:  "Younglad it won't be possible next January and February the real winter months, if not possible in October. October is only a best case scenario that they hope to to resume, doesn't mean it will happen. Another wave of the Virus is predicted later in the year and with no Vaccine, what can the GAA do."
So are we done playing Gaa until there's a vaccine maybe 4/5 years down the line

theyoungbuck89 (Galway) - Posts: 54 - 15/05/2020 11:10:54    2278217

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Replying To TheFlaker:  " My overall point is we are trying to squeeze in a Championship at the end of the year, which I don't think will work. Does that simplify it enough for you? In my opinion clubs and counties will not be prepared because they won't have enough time. It's almost June!! Clubs and counties need to know now, there isn't going to be an announcement from the GAA in the next month that championship can go ahead. So then we are suddenly almost in July. I just don't think it's feasible this year. You do, good for you.."
Yeah fair enough. You're contradicting a point you made earlier saying that teams won't be ready you said that players would keep fit if there was no sport until mid next year in response to a comment I made earlier but not from now until October! In Galway we play 1 or 2 games in April and have a break then until at least August Sept depending on how far Galway go in the championship! We play 6/7 games in champ we were still playing in October last year and didn't even get out of the group so if the champ was changed to straight knockout it could be done but anyway no point discussing it over and over on here what will be will be!

theyoungbuck89 (Galway) - Posts: 54 - 15/05/2020 11:17:03    2278219

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In the Hurling you could knock a Championship out fairly fast. Seed the teams 1-8 or 1-10 straight knockout. Of course all this is dependent on what the Virus does but it could be done fairly fast if needed.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 927 - 15/05/2020 11:54:46    2278221

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Replying To theyoungbuck89:  "So are we done playing Gaa until there's a vaccine maybe 4/5 years down the line"
Done until there is practically no cases and a chance that it risk free.

FoolsGold (Cavan) - Posts: 2030 - 15/05/2020 12:03:38    2278223

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They should try and finish the Allianz leagues. Regarding safety, well look at Rugby, there is no social distancing at all in that sport. Rucks, scrums mauls are all allowed. There is less contact in Football and hurling. So if amateur Rugby and Soccer are played surely imho GAA should also. Having good showers after the match is important.

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 1763 - 15/05/2020 12:05:09    2278224

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Replying To theyoungbuck89:  "Yeah fair enough. You're contradicting a point you made earlier saying that teams won't be ready you said that players would keep fit if there was no sport until mid next year in response to a comment I made earlier but not from now until October! In Galway we play 1 or 2 games in April and have a break then until at least August Sept depending on how far Galway go in the championship! We play 6/7 games in champ we were still playing in October last year and didn't even get out of the group so if the champ was changed to straight knockout it could be done but anyway no point discussing it over and over on here what will be will be!"
Wrong again and once again read the posts. You said there would be some amount of laps to be done next year if there is no championship this year. I said players would keep in shape. I was responding to your post saying players would be in awful shape next year.

TheFlaker (Mayo) - Posts: 6668 - 15/05/2020 12:33:07    2278227

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Replying To lionofludesch:  "Tell me how you'll live without money.

Tell me how you'll find food - and all the other things you need - if everyone is cowering in their homes, afraid to leave."
I don't know what you do be at over in Down for food. It's not like we've to go out and hunt for food. No-one is going to starve.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 6828 - 15/05/2020 13:29:28    2278234

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Replying To galwayford:  "They should try and finish the Allianz leagues. Regarding safety, well look at Rugby, there is no social distancing at all in that sport. Rucks, scrums mauls are all allowed. There is less contact in Football and hurling. So if amateur Rugby and Soccer are played surely imho GAA should also. Having good showers after the match is important."
The Leagues??? Why? I mean if you had any chance to do anything why would you bother with the League? Most people doubt that even a knockout Championship will happen but the League?

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 927 - 15/05/2020 16:00:50    2278252

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Replying To Lockjaw:  "I don't know what you do be at over in Down for food. It's not like we've to go out and hunt for food. No-one is going to starve."
No - because people will go out to work and shop.

That's the point. Life will carry on.

lionofludesch (Down) - Posts: 319 - 15/05/2020 16:10:33    2278255

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Replying To galwayford:  "They should try and finish the Allianz leagues. Regarding safety, well look at Rugby, there is no social distancing at all in that sport. Rucks, scrums mauls are all allowed. There is less contact in Football and hurling. So if amateur Rugby and Soccer are played surely imho GAA should also. Having good showers after the match is important."
There's a list somewhere on line showing sports in risk groups. Rugby is definitely in the top group. I would imagine GAA is too, maybe the group below.

Unfortunately, I've not been able to find the list.

lionofludesch (Down) - Posts: 319 - 15/05/2020 16:30:44    2278262

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Replying To Trump2020:  "The Leagues??? Why? I mean if you had any chance to do anything why would you bother with the League? Most people doubt that even a knockout Championship will happen but the League?"
Finishing the Leagues gives us somewhere to start next year. Squeezing a Championship into winter is not feasible.

Rolo2010 (Donegal) - Posts: 59 - 15/05/2020 17:24:59    2278271

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Replying To Rolo2010:  "Finishing the Leagues gives us somewhere to start next year. Squeezing a Championship into winter is not feasible."
On the face of it, it makes sense but there'll probably be a six month gap between one half of the comp and the other. It's not ideal but we're already a long way from ideal.

Sure - a lot depends on when we restart. If it turns out to be next March, it might be an idea to finish the 2020 league off as warm-up games for the Championship. Who knows ?

lionofludesch (Down) - Posts: 319 - 15/05/2020 17:58:48    2278280

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Replying To Rolo2010:  "Finishing the Leagues gives us somewhere to start next year. Squeezing a Championship into winter is not feasible."
I see your point but if you were to just forget the League at least as far as Hurling goes you could get the Championship done very quickly if it were a knockout competition. Football would be a bit tougher as there are more teams involved.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 927 - 15/05/2020 18:35:54    2278287

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Replying To theyoungbuck89:  "So are we done playing Gaa until there's a vaccine maybe 4/5 years down the line"
Well SARs and MERs two other coronavirus's have been around a lot longer than 4/5 years and no vaccine yet and dont hold your breath. If thats the requirement to get back playing most players (Juvenile included) have all retired. But I hear Trump has launched "Operation Warp Speed" to crank out a vaccine in time for Christmas 2020.

arock (Dublin) - Posts: 4319 - 15/05/2020 19:01:04    2278292

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Replying To lionofludesch:  "No - because people will go out to work and shop.

That's the point. Life will carry on."
But noone is "cowering in their homes" as you put it. Ok the over 70s up to now have been asked to stay at home but it's not like they've been forgotten about.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 6828 - 15/05/2020 20:09:44    2278299

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Replying To TheFlaker:  "Wrong again and once again read the posts. You said there would be some amount of laps to be done next year if there is no championship this year. I said players would keep in shape. I was responding to your post saying players would be in awful shape next year."
The Fai have said all amateur and underage And womens teams can return to full collective training from August 10th and resume games from August 28th on but lads on here are ruling out a return at all for the rest of the season!

theyoungbuck89 (Galway) - Posts: 54 - 15/05/2020 21:33:12    2278308

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