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The Corona Virus And Possible Effects To GAA Matches

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Replying To galwayford:  "Bloody ban is from Limerick. I recall Limerick being labelled Stab city. It was notorious. Of course this was stereo typing, as not every one there carried a knife. So why is he stereo typing Nationalists now. You cannot make this up. Also how many All Irelands have Limerick won over the years. Just one in the last 40. Galway have a lot more. So do Kerry. Limerick is supposed to be a "sporting city". One hurling in the last 40 years. Some record."
Being a sporting city has nothing got to do with how much you win at sport but how much you love it. If anything carrying on through all the losses is more a sign of how sports mad we are than a county that wins all the time.

As for stab city your right it was just a stereotype and they should be avoided always. Like when people wrongly thing Galway is all just soft middle class fake hippy bodhran"musicians"

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 1018 - 26/08/2020 13:50:48    2289219

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Galway hurling clubs have won lots of club titles. A lot more than Limerick clubs. Yes Limerick have had more "British lions" than Galway. They are welcome to them. We like the Irish ones. Thaitimid na Gaels.

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 1901 - 26/08/2020 13:52:49    2289220

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Replying To bloodyban:  "Youre the revisionist,not me. There is no recorded genocide in Ireland, none. There were lots of mayhem and murder and attrocities. But by you saying it was a genocide lessens actual genocides elsewhere. The 16th and 17th centuries were bloody all over Europe. Again Ireland wasn't a special case as you presuppose. It didn't suffer more than most.
The 'attempt to erase us' comment is pure gobbledygook. Its quiet frankly laughable and if you're going around in 2020 believing that then you are deluded.
I hope FF and FG do a better job than they have been doing. If they improve then they can keep power out of the hands of Republicans indefinitely."
Ireland used to be over 60% Gaelic speaking. What happened to them all. Most of the West coast from Donegal to Cork was Irish speaking. Yet there is hardly any now. The answer is the the success of the British empire- and the Penal laws. The Penal laws forbade, under pain of brutality, the use of Irish. That is a fact. Check out the "Bata Scóir".

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 1901 - 26/08/2020 13:55:40    2289221

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Replying To KillingFields:  "Because you cant do both and which is better off to play? The league or the championship?"
There are only 2 rounds left in the National league, finish it off. Play it over 3 or 4 weeks. Play one round, check the covid statistics, then play the next. It makes sense. Slán

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 1901 - 26/08/2020 13:57:01    2289222

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Replying To galwayford:  "There are only 2 rounds left in the National league, finish it off. Play it over 3 or 4 weeks. Play one round, check the covid statistics, then play the next. It makes sense. Slán"
hahaha you ve been dying for the league to be finished because galway look like they'll win it. you care more about that than the AI and covid put together.

lilypad (Kildare) - Posts: 1339 - 26/08/2020 14:03:23    2289223

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Replying To lilypad:  "hahaha you ve been dying for the league to be finished because galway look like they'll win it. you care more about that than the AI and covid put together."
Kildare is in lockdown. It is a County covid-are. As far as I am concerned.

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 1901 - 26/08/2020 14:05:27    2289224

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There are only 2 rounds left in the National league, finish it off. Play it over 3 or 4 weeks. Play one round, check the covid statistics, then play the next. It makes sense. Slán
galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 1798 - 26/08/2020 13:57:01
Would you say same if Galway didnt have chance of winning the league.
If you can only play one competition this year you play the main event which is the championship

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 1371 - 26/08/2020 14:09:04    2289225

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Galway hurling clubs have won lots of club titles. A lot more than Limerick clubs. Yes Limerick have had more "British lions" than Galway. They are welcome to them. We like the Irish ones. Thaitimid na Gaels.

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 1798 - 26/08/2020 13:52:49
Galway club hurling sides only have to win the galway title to get into the all ireland. Theyre in all ireland semi every year. Limerick clubs have to go through their county and also win munster to get to the all ireland.
Its british and irish lions. And what relevance is that to the thread?


Ireland used to be over 60% Gaelic speaking. What happened to them all. Most of the West coast from Donegal to Cork was Irish speaking. Yet there is hardly any now. The answer is the the success of the British empire- and the Penal laws. The Penal laws forbade, under pain of brutality, the use of Irish. That is a fact. Check out the "Bata Scóir".
galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 1798 - 26/08/2020 13:55:40
actually famine and emigration are far bigger reasons

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 1371 - 26/08/2020 14:16:23    2289226

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Replying To lilypad:  "hahaha you ve been dying for the league to be finished because galway look like they'll win it. you care more about that than the AI and covid put together."
are you a jockey by any chance?

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 1901 - 26/08/2020 14:25:02    2289228

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Replying To galwayford:  "are you a jockey by any chance?"
yes and a scrum half

lilypad (Kildare) - Posts: 1339 - 26/08/2020 14:39:15    2289232

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Replying To gilly1910:  "They still have more All Irelands than us Galwayford. We have a pathetic five All Irelands from 25 finals which works out at a highly unimpressive 20% win percentage, while Limerick have 8 from 16 which is a 50% win percentage. So with all due respect, Galway fans are in no position to slag off other counties about the number of All Irelands they have won."
Thanks. Most Galway fans are like yourself and usually so are most of our crowd. Both Galway and Limerick real fans know both of their counties should have won more.

Oldertourman (Limerick) - Posts: 161 - 26/08/2020 15:03:12    2289235

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Replying To Oldertourman:  "Thanks. Most Galway fans are like yourself and usually so are most of our crowd. Both Galway and Limerick real fans know both of their counties should have won more."
We have some that we definitely left behind but the stats are cruel on Galway in terms of finals as many years under the old knockout system the were in finals despite not being one of the top teams of the year

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 1018 - 26/08/2020 15:42:17    2289239

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Replying To galwayford:  "Galway hurling clubs have won lots of club titles. A lot more than Limerick clubs. Yes Limerick have had more "British lions" than Galway. They are welcome to them. We like the Irish ones. Thaitimid na Gaels."
Yes Galway have won more All Irealnd Club titles, but club championships only began in 1971. If they had been in situ since 1887 how many titles would the Ahane clubn have won that had the 2 Mackeys, Paddy Scanlan, Jacky Power, Timmy Ryan, Mick Hickey, Sean, Mick and Tony Herbert among other fine players, all around the same time in the thirties and Forties, as well as another great team in the early part of the century including Tyler Mackey or the great Croom teams in both those eras. Incidentally Limerick have won more National Leagues than Galway and in this century have won more U 21 Titles that any other county.
You say with reference to Band and I Lions is irrelevant. No its not. I highlight it because it illustrates the fact that we battle huge competition from another code. Whether you or I like it or not is of little import. The fact is business in Limerick never really supported Limerick Hurlers to the same extent as it did in Cork and possibly Galway. I worked and lived in the Real Capital in the seventies and eighties. In every office, bank, building society office, auctioneering firms etc suited and booted Cork Hurlers and Footballers seemed to be employed. In Limerick it was usually rugby who seemed to get similar jobs.
Even two years ago a little over a week before the All Ireland Final Munster Rugby flags could be seen hanging off lampposts all over Limerick, but very few green and white flags. Then Cormac Liddy, a highly respected elder rugby correspondent, let fly at the Corporation. He lambasted them, reminding them that Munster were out of competitions with months at that stage and that it was that the Green and White that should be flying loud and proud to honour the side that had reached an All Ireland Final after handing Tipp, Kilkenny and Cork their arses on a plate. on the way to it. He might actually have quoted a fine Galway man of yesteryear, who hurled and played rugby and posed the obvious question. The matter was then rectified, but it shows the opposition the GAA has faced within our county and city

Oldertourman (Limerick) - Posts: 161 - 26/08/2020 15:48:20    2289241

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Replying To gilly1910:  "They still have more All Irelands than us Galwayford. We have a pathetic five All Irelands from 25 finals which works out at a highly unimpressive 20% win percentage, while Limerick have 8 from 16 which is a 50% win percentage. So with all due respect, Galway fans are in no position to slag off other counties about the number of All Irelands they have won."
Galway's main achievements in GAA terms are their football teams. They have won 9 All Irelands.

bdbuddah (Meath) - Posts: 731 - 26/08/2020 16:41:45    2289247

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Replying To bloodyban:  "Youre the revisionist,not me. There is no recorded genocide in Ireland, none. There were lots of mayhem and murder and attrocities. But by you saying it was a genocide lessens actual genocides elsewhere. The 16th and 17th centuries were bloody all over Europe. Again Ireland wasn't a special case as you presuppose. It didn't suffer more than most.
The 'attempt to erase us' comment is pure gobbledygook. Its quiet frankly laughable and if you're going around in 2020 believing that then you are deluded.
I hope FF and FG do a better job than they have been doing. If they improve then they can keep power out of the hands of Republicans indefinitely."
I'm no SF fan but some of the stuff you write is totally over the top. You say there was no genocide in Ireland, in the strictest sense this is probably true (in world history the only true attempt at total and complete eradication of a people was probably the Nazis and the Jews) but what happened at times in Ireland was fairly up there in European terms.
The Williamite and Cromwellian land confiscations and the Penal laws are facts of history.
The Cromwellian campaign in Ireland was very brutal, especially the last year of the campaign (after Cromwell had left Ireland) where wells were poisoned and food destroyed which led to many deaths.
All the above played a big part in impoverishing most the native Irish which was why the famine was so severe. Also the lack of an adequate British response to the famine was woeful neglect.
Even reviewing accounts of the 1919-21 war, many of the RIC barricks attacked/raided relied from information provided by RIC men. Why were RIC men providing information to the suspossed enemy?, most were Catholics and they knew their place in the RIC where the top positions they could never hope to attain because they were Catholics.
Yes from Daniel O'Connell's actions things did improve for the native Irish but for most of our history we basically were a subject people of the British empire (like the Ukrainian people have been a subject people of the Russia empire and the Polish people have often been a subject people of Russia and/ or Germany).

bdbuddah (Meath) - Posts: 731 - 26/08/2020 18:07:52    2289261

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I'd say Dublin will be the next County in lockdown. It's having a high number of cases for the last few weeks

FoolsGold (Cavan) - Posts: 2100 - 26/08/2020 18:13:57    2289262

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Replying To lilypad:  "hahaha you ve been dying for the league to be finished because galway look like they'll win it. you care more about that than the AI and covid put together."
So true :).
Got to say championship is hell of lot more important than league. So the obvious solution is to declare league null and void for 2020. And start from fresh next year. No one wins and above all no one gets relegated or promoted. That's my unbiased opinion :).

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 16724 - 26/08/2020 18:16:30    2289264

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Replying To royaldunne:  "So true :).
Got to say championship is hell of lot more important than league. So the obvious solution is to declare league null and void for 2020. And start from fresh next year. No one wins and above all no one gets relegated or promoted. That's my unbiased opinion :)."
Meath were already relegated as far as I remember so off to div.2 with ya

maroondiesel (Mayo) - Posts: 1032 - 26/08/2020 19:53:47    2289276

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Replying To bloodyban:  "Youre the revisionist,not me. There is no recorded genocide in Ireland, none. There were lots of mayhem and murder and attrocities. But by you saying it was a genocide lessens actual genocides elsewhere. The 16th and 17th centuries were bloody all over Europe. Again Ireland wasn't a special case as you presuppose. It didn't suffer more than most.
The 'attempt to erase us' comment is pure gobbledygook. Its quiet frankly laughable and if you're going around in 2020 believing that then you are deluded.
I hope FF and FG do a better job than they have been doing. If they improve then they can keep power out of the hands of Republicans indefinitely."
And records and defines genocide? You? Or your like? Definition of genocide "the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular nation or ethnic group"
1641 to 1656, Irelands population was reduced by 80% through war, war induced famine, complete ethnic clearences of Wicklow, Wexford by General Fairfax, according to William Petty Surveyor, from the horses mouth. In 16th century Ireland, Laois/Offaly plantations, the Desmond clearences and the pogroms after the battle of Kinsale meant untold amount of men, women and children where butchered. During the reign of Queen Ann you couldnt even own land, be educated, speak your tongue or express your faith. That is genocide, and that is from the mouths of tge English. Grow up and learn your history.

arock (Dublin) - Posts: 4379 - 26/08/2020 23:33:32    2289302

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Replying To arock:  "And records and defines genocide? You? Or your like? Definition of genocide "the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular nation or ethnic group"
1641 to 1656, Irelands population was reduced by 80% through war, war induced famine, complete ethnic clearences of Wicklow, Wexford by General Fairfax, according to William Petty Surveyor, from the horses mouth. In 16th century Ireland, Laois/Offaly plantations, the Desmond clearences and the pogroms after the battle of Kinsale meant untold amount of men, women and children where butchered. During the reign of Queen Ann you couldnt even own land, be educated, speak your tongue or express your faith. That is genocide, and that is from the mouths of tge English. Grow up and learn your history."
Further more the British Empire like the Roman Empire was achieved by slaughter and murder of indigenous people or anyone else got in their way. They invented genocide. When the had plundered the wealth of a country left, with the people fighting each other in civil wars. Like us and the Americans and many others. The British people of today do not own that but history is history.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 907 - 27/08/2020 01:32:46    2289309

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