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The Corona Virus And Possible Effects To GAA Matches

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Replying To Saynothing:  "A lot of posters on here would like everyone to go home , close the door behind you, get under blankets and don't show your face until this is over. Life does go on and so will the All Irelands. Can't wait."
Life does have to go on but you have to do everything possible to save as many lives as possible and prevent as many people as possible from having to go to hospital and getting covid.

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 1659 - 18/10/2020 13:56:16    2298711

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Any reason why schools seem to be getting a bye ball through all of the Covid spike accusations? Pubs and restaurants have been the square media focus yet they've been open for months now, or at least they were! The second spike came about a few weeks after schools reopened. From what my teaching friends tell me, the kids are pretty much as they were pre pandemic. Few masks, no distancing, fighting/wrestling amongst each other. They don't really care about the rules or else just aren't mature enough to accept them which is understandable as well. But they are passing the virus to staff as well as home to families at an alarming rate by the looks of things. Some schools are down to 50% attendance for both pupils and staff here in the North. In the meantime the first minister announces with confidence that the schools are essential and will stay open but the pubs, restaurants and other hospitality services don't fall into that category. Thats a hell of a statement for the economy! I get the importance of education for kids, but it will always be there to pick up when its safe to. For business owners its a different story. Who would even be encouraged to go into business when this is all said and done if this is the way peoples livelihoods are being dismissed. I'm no expert on all this but its my opinion they need to find a way to channel lockdowns towards the elderly and vulnerable, most of whom don't need to work anymore anyway and try to get the rest of the economy back on its feet before its too late, which looks the case already for a lot of people, sadly.

SaffronDon (Antrim) - Posts: 2020 - 18/10/2020 14:17:09    2298714

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The long break has not done Galway too much favours. It seems to have galvanized Mayo though. They just powered their way past Gaillimh today. Galway were flying last Feb and March just before the cancellations.

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 1930 - 18/10/2020 16:22:59    2298774

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Replying To galwayford:  "The long break has not done Galway too much favours. It seems to have galvanized Mayo though. They just powered their way past Gaillimh today. Galway were flying last Feb and March just before the cancellations."
Well how did that finishing of the leagues work out for ye?

lilypad (Kildare) - Posts: 1358 - 18/10/2020 16:38:37    2298785

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Replying To SaffronDon:  "Any reason why schools seem to be getting a bye ball through all of the Covid spike accusations? Pubs and restaurants have been the square media focus yet they've been open for months now, or at least they were! The second spike came about a few weeks after schools reopened. From what my teaching friends tell me, the kids are pretty much as they were pre pandemic. Few masks, no distancing, fighting/wrestling amongst each other. They don't really care about the rules or else just aren't mature enough to accept them which is understandable as well. But they are passing the virus to staff as well as home to families at an alarming rate by the looks of things. Some schools are down to 50% attendance for both pupils and staff here in the North. In the meantime the first minister announces with confidence that the schools are essential and will stay open but the pubs, restaurants and other hospitality services don't fall into that category. Thats a hell of a statement for the economy! I get the importance of education for kids, but it will always be there to pick up when its safe to. For business owners its a different story. Who would even be encouraged to go into business when this is all said and done if this is the way peoples livelihoods are being dismissed. I'm no expert on all this but its my opinion they need to find a way to channel lockdowns towards the elderly and vulnerable, most of whom don't need to work anymore anyway and try to get the rest of the economy back on its feet before its too late, which looks the case already for a lot of people, sadly."
Maybe up in the north but from what ive seen of schools down around where i am the kdis are wearing masks where they have to, none of anything else and if kids arent mature enough to grasp why they need to wear them now then says a lot about their parents etc.

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 1659 - 18/10/2020 16:55:32    2298798

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Replying To galwayford:  "The long break has not done Galway too much favours. It seems to have galvanized Mayo though. They just powered their way past Gaillimh today. Galway were flying last Feb and March just before the cancellations."
My God what a walloping. I didn't see it coming. Fair play to Mayo.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1091 - 18/10/2020 17:06:55    2298804

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Replying To KillingFields:  "Maybe up in the north but from what ive seen of schools down around where i am the kdis are wearing masks where they have to, none of anything else and if kids arent mature enough to grasp why they need to wear them now then says a lot about their parents etc."
Must be only kids in the North that don't listen to their parents then

SaffronDon (Antrim) - Posts: 2020 - 18/10/2020 17:42:39    2298822

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Jays but that was a fair hammering for Galway. Mayo look to be flying. Could be themselves and Kerry if the Championship manages to be played.

catch22 (USA) - Posts: 1661 - 18/10/2020 18:23:11    2298842

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Replying To galwayford:  "The long break has not done Galway too much favours. It seems to have galvanized Mayo though. They just powered their way past Gaillimh today. Galway were flying last Feb and March just before the cancellations."
What has this got to with the Topic - The Corona Virus And Possible Effects To GAA Matches?

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 1118 - 18/10/2020 19:21:18    2298864

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "What has this got to with the Topic - The Corona Virus And Possible Effects To GAA Matches?"
The Covid lay off has effected Galway. They were flying last Febuary. Mayo were bad.

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 1930 - 18/10/2020 19:44:03    2298875

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "What has this got to with the Topic - The Corona Virus And Possible Effects To GAA Matches?"
The Covid lay off has effected Galway. They were flying last Febuary. Mayo were bad.

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 1930 - 18/10/2020 19:44:03    2298876

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The league will be finished but no championship for 2020.

brisbane (Galway) - Posts: 486 - 18/10/2020 19:45:26    2298877

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There is a balance to be struck. Restricting life is not a great way to avoid death.

With each restriction the human race goes further from nature and closer to that of battery farmed hens.

When you buy eggs in your weekly shop do you buy free range eggs and if so, why?

tyroneed (Tyrone) - Posts: 700 - 18/10/2020 20:28:22    2298911

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Replying To brisbane:  "The league will be finished but no championship for 2020."
That's my take too. If I were the GAA I'd get next week's league games played by hook or by crook, then suspending the championship before things get worse.

CastleBravo (Meath) - Posts: 1391 - 18/10/2020 20:52:39    2298929

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Replying To galwayford:  "The Covid lay off has effected Galway. They were flying last Febuary. Mayo were bad."
They were just fitter than everyone else like Ros in 2015. Anyone that knows anything about football knee Galway were not as good as media were making out. Dont think Joyce is up to it and wasnt impressed with him with Gakway underage last few years. A step down from Walsh as mad as that might sound.

sourmilk93 (Roscommon) - Posts: 567 - 18/10/2020 21:06:34    2298936

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Replying To catch22:  "Jays but that was a fair hammering for Galway. Mayo look to be flying. Could be themselves and Kerry if the Championship manages to be played."
Don't forget Wicklow Catch. They put up some score yesterday.

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 663 - 18/10/2020 21:13:32    2298943

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I think the Championship will go ahead, there's the mental health of the people to consider as well, after a few weeks it will soon be whittled down to the last 4 big guns anyway, I can see Tyrone v Dublin, Mayo v Kerry.
yerra yerra I think Tyrone will have too much for us the next day, Mickey was shadow boxing today.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 1076 - 19/10/2020 00:39:10    2298994

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Replying To sourmilk93:  "They were just fitter than everyone else like Ros in 2015. Anyone that knows anything about football knee Galway were not as good as media were making out. Dont think Joyce is up to it and wasnt impressed with him with Gakway underage last few years. A step down from Walsh as mad as that might sound."
Stop codding us. One match isn't the end of the world. Mayo deserved the win but I wouldn't panic just yet. Joyce is a big step UP from Walsh just give it time.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1091 - 19/10/2020 00:39:53    2298995

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Replying To CiarraiMick:  "Don't forget Wicklow Catch. They put up some score yesterday."
You're right , they went on a bit of a rampage alright.
There's a few teams that look to be a bit ahead of the rest at the minute.

catch22 (USA) - Posts: 1661 - 19/10/2020 11:15:34    2299095

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Replying To KillingFields:  "Life does have to go on but you have to do everything possible to save as many lives as possible and prevent as many people as possible from having to go to hospital and getting covid."
KillingFields (Limerick) well said, In the overall interest of everyone's health and safety I sincerely hope the GAA postpone all matches league and championship (from today) until there is a safer time to restart, even if that means in 2021 then so be it, we are not in a good place, I wish I was wrong.

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 2162 - 19/10/2020 12:22:43    2299125

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