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The Corona Virus And Possible Effects To GAA Matches

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Replying To lionofludesch:  "Sadly, I'm old enough to be thinking that it won't be long before something kills me.

I wake up in a morning - and that's good enough for me."
I'm afraid I'm in the same boat Lion

neverright (Roscommon) - Posts: 1648 - 01/03/2020 21:12:20    2271368

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Replying To Maroonatic:  "Not finger pointing or anything but maybe lets use a little discretion when referring to locations etc.
(Also, I would like to point out there are other outlets other than Tesco)"
Why? It serves no purpose to be discreet with a virus like this imo.

Jackeen (Dublin) - Posts: 3966 - 01/03/2020 21:32:08    2271381

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Replying To arock:  "I think the pig and its mother knows the location and place why oh why would you NOT state location. This is what China did and look where it got them. Openness implies trust and the school in question its pupils are in three local clubs people in those clubs must know."
Don't panic..........

moc.dna (Galway) - Posts: 988 - 01/03/2020 21:53:50    2271400

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Replying To Jackeen:  "Coronavirus worry at my in my nieces school. School closed for 2 weeks due to close links to the man infectied."
And that is the correct and appropriate response. The likelihood is they will all be fine but with kids all protective measures should be taken.

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1387 - 01/03/2020 22:02:02    2271408

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I blame the Democrats, it's all a hoax to stop Donegal winning the All Ireland!!

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 812 - 01/03/2020 22:29:08    2271434

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Replying To moc.dna:  "Don't panic.........."
It is not panicking, by all means protect the identity of a person. The HSE claims those who need to know have been informed. But it is totally illogical to close a school when the pupils in said school are in a huge GAA club in huge numbers yet offer no direction to the club. These pupils have brothers sisters and parents when you make a decision like closing a school and it is on foreign news channels at least inform the community where the school is. It is not so we can panic it is just common sense.

arock (Dublin) - Posts: 4302 - 02/03/2020 09:51:20    2271531

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It's ramping up now....

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 10128 - 06/03/2020 07:26:47    2272431

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Replying To yew_tree:  "It's ramping up now...."
Hhmm doesn't look good alright. I think halting matches for 4 weeks or so may only be around the corner. As rates increase public gatherings will be the perfect vehicle for its spread.

Joxer (Dublin) - Posts: 4237 - 06/03/2020 08:47:20    2272435

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Replying To tulachmhór:  "Wishful thinking from a Tyrone perspective ; )

In all seriousness though, I can also see it becoming a major issue akin to foot and mouth in 2002. I'm hoping it won't as it would be a very strange summer without any ball but you never know.

Has there ever been a policy of playing matches behind closed doors etc?"
Was foot and mouth not 2001?

The_Fonz (Westmeath) - Posts: 130 - 06/03/2020 09:42:40    2272443

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Replying To arock:  "It is not panicking, by all means protect the identity of a person. The HSE claims those who need to know have been informed. But it is totally illogical to close a school when the pupils in said school are in a huge GAA club in huge numbers yet offer no direction to the club. These pupils have brothers sisters and parents when you make a decision like closing a school and it is on foreign news channels at least inform the community where the school is. It is not so we can panic it is just common sense."
You are correct, if they were considered to be at risk because they were in close contact with an person who has the virus then they should be quarantined at home and not allowed to attend training or play games for the two weeks as well. Unfortunately I would say that neither have their parents been told what quarantined at home means.

zinny (Wexford) - Posts: 671 - 06/03/2020 09:58:45    2272445

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Replying To The_Fonz:  "Was foot and mouth not 2001?"
That's when it started. I can't remember whether it ran over into 2002.

lionofludesch (Down) - Posts: 292 - 06/03/2020 18:39:43    2272524

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Replying To lionofludesch:  "That's when it started. I can't remember whether it ran over into 2002."
Not really, Ireland were to play England in February 2001 in Landsdowne road and it was postponed due to foot and mouth. The match eventually went ahead on October 2001. It hadn't much effect on GAA only patrons had to wipe their feet on disinfecting mats outside venues.

The_Fonz (Westmeath) - Posts: 130 - 06/03/2020 19:24:56    2272527

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The GAA could cancel the whole season or play to empty stadiums and put the matches that are not already involved in a TV contract on some kind of discounted Pay Per View set up to make up somewhat for all the revenue lost due to empty seats.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 892 - 07/03/2020 16:19:08    2272626

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Replying To Trump2020:  "The GAA could cancel the whole season or play to empty stadiums and put the matches that are not already involved in a TV contract on some kind of discounted Pay Per View set up to make up somewhat for all the revenue lost due to empty seats."
Manchester derby and Cheltenham going ahead as normal unless the situation really escalates, what your suggesting is a slight overreaction

wexico15 (Wexford) - Posts: 2058 - 07/03/2020 19:51:03    2272674

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Have today's matches been cancelled? Thought they were on at 2?

Gowran_Yank (Kilkenny) - Posts: 96 - 08/03/2020 13:02:47    2272797

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Replying To Gowran_Yank:  "Have today's matches been cancelled? Thought they were on at 2?"
Guess you guys already changed the clocks forward. I've been scrambling here thinking I was missing out. Still snow on the ground & my bedroom clock still has your time as I never changed it in the fall. Too soon for changing the clocks. oh well. Better than a coronavirus cancellation.

Gowran_Yank (Kilkenny) - Posts: 96 - 08/03/2020 13:46:57    2272807

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Replying To Gowran_Yank:  "Guess you guys already changed the clocks forward. I've been scrambling here thinking I was missing out. Still snow on the ground & my bedroom clock still has your time as I never changed it in the fall. Too soon for changing the clocks. oh well. Better than a coronavirus cancellation."
Last Sunday in March.

Maybe we won't bother putting them back - the EU is still deciding.

lionofludesch (Down) - Posts: 292 - 08/03/2020 14:34:39    2272817

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Replying To wexico15:  "Manchester derby and Cheltenham going ahead as normal unless the situation really escalates, what your suggesting is a slight overreaction"
I'm not suggesting anything I'm just saying what the GAA could do. Your point is well taken though

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 892 - 08/03/2020 14:38:14    2272818

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Replying To Trump2020:  "I'm not suggesting anything I'm just saying what the GAA could do. Your point is well taken though"
I think we are not to far off it happening. The events that are happening now are just going to hasten its arrival. I don't want it to happen but if there is a chance that canceling intercounty games will save the club competitions then it should be done now before its too late.

zinny (Wexford) - Posts: 671 - 09/03/2020 12:54:46    2273002

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St Gall's in Antrim have confirmed a case in their club link

gaelicgab (USA) - Posts: 867 - 09/03/2020 17:26:11    2273099

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