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US Based Galway Hurler Overturns Ban

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Reading the home page i see a galway club player who flew home from Boston to line out with his club in a senior hurling relegation final was given a 48 week ban for not self isolating for 14 days prior to game. He appealed to Connacht council and got it overturned.
Most clubs cant get fellows to come from college in a neighboring city to play a match ! Whilst i get the covid piece and all that but playing in the open air would negate a lot of mine and most peoples concerns.He set up a construction firm in Boston and sponsers his club team at home in Galway. Its a medal this man should be getting coming home from US to line out with his native parish in such a crucial fixture.

OpenStand (Limerick) - Posts: 333 - 11/01/2021 14:30:01    2326990

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Replying To OpenStand:  "Reading the home page i see a galway club player who flew home from Boston to line out with his club in a senior hurling relegation final was given a 48 week ban for not self isolating for 14 days prior to game. He appealed to Connacht council and got it overturned.
Most clubs cant get fellows to come from college in a neighboring city to play a match ! Whilst i get the covid piece and all that but playing in the open air would negate a lot of mine and most peoples concerns.He set up a construction firm in Boston and sponsers his club team at home in Galway. Its a medal this man should be getting coming home from US to line out with his native parish in such a crucial fixture. "
Fair play to the man for his dedication but i totally see why the GAA did give the ban in the first place
Being dedicated is great but the self isolation rules are in place for good reason

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 2523 - 11/01/2021 19:13:06    2327031

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Replying To KillingFields:  "
Replying To OpenStand:  "Reading the home page i see a galway club player who flew home from Boston to line out with his club in a senior hurling relegation final was given a 48 week ban for not self isolating for 14 days prior to game. He appealed to Connacht council and got it overturned.
Most clubs cant get fellows to come from college in a neighboring city to play a match ! Whilst i get the covid piece and all that but playing in the open air would negate a lot of mine and most peoples concerns.He set up a construction firm in Boston and sponsers his club team at home in Galway. Its a medal this man should be getting coming home from US to line out with his native parish in such a crucial fixture. "
Fair play to the man for his dedication but i totally see why the GAA did give the ban in the first place
Being dedicated is great but the self isolation rules are in place for good reason"
However, Connaught council found a valid reason to overturn the 48 week suspension.

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 2439 - 11/01/2021 21:02:49    2327040

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He showed a blatant disregard for public health and welfare so don't really care for his club loyalty.

wexico15 (Wexford) - Posts: 3436 - 11/01/2021 22:59:33    2327058

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Replying To OpenStand:  "Reading the home page i see a galway club player who flew home from Boston to line out with his club in a senior hurling relegation final was given a 48 week ban for not self isolating for 14 days prior to game. He appealed to Connacht council and got it overturned.
Most clubs cant get fellows to come from college in a neighboring city to play a match ! Whilst i get the covid piece and all that but playing in the open air would negate a lot of mine and most peoples concerns.He set up a construction firm in Boston and sponsers his club team at home in Galway. Its a medal this man should be getting coming home from US to line out with his native parish in such a crucial fixture. "
Where do you stand on Golfgate then? Do you feel sorry for the politicians involved and think it was unfair that so many of them had to resign? Because to be consistent you would need to hold that opinion. This player broke the law of the land by playing in a match without self isolating for the required time...this during the first wave of the pandemic when fear and anxiety about Covid was even higher than it is now. The opposing team objected to his participation on health and safety grounds but the county board did not intervene at that stage...I can understand how he got the suspension overturned on appeal because no GAA rules would have been infringed. The mistake which the objectors made was not bringing the matter to the attention of the gardai in the first place.

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1593 - 12/01/2021 00:27:08    2327066

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The allegations seemed clear cut but so does the ruling of the appeal. Are the details released and made public? Seems to be a contradiction somewhere although no doubt the devil is in the detail.

To be fair to all involved the full details and ruling should be public. Otherwise the suspicion is he got off on a technicality which may or may not be correct.

From my point of view all I know is the details that have been posted here i.e. heersay

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 1416 - 12/01/2021 11:53:15    2327089

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Replying To Mayonman:  "The allegations seemed clear cut but so does the ruling of the appeal. Are the details released and made public? Seems to be a contradiction somewhere although no doubt the devil is in the detail.

To be fair to all involved the full details and ruling should be public. Otherwise the suspicion is he got off on a technicality which may or may not be correct.

From my point of view all I know is the details that have been posted here i.e. heersay"
I agree 100% on this. The rationale for these decisions need to be shared. Otherwise we end up with assumptions of cover-ups and favours, which may be unfair to all parties. If the reason for the ruling is detailed, then at least people will know why and can argue the actual point, rather than nonsense speculation.
The same applies to all suspensions and subsequent appeals. It's one thing that drives me mad about the GAA. Let's just deal in facts so everybody knows what's what.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 1127 - 12/01/2021 12:02:57    2327091

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Matlock < Joe Brolly

MTS (Galway) - Posts: 270 - 12/01/2021 15:27:41    2327139

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Replying To PoolSturgeon:  "
Replying To OpenStand:  "Reading the home page i see a galway club player who flew home from Boston to line out with his club in a senior hurling relegation final was given a 48 week ban for not self isolating for 14 days prior to game. He appealed to Connacht council and got it overturned.
Most clubs cant get fellows to come from college in a neighboring city to play a match ! Whilst i get the covid piece and all that but playing in the open air would negate a lot of mine and most peoples concerns.He set up a construction firm in Boston and sponsers his club team at home in Galway. Its a medal this man should be getting coming home from US to line out with his native parish in such a crucial fixture. "
Where do you stand on Golfgate then? Do you feel sorry for the politicians involved and think it was unfair that so many of them had to resign? Because to be consistent you would need to hold that opinion. This player broke the law of the land by playing in a match without self isolating for the required time...this during the first wave of the pandemic when fear and anxiety about Covid was even higher than it is now. The opposing team objected to his participation on health and safety grounds but the county board did not intervene at that stage...I can understand how he got the suspension overturned on appeal because no GAA rules would have been infringed. The mistake which the objectors made was not bringing the matter to the attention of the gardai in the first place."
Golfgate to be fair was a unnecessary junket with Politicians and judges carving up senior positions of power ( ie Gravy train ) for the coming 5 years.
These people were inside in a function room for 3-4 hours as opposed to running round a field in the open air for 1.5 Hours in galway trying to keep your parish hurling team from been relegated in a hugely important fixture .

OpenStand (Limerick) - Posts: 333 - 13/01/2021 09:46:54    2327202

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Replying To OpenStand:  "
Replying To PoolSturgeon:  "[quote=OpenStand:  "Reading the home page i see a galway club player who flew home from Boston to line out with his club in a senior hurling relegation final was given a 48 week ban for not self isolating for 14 days prior to game. He appealed to Connacht council and got it overturned.
Most clubs cant get fellows to come from college in a neighboring city to play a match ! Whilst i get the covid piece and all that but playing in the open air would negate a lot of mine and most peoples concerns.He set up a construction firm in Boston and sponsers his club team at home in Galway. Its a medal this man should be getting coming home from US to line out with his native parish in such a crucial fixture. "
Where do you stand on Golfgate then? Do you feel sorry for the politicians involved and think it was unfair that so many of them had to resign? Because to be consistent you would need to hold that opinion. This player broke the law of the land by playing in a match without self isolating for the required time...this during the first wave of the pandemic when fear and anxiety about Covid was even higher than it is now. The opposing team objected to his participation on health and safety grounds but the county board did not intervene at that stage...I can understand how he got the suspension overturned on appeal because no GAA rules would have been infringed. The mistake which the objectors made was not bringing the matter to the attention of the gardai in the first place."
Golfgate to be fair was a unnecessary junket with Politicians and judges carving up senior positions of power ( ie Gravy train ) for the coming 5 years.
These people were inside in a function room for 3-4 hours as opposed to running round a field in the open air for 1.5 Hours in galway trying to keep your parish hurling team from been relegated in a hugely important fixture ."]Ah come on, the issue people have isn't that he played a game, its that he travelled internationally during a pandemic, to play a club game

Marlon_JD (Tipperary) - Posts: 1813 - 13/01/2021 15:00:14    2327256

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Replying To OpenStand:  "
Replying To PoolSturgeon:  "[quote=OpenStand:  "Reading the home page i see a galway club player who flew home from Boston to line out with his club in a senior hurling relegation final was given a 48 week ban for not self isolating for 14 days prior to game. He appealed to Connacht council and got it overturned.
Most clubs cant get fellows to come from college in a neighboring city to play a match ! Whilst i get the covid piece and all that but playing in the open air would negate a lot of mine and most peoples concerns.He set up a construction firm in Boston and sponsers his club team at home in Galway. Its a medal this man should be getting coming home from US to line out with his native parish in such a crucial fixture. "
Where do you stand on Golfgate then? Do you feel sorry for the politicians involved and think it was unfair that so many of them had to resign? Because to be consistent you would need to hold that opinion. This player broke the law of the land by playing in a match without self isolating for the required time...this during the first wave of the pandemic when fear and anxiety about Covid was even higher than it is now. The opposing team objected to his participation on health and safety grounds but the county board did not intervene at that stage...I can understand how he got the suspension overturned on appeal because no GAA rules would have been infringed. The mistake which the objectors made was not bringing the matter to the attention of the gardai in the first place."
Golfgate to be fair was a unnecessary junket with Politicians and judges carving up senior positions of power ( ie Gravy train ) for the coming 5 years.
These people were inside in a function room for 3-4 hours as opposed to running round a field in the open air for 1.5 Hours in galway trying to keep your parish hurling team from been relegated in a hugely important fixture ."]Its nothing to do with him playing the game its the breaking of the laws/regulations the state had imposed to help reduce the spread of this horrid disease

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 2523 - 13/01/2021 18:11:22    2327277

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