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Tyrone Withdrawl From AI Semi Final.

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Absolute disgrace that they had to do this ! The GAA should have made it clear during the week that Tyrones game with Kerry would be put back until everyone in the Tyrone set up was good to go, what harm was another week or two going to do ? After all we live in unprecedented times and they call for unprecedented measures !

DUBJOHN (Dublin) - Posts: 869 - 14/08/2021 13:34:40    2370697

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There really are no winners here. No party benefits from what has happened.

slayer (Limerick) - Posts: 6279 - 14/08/2021 14:06:01    2370719

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Let Monaghan take their place

jacktheboy (Donegal) - Posts: 183 - 14/08/2021 14:14:06    2370727

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It's unfortunate and agree there are no winners here. Tyrone are the big losers but so are Kerry. However pushing it back further and in turn the final back sets a precedent. What happens if there is another outbreak on the Mayo or a Dublin camps...do we keep pushing back the final?

Club players in these counties have been waiting all year for championships and have planned their year around it including weddings. So it's a never ending cycle.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 10843 - 14/08/2021 14:17:08    2370729

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No sympathy for Tyrone, they obviously were not following COVID guidelines. There not be another delay.

Kerry likely would have win the match anyway.

Ronan1989 (Donegal) - Posts: 58 - 14/08/2021 14:19:56    2370731

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Apparently Kerry would not agree to the 2 weeks so the gaa left it at the week. Tyrone were never going to be ready in that time so I think they did the right thing

superdub (Dublin) - Posts: 391 - 14/08/2021 14:23:15    2370734

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Replying To yew_tree:  "It's unfortunate and agree there are no winners here. Tyrone are the big losers but so are Kerry. However pushing it back further and in turn the final back sets a precedent. What happens if there is another outbreak on the Mayo or a Dublin camps...do we keep pushing back the final?

Club players in these counties have been waiting all year for championships and have planned their year around it including weddings. So it's a never ending cycle."
Well club players aren't immune from picking up the virus either.

So everything is set in stone until it's not set in stone.

AfricanGael (UK) - Posts: 1946 - 14/08/2021 14:38:15    2370748

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Croke Park need to step up and accommodate Tyrone at all costs. We are an "amateur" organisation and need to go back to basics.
Show solidarity with Tyrone and do the right thing.

thegadfly (Cavan) - Posts: 262 - 14/08/2021 14:39:06    2370750

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Replying To jacktheboy:  "Let Monaghan take their place"
Could have been a possibility if Monaghan started training as soon as they heard of the outbreak, but now they wouldn't have enough time to prepare either

eoghan6688 (Galway) - Posts: 151 - 14/08/2021 14:42:41    2370755

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Replying To superdub:  "Apparently Kerry would not agree to the 2 weeks so the gaa left it at the week. Tyrone were never going to be ready in that time so I think they did the right thing"
Is that true?

lilylanger (Kildare) - Posts: 757 - 14/08/2021 14:50:14    2370761

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Replying To Ronan1989:  "No sympathy for Tyrone, they obviously were not following COVID guidelines. There not be another delay.

Kerry likely would have win the match anyway."
That's a massive assumption and you obviously don't understand how virulent this virus is.

lilylanger (Kildare) - Posts: 757 - 14/08/2021 14:51:14    2370762

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Replying To Ronan1989:  "No sympathy for Tyrone, they obviously were not following COVID guidelines. There not be another delay.

Kerry likely would have win the match anyway."
And you know this how? By all accounts they were following the rules strictly.

TYE08 (Tyrone) - Posts: 93 - 14/08/2021 14:55:21    2370765

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Surely there are enough men in Tyrone's huge panel to at least fulfill the fixture? Great experience for some of their fringe players?

ardmhacha (Armagh) - Posts: 32 - 14/08/2021 14:55:41    2370766

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Replying To slayer:  "There really are no winners here. No party benefits from what has happened."
Monaghan may end up benefitting

Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 957 - 14/08/2021 14:59:21    2370768

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Replying To DUBJOHN:  "Absolute disgrace that they had to do this ! The GAA should have made it clear during the week that Tyrones game with Kerry would be put back until everyone in the Tyrone set up was good to go, what harm was another week or two going to do ? After all we live in unprecedented times and they call for unprecedented measures !"
the gaa tried to force tyrones hand by putting tickets out for sale, guess it has backfired on them and looks like ticket sales usurped players welfare, lets hope the gaa now step up and offer the best medical experts available for any player country wide who has tested positive and may require long term rehab

bulmccabe (Tyrone) - Posts: 361 - 14/08/2021 14:59:56    2370769

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Big issue with vaccine hesitancy in the north in the under 30's.

P.Mckenna (Louth) - Posts: 72 - 14/08/2021 15:05:32    2370771

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Replying To jacktheboy:  "Let Monaghan take their place"
I see the logic, but it still isn't right.

COVID presents exceptional circumstances, so Tyrone should be given time to have a full panel available. Anything else means the integrity of the All Ireland series is fundamentally compromised.

Knoxboya (Monaghan) - Posts: 312 - 14/08/2021 15:06:30    2370772

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Replying To Ronan1989:  "No sympathy for Tyrone, they obviously were not following COVID guidelines. There not be another delay.

Kerry likely would have win the match anyway."
What a really silly post. Your own county has continually been top of the Covud lists so people in glass houses. Should we have just put an electronic fence around Donegal during the pandemic?

Ulsterman (Antrim) - Posts: 9428 - 14/08/2021 15:09:41    2370774

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It's a very difficult situation for everyone involved. There are no winners .

Greengrass (Louth) - Posts: 5708 - 14/08/2021 15:16:08    2370776

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Replying To Galway9801:  "Monaghan may end up benefitting"
Why

Lad79 (Monaghan) - Posts: 33 - 14/08/2021 15:19:25    2370778

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