It’s safe to say the online reaction to the new restrictions Ireland woke up under yesterday has been negative. One of the loudest communities to voice their concerns have been the GAA
Up until now 200 people were allowed be part of an outdoor sporting event, which meant that a small number of GAA supporters could attend matches but matches are now back behind closed doors, which will include county finals this weekend.
Due to these decisions thee GAA has called for evidence to be presented to explain the Government’s decision to ban all spectators from sporting events until at least the 13th of September. Acting Chief Medical Officer Ronan Glynn and NPHET have been invited to meet with the GAA’s COVID-19 Advisory Group as soon as possible.
Many online have shown support for the GAA, with the likes of TJ Reid and Eddie Brennan showing their frustration.
GAA Clubs and Counties are after sacrificing so much since March. We have lead by example, we have listened and adapted. They are other problems that need to be addressed, but yet sporting events gets punished for doing everything right. #GAA #unfair #sport https://t.co/JMvQ8vbZim
— TJ Reid (@_tjreid) August 18, 2020
The vast majority will continue to pay the price for the reckless selfish & irresponsible behaviour of the minority Until we all start calling out & highlighting those who are
Full lockdown is on the cards for us all otherwise
— Eddie Brennan (@NedzerB13) August 19, 2020
Others have some novel ideas
How about GAA grounds get the chip vans up and running and start serving food? Sure can’t catch COVID if your eating….
— JasonMcGee (@JasonMcGee6) August 18, 2020
Drinking to your Heart's content in a Crowded Pub that sells Pizzas, is now consider safer than sitting sober in a Empty Stadium. What Clowns are Running this Country 🤔
— Buff Egan (@buff_egan) August 18, 2020
I agree there is bigger things than the GAA & having supporters at games.
But it's very hard to take that line when constantly one restriction is contradicting the next!? #confused
— Aisling O'Reilly (@ashoreilly) August 19, 2020
So you can’t go a watch a GAA match, but my missus can go and spend 2 hours in primark on a Sunday afternoon…. I tell ye what the country is couped 🤷🏼♂️🤦🏼
— Niall Kane (@bobo_kane) August 19, 2020
However some are not in support of the GAA
That GAA press release was hot-headed and irresponsible. Singling our NPHET members like that was really not on. Need to do better with the influence they wield.
— Colm Tobin (@colmtobin) August 19, 2020
A thought. The GAA community appears to be going mad that supporters can’t attend matches.
Absolute Madness. The whole thing should have been pulled. It’s a hobby & unessecary right now. We will see it next year. You need more in your life if you can’t get to March without #GAA
— Jeffrey O'Donoghue (@Jeffreyod1989) August 19, 2020
What are your thoughts?