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    ultrapercy wrote: »
    Lack of bins is no excuse for the type of littering that happened over the weekend at several locations around the country. Facilities can always be improved upon but no authority could cater for the volume of piggery that occured last weekend.

    Well they could have catered for it - if they allowed controlled settings like pubs and restaurants to open.

    Whether you agree with pubs/restaurants opening or not is besides the point. The authorities could have avoided what happened quite easily in fact.


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    Chivito550 wrote: »
    Well they could have catered for it - if they allowed controlled settings like pubs and restaurants to open.

    Whether you agree with pubs/restaurants opening or not is besides the point. The authorities could have avoided what happened quite easily in fact.

    The lack of a fire extinguisher is not justification for arson.The blame lies solely with the people who behaved like animals last weekend and nobody else.In fact not like animals because animals don't behave that way.


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    AAI Games entries now open...accept they're not because, once again, the Athletics Ireland website has crashed.


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    ultrapercy wrote: »
    Lack of bins is no excuse for the type of littering that happened over the weekend at several locations around the country. Facilities can always be improved upon but no authority could cater for the volume of piggery that occured last weekend.




    We all know that, but i was talking about something some one else raised.


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    Chivito550 wrote: »
    Well they could have catered for it - if they allowed controlled settings like pubs and restaurants to open.

    Whether you agree with pubs/restaurants opening or not is besides the point. The authorities could have avoided what happened quite easily in fact.




    Silly argument as people could easily of said, if the groups on sat followed the guidelines, then sat wouldn't of happened!


    UK could be delaying lockdown now


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    echancrure wrote: »
    I don't think we should judge the value of a sporting event on the number of spectators...

    For me it is about the participants: road racing should trump horse racing...


    Now you are down to opinions which would never see a solution


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    Silly argument as people could easily of said, if the groups on sat followed the guidelines, then sat wouldn't of happened!


    UK could be delaying lockdown now

    Most of the people involved were in small groups of 3-6, meeting outdoors as permitted (and encouraged). There just happened to be lots of these little groups in the one place at the same time.

    As Dermot from Today Fm said, its not too different from most playgrounds on a sunny weekend day, but where's the craic in vilifying parents and kids?!


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    Most of the people involved were in small groups of 3-6, meeting outdoors as permitted (and encouraged). There just happened to be lots of these little groups in the one place at the same time.

    As Dermot from Today Fm said, its not too different from most playgrounds on a sunny weekend day, but where's the craic in vilifying parents and kids?!




    I had no problem with people meeting up, risk is very low. While most were in small groups, they weren't 2 meters apart from other groups or keeping a social distance getting drink.

    Risk is very low outside, enjoy it while we can


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    AAI Games entries now open...accept they're not because, once again, the Athletics Ireland website has crashed.

    And now its open, but it seems any of us who are masters can't seem to access it, while the event fills up by the minute. Losing my mind at this point.


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    Chivito550 wrote: »
    And now its open, but it seems any of us who are masters can't seem to access it, while the event fills up by the minute. Losing my mind at this point.

    Wait what, there's a cap?? FFS I won't be able to enter for another few hours.


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    Most of the people involved were in small groups of 3-6, meeting outdoors as permitted (and encouraged). There just happened to be lots of these little groups in the one place at the same time.

    As Dermot from Today Fm said, its not too different from most playgrounds on a sunny weekend day, but where's the craic in vilifying parents and kids?!

    Well if Dermot from Today FM says it who could possibly disagree? Did Dermot say anything about the tons of rubbish that the very socially responsible pods of 3-6 left after them? Maybe tons of waste, including excriment, is down to the usual one or two clowns who ruin it for everyone else.


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    ultrapercy wrote: »
    Well if Dermot from Today FM says it who could possibly disagree? Did Dermot say anything about the tons of rubbish that the very socially responsible pods of 3-6 left after them? Maybe tons of waste, including excriment, is down to the usual one or two clowns who ruin it for everyone else.

    The waste is a separate issue to what Dr. Doomandgloomahan was on about. Littering should absolutely be a capital punishment in my opinion and if more people called it out in this country, we'd be better off.


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    The waste is a separate issue to what Dr. Doomandgloomahan was on about. Littering should absolutely be a capital punishment in my opinion and if more people called it out in this country, we'd be better off.

    Agreed, the CMO had no interest in the litter side of things.


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    Chivito550 wrote: »
    Agreed, the CMO had no interest in the litter side of things.


    Why would he?


    The waste and urine in shop porches is the biggest issue in fairness. More bigs will be there this weekend, so hopefully we see an improvement in things.




    People going for a pee against shops doors and porches where people live is not on.


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    Any chance we can get this thread back on point ?
    There multiple other threads for good folk to share their outrage and opinions ...... #justsaying


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    624 entries for the AAI Games so far!

    A far cry from a few years ago when the entire men's + women's middle distance schedule had about 14 people in total across 6 races. Will be interested to see how they pull it off - great to see the level of interest.


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    The National Senior T&F Championships will now span three days: Friday 25 June, Saturday 26 June and Sunday 27 June. I haven't seen any details yet regarding which events will be on which days.


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    Sacksian wrote: »
    624 entries for the AAI Games so far!

    A far cry from a few years ago when the entire men's + women's middle distance schedule had about 14 people in total across 6 races. Will be interested to see how they pull it off - great to see the level of interest.

    It helps when there's no other meets on, rather than normal times when it clashed with IMC meets.


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    With no income coming in from spectators is it not better to push the Olympics forward again ?


    What they are doing makes no sense.


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    ebbsy wrote: »
    With no income coming in from spectators is it not better to push the Olympics forward again ?


    What they are doing makes no sense.

    Fan ticket revenue pales in comparison to broadcast revenue.

    The Games are going ahead. Whether people agree with it or not, they need to just accept the reality.


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    Chivito550 wrote: »
    Fan ticket revenue pales in comparison to broadcast revenue.

    The Games are going ahead. Whether people agree with it or not, they need to just accept the reality.

    10,000 volunteers dropped out reported yesterday. Japanese dont want the Olympics and are still in a state of emergency.

    Friends working over there said the nation are torn over it.

    Calling it off this late would be very tough on the athletes but hope the IOC has a backup plan in case.


    Listening to bad boy running, they were hinting IOC could go bankrupt due to.contractual reasons if no Olympics.


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    Listening to bad boy running, they were hinting IOC could go bankrupt due to.contractual reasons if no Olympics.

    It surely wouldn't be a good look for any brand sponsors if they were to call in on any contract penalties which then resulted in the IOC going bust. If it came to that I would expect the sponsors to just write it all off rather than take the publicity damage.


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    Anyone with a contact in Athletics Ireland? Suppose we will have to wait another while after this coming weeks roadmap seeing as they haven't said much to date about increase of numbers re permits for races.

    Meanwhile organisers all over the country continue to take a piss with their inspirational virtual events.....



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    There are various hoops we have to jump through now for races, testing for some big events, was some things with wave starts, and annoyances with baggage trucks due to who knows what reason.


    But just seen elsewhere that this year's San Francisco marathon people will have to put on masks for various sections of the course that happen to run through National Parks property. Seems there are three seperate sections of the course adding up to 7 miles that runners have to stick masks on whilst running.

    Have had a couple of events several months ago that asked for masks at the start and finish, but none that were wanting mask wearing during the race.



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