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GAA Vocabulary

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Roundy - Corner forward who progresses to full forward. Not known for scoring points. Has frequent interactions with the Umpires. Very good at "bursting up the game" The Northern species can be called Nudie

Stocky - Generally a corner back but has been know to play wing back. On occasions can be seen with ball in hand, more likely however to be standing over his stricken opponent protesting his innocence

Schmozzle - 2 to 4 players hugging and kissing that ends with a chat to the referee and the umpires

Melee - Like a Schmozzle but could include both teams, substitutes, mentors and management teams

Mentors - In the club all their life. Generally never got picked when they were younger. Known to run up and down the sideling banging hurls together (even at football games). Most vocal in the dressing room and have a serious turn of pace if someone get injured or needs water

Management teams - Charge a very high milage rate, are never from the same parish and can be seen standing on the sideline with their hand up to their ear

Bursting up the game - Full forward, normally a roundy, attempts to knock as many opposition defenders as possible while carrying the ball towards goal. Occasionally scores

feel free to add lads!

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 1644 - 20/12/2021 16:11:23    2393343

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Replying To Mayonman:  "Roundy - Corner forward who progresses to full forward. Not known for scoring points. Has frequent interactions with the Umpires. Very good at "bursting up the game" The Northern species can be called Nudie

Stocky - Generally a corner back but has been know to play wing back. On occasions can be seen with ball in hand, more likely however to be standing over his stricken opponent protesting his innocence

Schmozzle - 2 to 4 players hugging and kissing that ends with a chat to the referee and the umpires

Melee - Like a Schmozzle but could include both teams, substitutes, mentors and management teams

Mentors - In the club all their life. Generally never got picked when they were younger. Known to run up and down the sideling banging hurls together (even at football games). Most vocal in the dressing room and have a serious turn of pace if someone get injured or needs water

Management teams - Charge a very high milage rate, are never from the same parish and can be seen standing on the sideline with their hand up to their ear

Bursting up the game - Full forward, normally a roundy, attempts to knock as many opposition defenders as possible while carrying the ball towards goal. Occasionally scores

feel free to add lads!"
Remember Martin Carney saying 1 time that 2 lads who were doing a bit of shouldering were trying to get their rocks off, I thought it was a strange choice of words.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 14092 - 20/12/2021 17:38:08    2393353

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Shur
Lookit
I suppose
(repeat continuously in all interviews)

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 194 - 20/12/2021 19:00:11    2393356

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F*****g blind c**t - referee

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 8372 - 20/12/2021 19:37:41    2393363

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Cyril Farrell added a few words:
Wristy hurler - can puck the ball a long way
Knicky Knacky hurler - he is very small
He's gone Ger - A player has just been sent off
As such - added to any sentence to give a lure of educated comment

Marty
Accidental Collision - he pulled across his head
No malice in it - he pulled across his head
Very harsh red - what's wrong with pulling across someone's head

Other
Bulk - fat
Timber - lash the hurl as hard as you can against you opponent

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 1644 - 21/12/2021 10:17:00    2393381

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Are those our balls behind the goals? How many had we out?

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 7969 - 21/12/2021 15:51:33    2393417

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Saying done rather than did.

gahfan (Wexford) - Posts: 599 - 21/12/2021 16:42:14    2393422

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A mentor shouted my name after a miss, "you wouldn't hit a bull in the balls with a banjo. "

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 2204 - 04/01/2022 19:57:50    2393606

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our corner back, son of a x county footballer , was getting roasted, manager shouts at him, "your mother must have strayed your not your fathers son" he was sacked at the next agm

Stmunnsriver (Wexford) - Posts: 2359 - 06/01/2022 08:34:45    2393764

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"the team that want it the most will win it" What a bs statement. Another "the hungrier team will win". Then don T feed them. Ha ha. Finally another saying I laugh at is when game is over "we knew coming here today we were gonna win it" "we were nt going home without the cup'.

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 3035 - 06/01/2022 09:43:11    2393768

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Replying To realdub:  "F*****g blind c**t - referee"
He is all over him ref.... - give him a saddle ffs..!

There are 2 teams playing on this pitch ref, or didn't you realise....???

Why don't you take it for him also, ref....!


To the Physio - Give him a splash of the wet sponge - it might wake him up out there...

Hey, Philly - let him know you are there.... ;o)

Fionn (Dublin) - Posts: 3406 - 06/01/2022 10:37:43    2393775

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