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My pet hates are, that was a soft free, no such thing as a soft free it is a free or not a free,,, if they stop them from scoring goals they will win, ha ha ha, a team gets beaten but people say they were the better team because they had more possession or more wides ha ha ha, loads more too

Lockerroomboy (Wexford) - Posts: 225 - 10/09/2020 19:09:03    2291463

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Replying To Lockerroomboy:  "My pet hates are, that was a soft free, no such thing as a soft free it is a free or not a free,,, if they stop them from scoring goals they will win, ha ha ha, a team gets beaten but people say they were the better team because they had more possession or more wides ha ha ha, loads more too"
Jaysus that was a bad wide!!!!! Has anyone ever seen a good wide?

hurlorhurley (Wexford) - Posts: 1390 - 10/09/2020 20:33:23    2291468

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' You could tell from the warm up they were up for it'

I'm sure plenty of teams have looked up for it in the warm up but were bet comfortably, James Stephens could look up for it in the warm on Saturday in the kilkenny semi final but if Ballyhale play well will probably lose comfortably.

When a manager says in a post match interview 'We wanted a good start', does anyone go out wanting a bad start.

wexico15 (Wexford) - Posts: 2602 - 10/09/2020 22:26:07    2291481

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Team wins by a point - "they stuck to the game plan"

Team loses by a point - "they had no game plan"

890202 (Wexford) - Posts: 1204 - 10/09/2020 22:55:35    2291488

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stand him up!

Stmunnsriver (Wexford) - Posts: 1924 - 10/09/2020 23:33:16    2291496

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Their not fit

hurlorhurley (Wexford) - Posts: 1390 - 11/09/2020 09:42:59    2291510

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"The team that wants it most will win it". I reckon that in any big match, both teams have an equal will to win.

One that you hear from football commentators - "he shoots with his favourite right foot......". He only has one right foot. You could say "he shoots with his favourite foot" all right, but not "his favourite right foot".

And one that you don't really hear any more, but that used to drive me mad - "is it 30 or 35 minutes a half?".

People used to ask that at club championship games. "But it's championship," they'd say in confusion after being told it was just 30 minutes. Didn't seem to understand the distinction between club and inter-county........

Pikeman96 (Wexford) - Posts: 410 - 11/09/2020 10:57:24    2291522

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Replying To hurlorhurley:  "Their not fit"
Ya true, I remember being over a team one time beating by 2 points, we missed 5 frees inside the 30, numerous turnovers, lazy tackles, but I got the blame because the team was not fit enough ha ha

Lockerroomboy (Wexford) - Posts: 225 - 11/09/2020 11:06:51    2291525

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Brian Cody before playing Offaly when Kilkenny were at the peak of their power in the Leinster Championship,

"We know were are in for a tough battle with Offaly, there is a lot of good teams in a very strong Leinster championship" four days later Kilkenny win by 20 points

hurlorhurley (Wexford) - Posts: 1390 - 11/09/2020 11:10:36    2291526

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All Ireland final day, kerry minor and seniors are playing for example and kerry minors win and people say that's a good omen for the seniors ha ha

Lockerroomboy (Wexford) - Posts: 225 - 11/09/2020 11:39:27    2291530

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Replying To hurlorhurley:  "Jaysus that was a bad wide!!!!! Has anyone ever seen a good wide?"
Yes there is no such thing as a good wide, a bad wide in my mind is a missed chance someone should be getting at least 9 times out of 10, a shot from a sideline under pressure and a misplaced pass to a corner forward for example is a normal wide.

wexico15 (Wexford) - Posts: 2602 - 11/09/2020 11:44:47    2291531

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Replying To wexico15:  "Yes there is no such thing as a good wide, a bad wide in my mind is a missed chance someone should be getting at least 9 times out of 10, a shot from a sideline under pressure and a misplaced pass to a corner forward for example is a normal wide."
I tell you what you get for good wides, bad wides and normal wides NOTHING

hurlorhurley (Wexford) - Posts: 1390 - 11/09/2020 12:35:51    2291538

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Slightly off topic ...

There's a guy I know who was a sub on the Dublin 1970's football teams, under the legendary Kevin Heffernan.
He was fairly disappointed, that he didn't get to play in any of the All-Ireland football finals.
He was asked in an interview, about what did he get from Kevin Heffernan ... and he replied "Splinters".

Punter72007 (Wexford) - Posts: 211 - 11/09/2020 12:51:39    2291540

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Replying To hurlorhurley:  "I tell you what you get for good wides, bad wides and normal wides NOTHING"
Was anyone arguing that point?

wexico15 (Wexford) - Posts: 2602 - 11/09/2020 14:06:44    2291555

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Dropping ball between back and forward. Forward gets there about a second ahead, but the back follows through and catches him either across the arm or on the back of the head. Ref gives a free in. Or the defender hits an opponent high and late in the head with a shoulder, like the Richie Hogan red card that time.

'Ah I don't know if that's a free Marty. Hurling is a manly game'

Pundit is usually a disciple of Cody or a veteran of the 90s hurling scene.

'He got that off his mother'- whenever a talented young lad from a dynasty of past players either scores an amazing goal or gets a yellow card.

beano (Wexford) - Posts: 598 - 11/09/2020 16:33:29    2291575

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Was at a Junior B match last weekend, and heard possibly the most Junior B statement I've ever heard, if you know what I mean.

It came after one of our lads (who wouldn't normally be renowned for scoring) raced through to add a point to a goal he'd scored earlier.

"Jaysus," said one of the lads on the line. "He plays better when he's sober".

Pikeman96 (Wexford) - Posts: 410 - 02/10/2020 12:44:04    2295261

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"Everybody questioned our hunger", from a successful team (e.g. Oulart/Ballyhale/Na Piarsaigh/Kilkenny). I wonder if ANYBODY has ever questioned their hunger. Their hunger is part of what made them great in the 1st place.
"He went to ground easy there". Call him out for the diving, cheating effr that he is.
"They are waiting in the long grass". What long grass? You know you are playing them at the weekend. They are going to want to win, so are we.
"They wanted it more". No they didn't. They got a few breaks, took over the game and drove it home. Generally they were the better team.
"His Father was the same". Yes, that is generally how genetics work. If a player pulls a wild stroke now and then, it doesn't mean his father's past 25 years ago should be brought up.
"That will be pinned on the dressing room wall". Yes. He said they were a better team because they are. Use it as motivation if you want, but if it is said about you it is probably true.

StoreysTash (Wexford) - Posts: 864 - 02/10/2020 17:45:48    2295341

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'book the 2 of them',no hows about you book only the starter?

perfect10 (Wexford) - Posts: 3839 - 18/10/2020 18:58:51    2298855

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