GAA Phrases Dictionary - Your Complete Guide
As the Championship gets under way this weekend on GAAGO, we thought we would share with you some uniquely Irish GAA phrases and their meaning. This will be particularly useful for any non Irish GAA fans or your international housemates, friends, colleagues, partners.
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Mighty :- Very good
Hames :- A right shite, e.g. 'He made a hames of that chance'
Timber : - Intimidation of a hurling opponent, e.g. 'Show him some timber'
Lamp :- A good thump, e.g. 'I swung for the sliotar, missed by 3 feet and lamped the full back'
A Crowd :- A gathering of people who watch a match and hope for random acts of violence,
Schkelp : -To remove living tissue in the absence of surgical procedures, e.g. 'That egit from Tipp took a schkelp outta me leg'
Hatchet Man :- Mountainy type, uses hunter/gatherer instincts
Bullin': - Angry, e.g. 'The centre half was bullin' after I lamped him'
Bull Thick : - Very angry, e.g. 'The centre half was bull thick after I Iamped him again'
Joult : - A push, e.g. 'I gave him a joult and he has to wear a neck brace for 2 weeks'
Bushted :- An undefined soreness, e.g. 'Jayz me arm is bushted'
The Bomber :- Popular name for a fat hairy GAA player
A Hang Sangwidge :- Consumed with 'tay' on the sides of roads after matches in Pairc Ui Chaoimh or Thurles, usually contains half a pound of butter
Rake : - A great amount of anything, usually pints of Guinness the night before an important match
Indanamajaysus (in-da-nama-Jaysus) : - What was that for referee?
Leh-It-In-Ta-Fuck-Wud-Ya :- Full forwards appeal to a midfielder for a more timely delivery of the pass
Mullocker : - Untidy or awkward player released for matches
Burst Em':- Instructions from the sideline to tackle your man
Row :- Disagreement involving four or more players
Shamozzle : - Disagreement involving both teams, including goalies, substitutes and supporters jumping fences
All-Hell-Broke-Loose :- A massive row that continues out in the parking area or dressing room areas, usually resolved by the Gardai
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