It has been said that rugby is a thug's game played by gentlemen, soccer
is a gentleman's game played by thugs and Gaelic games are thug's games
played by thugs. Irish national sports, Hurling and Gaelic Football are
fairly full-bodied in nature, and the accompanying language can be equally
Bollix - Pat Spillane or Colm O'Rourke
Bull thick - very angry - e.g. "the centre half back was bull
thick when I lamped him again"
Bullin` - angry - e.g. "the centre half back was bullin` after
I lamped him"
Burst the Bollix - Instruction to tackle your player
Bushted - an undefined soreness e.g. "Jayz me arm is bushted"
Comm-a-teeee - Local GAA bullshitters in general
Crowd - A gathering of people that watch a match and hope for
random acts of violence e.g. "that crowd from Meath are a right shower
Hames - a right shite - e.g. "he made a hames of that clearance"
Hang sangwidge - consumed with tay on the sides of roads after
matches in Croker or Thurles, usually contains half a pound of butter.
Hatchet Man - Mountainy type, uses hunter/gatherer instincts.
Holly - eg "I gave it holly" - I put a fair bit of effort into
Joult - a push - e.g. "I gave him a joult and he has to wear a
Lamp - a good thump - e.g. "I swung for the sliotar, missed by
3 feet andlamped their fullback"
Leh-it-in-ta-feck-would-ya - Full forward`s appeal to a midfielder
for a more timely delivery of the pass
Massive Row - Disagreement involving both teams, including goalies,
substitutes and supporters jumping fences
Mighty - very good
Mullocker - untidy or awkward player released for matches
Namajaysus - What was that for, referee?
Rake - A great amount of anything, usually pints of Guinness the
night before an important match
Row - Disagreement involving four or more players
Running Row - A massive row that continues out in the parking
area and or dressing room areas usually resolved by the Gardai.
Schkelp - To remove living tissue in the absence of surgical procedures
e.g. "That shite from Tipp took a schkelp out of my leg"
The Bomber - a very popular nickname for a fat, hairy GAA player
Timber - intimidation of a hurling opponent - e.g. "show him some
Ya-bollix-ya - Corner back`s formal recognition of a score by his
White c**t - Graham Geraghty