GAA Phrase Book
(Please send on any more that ye might have and I will put them up on this page, even if you make them up your-self)
A Crowd - A gathering of people that watch a match and hope for random acts of violence eg. "that crowd from Meath are a right shower of shites"
A hang sangwidge - consumed with tay on the sides of roads after matches in Croker or Thurles, usually contains half a pound of butter.
Bullin' - angry - eg "the centre half back was bullin' after I lamped him"
Bull thick - very angry - eg "the centre half back was bull thick when I lamped him again"
Bushted - an undefined soreness eg. "Jayz me arm is bushted"
Burst the Bollix- Instruction to tackle your player.
Bollix -Pat Spillane
Holly - eg "I gave it holly" - I put a fair bit of effort into it
Hames - a right shite - eg. "he made a hames of that clearance"
Hatchet Man - Mountainy type, uses hunter/gatherer instincts.
Joult - a push - eg "I gave him a joult and he has to wear a neck brace for two weeks"
Lamp - a good thump - eg. "I swung for the sliotar, missed by 3 feet and lamped their fullback"
Leh-it-in-ta-fuck-would-ya - Full forward's appeal to a midfielder for a more timely delivery of the pass
Mighty - very good
Massive Row - Disagreement involving both teams, including goalies, substitutes and supporters jumping fences Running Row - A massive row that continues out in the parking area and or dressing room areas usually resolved by the Gardai.
Mullocker - untidy or awkward player released for matches
Namajaysus - What was that for, referee?
Row - Disagreement involving four or more players
Rake - A great amount of anything, usually pints of Murphys the night before an important match
Schkelp - To remove living tissue in the absence of surgical procedures eg "That shite from Tipp took a schkelp out of my leg"
Timber - intimidation of a hurling opponent - eg. "show him some timber"!
The Comm-a-teeee - Local GAA bullshitters in general
The Bomber - a very popular nickname for a fat, hairy GAA player
Ya-bollix-ya - Corner back's formal recognition of a score by his esteemed opponent
Welt - swing at.
Bata - eg "I gave it bata" - I put a fair bit of effort into it.
Warp - hit something hard as in "I'll f*ckin' warp you."
Horsed - bout of rough play or intimidatory tactics as in we horsed them out of it. Sometimes referred to as kicking/batin' the shit out of the opposing team.
Stomached - surprised eg. "Jaysus when he came up behind me I was awful stomached."
Mantach - missing front teeth eg. Mairtin Staunton is mantach.
Blast - A great amount of anything.
Timber - intimidation of a hurling opponent.
Citeog - he hit it with his citeog. ie. left handed/footed.
A Shamozzle - a group of players shkelpin' one another but not exactly hittin' anyone at the same time!
Flakin' - usually goes on for a whole game..... eg. "Jayz
gave Seamusen O' Tomea an awful flakin' below in Aihoill on Sunday".
N.B. To "flake" a lad for a whole game usually starts off with a bit of the aforementioned "joshellin'" and "joultin'" and develops into a bit of "weltin'" and may even result in a good "lampin'" for the victim especially if he gets "bull thick".
Horse - another untidy or rough player. There's one in every club.
Burst the Cunt - Common exhortation also referred to as the
Old Head roar.
Running Row - A massive row that continues out in the parking area and or dressing room areas.