GAA Clichés


#422

The one with Rachel? Definitely.


#423

If Cora Staunton or Breige Corkerry were men the would be on every billboard in the country.


#424

They’d probably give us Liz Howard instead.


#425

For illegally playing Womens football?


#426

That ‘point’, or ‘bit of skill’ is worth the admission fee* alone.

*Usually spouted by cunts who not only did not pay to get it but got paid to be there.


#427

“History is written by the winners” was used in more than one place after the All-Ireland final replay.

Stands up in practice too, eg. the erroneous claim by Brian Fenton that he has never lost a match with Dublin.


#428

“That lady goalkeeper is butterfingered, which is ironic given how much she eats”


#429

More an incompetent tradition than a cliche here.

Score updates on radio. The correspondent at a game doesn’t state the score at the start of his update, and proceeds to ramble on about what the score was at the time of their last update and things that have happened since the last update, losing the listener’s interest and patience in the process. Sometimes the updater never actually gets around to reading out the current score.

This applies to both national and local radio.


#430

Exactly,all we want to know is the score,spit it out ffs


#431

‘The cause’


#432

That is a republican cliche .


#433

GAA folk love the cause as well.

He’d die for the cause that lad

Or

He believed in the cause

Or

His dedication to the cause was unrivaled

All basically meant the poor cunt put his life on hold, until someone told him to stop showing up one day.


#434

“The plight of the club player”
“This does nothing for the club player”
“Club football RIP”
“The suits in Croke Park”
“The money men”
“This has been done to suit Sky”
“There’s a complete disconnect between the money men and the players”
“There’s a complete disconnect between the delegates and the players”
“It’s a disgrace that matches such as this are being played at this time of the year”


#435

The Waterford hurling team having a mistake-prone left-handed goalkeeper.


#436

And every month has 28 days .


#437

“It’s still only April, we’re not getting carried away.”


#438

The Kerry Dublin rivalry in the 1970s saved the GAA.


#439

Managers “not wanting to reveal their hand” or “keeping their cards close to their chest” “ahead of the championship”.

Used when a manager puts out a shit team in order to deliberately get knocked out of the league, ie. Derek McGrath today.


#440

The process.


#441

Banty