The Gaelic games are sports that are played in Ireland and are played under the supervision of the Gaelic Athletic Association. There are several Gaelic games currently being played but the most popular are football and hurling.

The highest level of competition in football is the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship and the premier hurling competition in Ireland is the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship. In case you didn’t know, Gaelic sports betting also exists and you can find bets related to the two top Gaelic tournaments we mentioned earlier.

But before you can place your bets, you have to know how to bet on Gaelic football and hurling. Once you know how to place bets, the next thing you need to do is familiarize yourself with the Gaelic football and hurling terms that are being used because at first, the Gaelic phrases and terminologies can be confusing.

In this article, we will let you know what some of the most important Gaelic football and hurling terms mean, so read on:

A Crowd- a gathering or group of people who watch a match

A Hang Sangwidge- consumed on the side of the road with “tay” after matches in Pairc Ui Chaoimh or Thurles. It usually contains half a pound of butter.

All-Hell-Broke-Loose- a huge fight that continues even in the dressing room or in the parking lot.

Bollix- is a  term that refers to the referee.

Bullin- also means one is angry.

Bull Thick- is the superlative of Bullin and it means that one is “very” angry

Burst The Bollix- When the sidelines instruct players to tackle the opponent.

Bushted- refers to a soreness or injury

Hatchet Man- A player with hunter instincts.

Indanamajaysus- is a word used when someone wants to ask the referee what that call was for?

Joult- It simply means a push.

Lamp- is a good thump

Mighty– is a compliment that means “very good”.

Mullocker- is an awkward player released for matches.

Rake- a large amount of something, usually pints of Guinness beer on the night before an all-important match.

Row- is a disagreement during a match which involves four or more players.

Shamozzle- is a bigger disagreement between two teams because it involves the goalkeepers, substitutes, and supporters who join the foray.

Timber– When you say “show the opponent timber” it means intimidating a hurling opponent.

Ya Bollix Ya- is the formal recognition of the cornerback of a goal scored by the opposing team.

Wirey– refers to a corner forward who is so tough to get your hands on.

Around the Panel- is an above-average club player who isn’t good enough to hold a permanent spot in the county squad but instead is called up to play for the county for a short period.

Third Man Tackle- This refers to a foul committed while the player does not have the ball.

Dirty Ball– This happens when the ball drops between the two 45-meter lines, usually after a kick out.

One Hand-is an exclamation of a player’s innocence after he gets a free given against him while tackling an opponent.

Two Hands- is the typical shout we hear when a player goes up for a high ball with just one hand.

Ratified-is a term used when there is a new manager appointed for a GAA team or when the existing manager gets extended for another year.

Post- is the only word a player is allowed to shout while an opposing player takes a set-piece shot at the goal.

On the 40- is another term used to call the centre half-forward position

In Shite-means that a GAA pitch is unplayable due to bad weather conditions

Show The Line- It is a metaphor used for saying someone has been given a red card.

A Coming Team– It is a group of players who have shown tremendous success at a young age, a team promoted from the lower divisions of the football league, or a squad which was just beaten by a more superior team.

A Dummy Team- This happens when a manager already names his team days before the match but then when match day comes, the entire team is changed.


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