by Larry Ryan
At hurling matches you are likely to come across many types of comment from the sublime to the ridiculous. Here is a glossary of some of the most frequently heard.
Mighty - Very Good<?XML:NAMESPACE PREFIX = O />
Hames - Mess e.g. 'He made a right hames of that clearance'- he made a great mess of it
Lamp - A Good Thump e.g. 'i swung for the sliothair, missed by 3 feet and lamped their full back'
Timber - Intimidation like 'show him de Timber'
Schkelp - To remove tissuewithout surgical procedure e.g. 'That hoor from Chiarains took a good schkelp from my leg'
Joult - Shoulder or push e.g. 'i gave him a joult and he was in hospital for 2 weeks'
Bullin - Angry ' The fullback was bullin after i lamped him'
Bull Thick - Very Angry-'The full back was bull thick when i lamped him again'
Bomber - Popular nickname for an oversized burly player- not Gerry Greene!
Burst de Bxxxx -Tackle your player
Ya B***x ya - Recognition of score by direct opponent
Hatchet Man - Pulls a half second before the ball arrives or/and a half second after its gone
Cleared - What happens if you come in contact with the Hatchet man
Bushted - An undefined injured 'jaysus me arm is bushted'
Mullocker - Awkward or untidy player generally without fear
Rake - A great number of anything, usually pints of Guinness the night before a match
Ham Sangwidge - Consumed with tay at the back of the har after the Munster final. Successor to the mate tay and plain tay.
Let-it-in-ta-fuk-wud-ya - Full forward's appeal to mid-fielder for a speedier delivery of the ball
Schemozzle - Beloved of Michael O'Hehir, a euphemism for a mssive row. 'theres a schemozzle in the square'
Let him know your there - Reminder to introduce yourself to the opponent
Ah for feck's sake - Familiar refrain if anything goes wrong
Similar comments might be heard at a football match but the football played in my part if the country was very refined so I would be unaware of them.
A final comment...if your opponent is getting the better of you, give him or her a good 'dunt'.