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Thu 13-May-2004 14:34
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Between the Lines
Jim Fogarty – Kilkenny City and County Librarian – gives the real lowdown on phrases used by GAA journalists. Jim’s piece first appeared in an otherwise dull as ditchwater programme for the recent Wawderfurd v Tipp NHL game:
‘The goalkeeper was unsighted for the first goal’
– He had just spotted a good-looking girl taking her seat in the stands.
‘The right corner back set out his stall early’
– He upended his opponent before the throw-in.
‘The full back took no prisoners’
- Grievous bodily harm yes; manslaughter, not quite.
‘The left corner back was vigilant all through’
– He held his opponent’s jersey for the full seventy minutes.
‘The right back made some surging runs’
– Usually when the player he should be marking was scoring points.
‘The centre back completely dominated his patch’
– Totally unfit, he managed to bat a few balls on the forty-five metre line
‘The centre fielders covered every blade of grass’
– Yes, but only between the two half-back lines and usually in a horizontal position.
‘The half forwards were unlucky in their shooting’
– They put the fear of God in people seated near the corner flag.
‘The corner forwards foraged for every ball’
– They rooted for the ball so often they could have competed in the World Ploughing Championships.
‘The full forward needed early ball’
– He was a half hour behind the full back in the chase for every delivery.
‘The referee was unobtrusive and contributed to a free-flowing game’
- His mind was really on getting away early so’s he could fit in a few pints in his ‘local’.
‘We talk just like lions, but we sacrifice like lambs…’.
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