You know you are a GAA Shaper when ...

You wear white boots

You are the only guy with tanned legs on the team in April

You put gel in your hair before the game

You have bleached hair or a ponytail

You have to get a hair cut before every match

You wear your collar up to your ears

You have at least one life threatening injury per game                         

You hang around outside the dressing room after a match (still togged out) looking for people to tell you how good you played

You warm up looking into the crowd

You wear the latest range in thigh supports, knee bandages, etc when in reality there's shag all wrong with you.You sulk every time you lose, you blame the pitch, the wind, the sun, the ball etc if you miss a chance (above all it was not your fault).

You complain that the backs never play good ball to you (you are always a forward becuase they score (backs get no glory), probably wing or corner (because you can pick up a handy score there and also wave to the  crowd)) and if the selectors knew anything (which they don't) they would make you captain.

You insist on making yourself available for 2 championship matches on the same day

You threaten to quit the team cause the manager won't pick your brother

You wear your jersey over your togs and spend ages neatly fixing your socks before the game

You make your own speech in the dressing room after the captain and mentors have made their speeches

You leave in two soft goals...one dropped out of your hand....and you complain of a shoulder injury when trying  to puck out the next couple of balls.

You wear white boots, white socks a white helmet with a white club jersey.

You walk to the dressing room at half time, while everyone else ran ,take off your helmet and start fixing up your hair before you reach the sideline.

You have something written on the bos of your hurley and showing in the team photograph before the game.                         

When once a game, you get shouldered straight in the face and are flattened, by a player who just ran forty yards to get ya.

Come to think of it, a tan at any time of the year                         

You keep running for 20-30 yards after getting a score even though you are about 5 yards from your position.                         

Stick out the chest (PJ O Connell style) while walking over to hit a sideline/take a free.

Your wearing the most expensive boots on the market and your the sub goalie.

When you are looking to take all the free's back as far as your own halfback line

When you wear shorts different from the rest of the team

When you have to have the longest shorts on the field                         

When you wear county togs instead of club togs (even if you just swopped for them or bought them)

When your save your best for those long lunging stretches in front of the crowd

When you have a different county or college match jerseyevery time you go training, with a number on the back.

When you insist on wearing such jerseys over a long-sleeved top during the cold months.

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