Yes or No?
In every GAA team all around the country there are the few that lets say ‘stand out’. Which one are you?
1.The person who is always looking for tape.
Not that they have an injury or anything, you have to make sure that the wrists are well wrapped for some strange reason and that that the socks are looking well and of course if the jersey is too big, tape is vital for giving you that tight fit around the arms…priorities of course.
2.The person that takes your seat in the dressing room.
We all have set seats, don’t lie. There is nothing worse that being in great form heading off to training only to find someone sitting in your spot in the dressing room. You then have to contemplate that awkward shuffle across to the other side of the dressing room and a new spot. Very unsettling.
3.The person that sprints through the warm up.
Relax buddy, the team is already picked. No need to be busting a gut pre match and leaving your best work for the warm up. The same lads are normally out of breath 10 minutes into the game.
4.The hero who calls for the ball every single time.
There is always one. Calls for the ball, and you give them the perfect pass, they can’t get it and then give out that you hit them a bad ball. Typical. Or else they get the ball and hit it a mile wide. Also typical.
5.The player on the water bottles who tries to give you a motivational speech.
Your wrecked towards the end of the game and have gave it everything, and then some clown comes over thinking they are Mohammad Ali with a speech they learned of a television add. If you were any good, you wouldn’t be carrying water bottles (apologies if we caused any offence to water carriers).
6. The stretcher!
One of our favourites. This is the person who goes for one long sprint and before you know it their beside the fence stretching some body part. The line they will trot out is that they don’t want to risk pulling something, but we know better. It’s just pure laziness.