30 reasons that GAA is better than Soccer

I came across these points and they made me laugh regarding the argument between “soccer” and “Football” and which was better.  Some cut close to the bone so beware!

  1. The GAA player who played in front of 80,000 at the weekend will be teaching your children, selling you meat or fixing your drains on Monday morning. The soccer player who plays in front of 80,000 will be moaning about playing too many games and will be trying to sell you his personalised brand of leisure wear.
  2. GAA nicknames are better. Soccer players just add a Y to their surnames.
  3. Cork vs Kerry is a real derby. What does Utd. Vs City mean to Vidic or Robinho?
  4. How many soccer players does it take to screw in a light bulb? Answer eleven. One to stick it in and ten to surround and kiss him after he does it.
  5. Soccer players go to the papers after a game. GAA players go to the pub.
  6. John Terry would run a mile if he came up against Francie Bellew.
  7. GAA teams are numbered 1-15. A soccer team reads like the lottery results.
  8. All soccer players wear shin pads. Some hurlers don’t even wear helmets.
  9. Television runs soccer. Schoolteachers run the GAA.
  10. The GAA is about where you’re from. Soccer is about who you like.
  11. No segregation at GAA games.
  12. No soccer team has a nickname quite as lovely as the Fighting Cocks of Carlow.
  13. Bubble perms never made it to Croke Park.
  14. A scoreless draw in the GAA would be quite a novelty.
  15. Roman Abramovich can buy the League. You can’t buy the Liam McCarthy or Sam McGuire. There’s no stupid offside rule in GAA.
  16. There’s no soccer commentator like Michael O’Murcheartaigh ‘The goalie hits a very very long ball way, way out on the field’ – what a legend.
  17. You always know what country your teachers come from the day after a weekend full of GAA action.
  18. GAA players run faster, hit harder and last longer. Nobody acts like a grenade just went off if they get tripped.
  19. Croke Park.
  20. The championship means summer. The FA (or FAI) Cup means winter
  21. Soccer players always describe the game they have just played in the same guarded way. There is nothing like a GAA player cutting loose “He ate the shite out of us” said an Offaly player of Eamon Cregans half time speech in the All-Ireland a couple of years ago.
  22. Under age players get to be part of the biggest days in hurling and football. No one cares one bit about the junior soccer teams.
  23. Rural villages = A Church, A Post-office, a Pub and a GAA pitch.
  24. We don’t have eejits running around doing somersaults and cartwheels all over the pitch while ssshing the crowd after putting a ball between two posts

You can catch the Original Conversation on Yahoo UK Forums. (and yes I know the title said 30 reasons but I thought I would leave you with 6 reasons for yourself…add them in the comments below if ya like).

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One comment on “30 reasons that GAA is better than Soccer
  1. Seamus says:

    31. Wherever in the world you come across a bunch of lad that have formed a Gaelic Football club you know you have found a group of friends!

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