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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2000 (January-June) » Irish for Captain (of a sports team)? « Previous Next »

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Mike Moose (rb-ppp198.monmouth.com - 209.191.8.21)
Posted on Thursday, July 29, 1999 - 11:14 am:   Edit Post Print Post

I looked up your Gaelic site in that I'm making a gift for an
Irish friend. The gift will utilize the word "Captain" (not a
military one, rather a captain of a sports team) in Gaelic.
However, we don't have a whole lot of resources locally where
I could look this up. Could you help me out with this word?
Thanks for your time.

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Maureen Connelly (134.new-york-23-24rs.ny.dial-access.att.net - 12.79.3.134)
Posted on Thursday, July 29, 1999 - 04:12 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Irish for captain for a sports team.
I looked in my dictionary or foclóir in Irish. The word for captain (rank) is captaen and to captain a team is, foireann a stiúraim, which translates to something like to guide a crew or team. Also foireann a treorú, which means about the same thing.I would go with Teoraím. I hope this is correct.

Maureen Rua

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Kay
Posted on Thursday, July 29, 1999 - 05:20 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

The word is captaen for captain,
the captain is an captaen,
the manager is an bainisteoir,
the team is an fhoireann,
the selectors are na roghnóirí,
and the stewards ar na maoir.
Last Sunday I attended the quarter final
the cluiche ceathrú-cheannais. These terms refer to hurling or iomáint in Irish, the same terms are used in football.
The stick used in hurling is called a camán (come on)
and the ball is called a sliotar
you can score a cúl a goal, or a cúilín, a point. A goal is worth three points.
The body in charge of Gaelic football is called the G.A.A ( the Gaelic Athletic Association) or in Irish Cumann Lúthchleas Gael.

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rntt (catherinefitzgerald.staff3.ul.ie - 136.201.142.105)
Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2000 - 05:14 am:   Edit Post Print Post

For more detail on Iomáiníocht as Kay was talking about, see http://www.csn.ul.ie/~colm/hurling.html

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