Olé! as hurlers head to Mexico

It will be new territory for Kilkenny’s senior hurlers and management as they venture to Cancún, Mexico in a few weeks’ time for their annual team holiday, so we’ve put together a small guide to help them out with the local language.

It will be new territory for Kilkenny’s senior hurlers and management as they venture to Cancún, Mexico in a few weeks’ time for their annual team holiday, so we’ve put together a small guide to help them out with the local language.

With some assistance from local business Spanglish Kilkenny, here is a phrase book they might find useful on their travels on the Yucatán Peninsula.

Estos cuates irlandeses y yo andamos en bola (ES-tohs QWAH-tays eer-lan-DAY-says ee jo ahn-DAH-mos in BO-la): Those Irish lads and I are in a group

Deme un caballito de tequila (DAY-may un cah-bah-YEE-to day tequila): Please give me a shot of tequila

¡Tengo una cruda terrible! (TAYN-go OON-a KRU-dah ter-REE-blay): I have a terrible hangover!

¿A cómo lo da? (ah KOH-mo loh dah): How much is it?

¿A como es la dejada? (ah KOH-mo es la day-HA-dah): How much is it for the taxi?

¡Aguas, aguas! (AH-gwahs AH-gwahs): Watch out!

Hagame una balona (AH-gah-may OON-a bah-LOH-nah): Do me a favour

¿Estudias o trabajas? (ess-TOO-dee-ahs oh tra-BAH-has): Are you a student or are you in a job? (A cheesy pick-up line)

¿En tu casa o en la mía? (en TOO CAH-sah oh en la MEE-ah): Your place or mine?

¿A qué hora abre la piscina? (ah KAY OR-a AH-bray la pe-SEEN-ah): What time does the pool open?

Me pone una taza de té (may POH-nay OON-a TAH-zah day tay): I’ll have a cup of tea

¿Dónde está el baño? (DOHN-day es-TAH el BAHN-yo): Where is the toilet?

¿Dónde están los baños de hielo? (DOHN-day es-TAHN los BAN-yos DAY ee-AY-loh): Where are the ice baths?

¿Tiene Smithwick’s de barril? (tee-EN-ay Smithwick’s day ba-REEL): Do you have Smithwick’s on tap?

¿Se puede ver el Partido del domingo? (say PWAY-day behr el pahr-TEE-doh dehl doh-MEEN-goh): Is it possible to watch The Sunday Game?

And now all that’s left to say is ... ¡Buen viaje! – Have a great holiday!