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There really are some classics in the Laois GAA club player nicknames

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Laois GAA people are renowned nationally for their iconic nicknames.

From Cheddar to Picky to Wooly, the national media are often left ogling over our incredible ability to give people names that they weren’t christened with – and make them stick.

When Semaus ‘Cheddar’ Plunkett was manager of the Laois senior hurlers, he would routinely be described as being ‘cheesed off’ whenever Laois lost by some of the tabloids.

But what the national media don’t know is that for every Cheddar and Bruno, there are hundreds of other hilarious nicknames in Laois GAA.

Some clubs provide more than others – indeed, we could probably have done this list with just players from Crettyard, Stradbally and Ballylinan alone!

But we have taken a glance at all 43 clubs in the O’Moore County and come up with at least one player from each of them.

We disqualified any nickname which used bits of a player’s name, therefore ruling out the likes of John O’Louglin (Johnno), Colm Begley (Begs) and Conor Meredith (Merdo).

We’re sure to have left someone out so if we have, be sure to get in touch with us and let us know!

Annanough
Eggy – Ciarán Hennessy
Chops – James Miller

Abbeyleix
Stackie – Oisin Carroll
Gander – Eoin Reilly
Sheriff – Steven Reilly

Arles-Kilcruise
Digger – Kevin Meaney
Bundy – Alan McLaughlin
Fish – Dylan Waters
Squirrel – Cialann Mulhall

Arles-Killeen
Bam – Brian Kennedy
Beano – Brian McDonald
Spud – Seán O’Shea
Kinger – Donie and Paul Kingston

Ballinakill
Cha – Charles Dwyer

Ballyfin
Magic – Seán Moore

Ballylinan
Baler – John Kiely
Disco – Dermot Leonard
Psycho – Gary Walsh
Messi – James Redmond
China – Eric Kenna
Bubu – Brian Kenna
Bronson – Ciarán Farrell
Pman – Pauric McEvoy

Ballypickas
Dawh – Seán O’Dea
Nedved – Adrian McDonald

Ballyroan-Abbey
Tea bag – MJ Tierney

Barrowhouse
Bugsy – Brian Malone
Twinny – James Baldwin
Twinny – Andrew Baldwin

Borris-In-Ossory-Kilcotton
Butch – Brian Stapleton
Jungle Joe – Owen Drennan

Camross
Cricky – Joe Phelan

Castletown
Dribbler – Pat Phelan
Jockey – John O’Sullivan

Clonad
Lurch – Michael Kerr

Clonaslee-St Manman’s
Buster – Ger Dunne
Mouse – James Young
Teabags – Glenn McEvoy

Clough-Ballacolla
Picky – Stephen Maher

Colt
Gouleye – Brian Keegan
Taggy – Cian Moffet
Burgers – Owen Joyce
Taz – Kevin Farrell
Fonse – Colin Ryan

Courtwood
Frank – Niall Donoher

Crettyard
Bish – Cormac Phelan
Snowball – Patrick Reilly
Casper – Jason Dunne
Scones – Eoin O’Shea
Terrace – Pa Brennan
Buds – Cristóir Maher
The Ghost – Killian O’Shea
Eyeball – Paul Delaney
The Dub – Seán O’Shea

Emo
Chubby – Paul Lawlor
Stinky – Paul Kirwan

Graiguecullen
Dicey – Danny O’Reilly
Chops – Patrick Scully
Scuba – Stephen Alsybury
Shaq – Shane O’Neill

Kilcavan
Fresh – Derek O’Connell

Killeshin
Bon – Paschal Brennan
Cur – Mark O’Regan
Barrel – Evan Lowry
Fly – Paddy Doyle
Monkey – Gavin Deering
Zoolander – David Aston
Ducky – Adam Brennan

Kyle
Cucumber – Conor Quinlan

Mountmellick
BMan – Bernard Rochford

O’Dempsey’s
Hatch – Matthew Finlay
Clue – Thomas Finlay

Park-Ratheniska
Pulper – Brendan Delaney
Brillo – Liam Brennan

Portarlington
Hopper – Kevin McGrath
Squirty – David Murphy
Chilly – Jason Ward

Portlaoise
Bruno – Brian McCormack
Chi Chi – Adrian Kelly
Cheddar – Seamus Plunkett

Rathdowney-Errill
Giant – Jason Phelan
Fonsie – Liam O’Connell
Roddy – Ross King

Rosenallis
Daisy – Damien Gorman

Shanahoe
Italian Scallion – Timmy Carroll

Slieve Bloom
Smiler – Ben Conroy

Slieve Margy
Psycho – Gary Walsh

Spink
Gooch – Paul Simms

St Fintan’s Mountrath
Yugie – Michael Boyne
Socks – Patsy Sydes
Snakey – Michael Brown

St Joseph’s
Squeaks – Liam Kealy
Froggy – PJ Rowan
Crow – Conor Kealy

Stradbally
Magoo – Kieran Delaney
Butch – John Donohue
Deuce – Paul Begley
Small – Cormac Delaney
Rooney – Conor Delaney
Rat – Jamie Kavanagh
Barney – Darren Maher
Runt – Alan Delaney
Friggy – Damien Murphy
iTunes – Stephen Lawlor
Cookie – Justin Lalor

The Harps
Tucker – Tommy Kenna

The Heath
Noodle – Aidan Bergin
Ram – Eoin Delaney

The Rock
Sticky – Ciarán Carroll
Moses – Brian Conlon

Timahoe
Zigger – Eoin Culliton
Twisty Back – Mick Ramsbottom
Weasel – Joe Foyle

Trumera
Geek – John Connor
Baah – Paddy Callaghan

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