Guide to Kerry Art of Yerra
The yerra-yerra’s have begun already this week in the media. This is the Kerry system for playing themselves down and making excuses for defeats. The phrase is normally accompanied by a a quick upward jolt of the head followed by a shoulder shrug feigning the concession of defeat.
Yerra, sure look he was only having a look inschide his mouth
because he tawt he schaw schomething schtrange. Yerra, there was nawtin' in it.
You know, the usual aul Kerry clap trap about fellas being injured and ’yerra, sure a bit off form’ and ‘yerra, sure look the back door might suit us anyway’ and ‘yerra, Cork are at home so the ref will probably favour them so we’ll have to work a lot harder’.
It is widely believed that all Kerry players, coaches and pundits are required to take a diploma in yerra’ing before being allowed to represent their county in the media.
Corkonians should ignore it. It’s only the usual Kerry bluster- the typical pre-emptive excuse-making for defeats that you get from people outside Cork.
|It's yerra time|
SPOT A YERRA
1. Yerra, yerra sure twas only a light aul punch and yerra, sure look on another day he might not have been sent off.
2. Yerra, Daragh Ó Sé was a very physical player but a very nice fella and I’m sure he didn’t mean most of what he did.
3. Yerra sure, Tadgh Kennelly was only testing his elbow and it caught Nicholas Murphy’s head.
4. Ah yerra Dublin got a lot of soft frees in the final.
5. Ulster teams don’t have a hex on us at all, yerra look, Kerry had a few off-days.
|An entire book writen in the Yerra language|
For more extensive reading/education see the sterling work put in by some PROC users:
Ofeeshul 2012 Kerry Bellyaching and Yerra Yerra Thread
Yerra Yerra Yerra Thread