garryowen

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

After the Irish Garryowen Football Club.

Noun[edit]

garryowen (plural garryowens)

  1. (rugby union) A high short punt onto or behind the defending team.
    • 2011, Tom Fordyce, Rugby World Cup 2011: England 12-19 France [1]
      England had an early opportunity with a line-out deep in French territory after a clever grubber from Foden only for Lionel Nallet to burgle back possession, and they then tore into France again as Alexis Palisson was smashed backwards after taking a garryowen and Manu Tuilagi thundered into Morgan Parra.