hurler on the ditch

(redirected from hurlers)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.
Like this video? Subscribe to our free daily email and get a new idiom video every day!

hurler on the ditch

A person who offers unsolicited criticism or advice about something in which they are not an active participant. Taken from the sport of hurling, a player of which is a hurler. Primarily heard in Ireland. All these people condemning the political process from social media, many of whom I'm sure don't vote, are just hurlers on the ditch in my opinion.
See also: ditch, on
References in periodicals archive ?
The game is simple; a hurler can scoop the ball on his stick and carry it the length of the field.
ANTRIM hurlers face a battle to hold on to their Ulster title and make waves in the All-Ireland series.
I think the expectation that comes with Hurler of the Year, and Young Hurler of the Year, it's an expectation so I think sometimes things can become ingrained in people's minds and attitudes, they say almost in advance, 'I wonder how the weight of Hurler of the Year' will feel.
Last summer the hurlers were beaten by Clare in the quarter-finals while the footballers were whipped by today's opponents Kerry in the quarter-final.
It was great to sit back and watch the hurlers win their title.
Former Cork dual player Denis Walsh managed Waterford footballers before taking over the Rebel hurlers in 2009.
A lot of the footballers and hurlers would be friends.
BAT'S THE WAY TV3 stars and Dublin hurlers dress up as superheroes
It's great to see the Kilcormac development taking place, great to see Shane Lowry getting involved and all the ex-Offaly hurlers to raise money.
Dublin hurler Shane Durkin is the association's most beautiful man while Westmeath's Paddy Holloway and Cork's Eoin Cadogan finished 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Brian Cuthbert's footballers were first to exit the Championship when they went down to a shock defeat to Kildare on Saturday night and yesterday Jimmy Barry Murphy's hurlers followed suit.
Revered as one of the greatest hurlers of all time, Doyle won six All-Irelands on what is considered to be Tipperary's best ever side between 1958 and 1971, lifting the Liam MacCarthy Cup as captain in 1962 and '65.
But Meyler insists that they still produce the finest calibre of natural hurlers, albeit they may be lacking in other areas.