Time: future, but the character speaks as if it were now
I've Googled under "Irish rugby union discussions", "Irish rugby union talk", "rugby talk Ireland", and "rugby language Ireland" and checked out the Wikipedia entries for rugby union and the European Cup, but I haven't found what I'm looking for. I'm trying to figure out how an Irish man of working-class stock would say certain things in a casual conversation with a person he doesn't know who's sitting beside him in a pub. This is all dialogue.
How would he say that one team was playing at another? Would he say "Leinster's at Edinburgh"?
If he was describing the events of a previous game, could he say, "...and the beating they took from the Perpignan side last week"?
Would he call a season a "season" or a "year"? And would he say "Sportsman X has had a hell of a year/season?" And would he say "a hell of a" in those specific words?
And if he wanted the bartender to turn on the television, would he tell him "the European Cup's on"? If not, what words would he specifically use? (The bartender is not Irish.)
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