Wednesday 20 September 2017

Ladies Football: Think before tweet-- Quill

LADIES Gaelic Football Association president Pat Quill has warned the game's top stars to think before they tweet.

Quill has noted the storm that erupted last week when a number of top inter-county players used Twitter to voice their anger about big-match referees and some suggested the draw for the latest round of All-Ireland SFC qualifiers was rigged.

The latter comments drew an angry response from GAA president Liam O'Neill, who warned that repeat 'offences' would not be tolerated.

And as the LGFA (Ladies Gaelic Football Association) looks ahead to a new championship season, Quill has advised players to be "very careful" about what they post on Twitter.

Quill said: "It's about discipline -- keep your mouth shut and be very careful what you put down. You'd certainly never run down an opposition team. And I'd ask players this: would they like some of the things that crop up to be said about them? Treat others as you would like to be treated."

Quill believes that if players are aggrieved by incidents during a game, they should keep their powder dry for at least 24 hours before airing views.

Quill was speaking yesterday at the launch of the 2012 TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Championships, where the broadcaster announced a three-year extension of their deal.

Irish Independent

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