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Twitter no place to whine - Dillon

John Fallon

Published 21/06/2011 | 05:00

Mayo captain Alan Dillon thinks that Twitter is not the place for GAA players to air their grievances.

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Dillon, who is a frequent user of the social medium, thinks that players should keep their negative opinions to themselves and that tweets should be mainly positive.

"I suppose you have to be cautious at times and I am not sure if it is the right thing to do to be publicising if you have any grievances.

"Mostly it should be positivity that you should be presenting to the public and not airing any disputes or negativity," said the Ballintubber attacker, who added that players needed to realise that the public and media have direct access to tweets.

But despite all the controversy surrounding comments from Laois forward MJ Tierney and Meath's Brian Farrell, Dillon isn't put off chatting online and he intends keeping his followers informed.

"It is just another social media and it is probably the way the 21st century is going. I have no problem with Twitter," he said.

"Initially I got on it through college, but it has taken on a life of its own now at this stage. But I do enjoy the craic; the people I follow are highly entertaining at times and you learn a lot of information on it," he added.

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