Friday 21 July 2017

Dundalk on the up on pitch and social media as interest grows

Since we last updated the Social Media League Table there have been some very interesting developments
Since we last updated the Social Media League Table there have been some very interesting developments

Since we last updated the Social Media League Table there have been some very interesting developments.

Many clubs have grown their social media recently as their teams at adult and underage levels moved into the business end of their seasons.

Interest in Dundalk RFC has steadily grown during the season as they captured both the Leinster League and Senior Cup titles and that has given them a 20pc increase in both their Facebook likes and Twitter followers.

But the two clubs that have led the way in recent months when it comes to increasing their audiences are Suttonians and Seapoint.

Since February, Seapoint have increased their Twitter followers by a staggering 247pc. At the last count they had 543 followers and that has now grown to 1,882.

Suttonians have increased their Facebook likes from 1,706 to 2,295 and that big jump has helped Suttonians to climb into fourth place on the leader board for Facebook, right on the heels of Terenure who have 2,553.

The big head turner, though, sees Ashbourne bumped into second place (3,681) by Athboy, who hadn't previously been included as they were a 'friend' page rather and a 'like' page, but their recent conversion and 5,167 likes sees them top the charts.

In Twitterland, Clontarf have become the first club to break the 4,000 mark and they have stretched their lead on 4,079, with Terenure in second place on 2,960. St Mary's lie in third place on 2,763 with UCD jumping to fourth on 2,512.

If any clubs are interested in finding ways to grow their own social media or looking for information that might help potential new PR committee members for next season, please feel free to contact Elma at elma.beirne@leinsterrugby.ie

Irish Independent

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