Some of the best Irish sporting tweets of 2013
We take a look at some of the top Irish sporting tweets of the past 12 months.
Gibson not caught in a Trap
@D_gibson4: On a more positive note, good day all round 2day! Knee feels good, training went well and.........
Darron Gibson wasn’t overly upset with the news that Giovanni Trapattoni was no longer the Irish manager.
@RossSupporters: In after match celebrations a #Roscommon #gaa supporter dropped a good jumper on the pitch in Tullamore today. Roscommon County Secretary has it
While Roscommon supporters were in high spirits after defeating Kildare in the All-Ireland Minor quarter-final, one supporter lost their jumper in the ensuing celebrations. Thankfully the purple jumper was later returned to its rightful owner.
Walters wise to keyboard warriors
@Jon_Walters_: Before I start Yes penalty record isn't the best, Yes I scored 2 own goals missed a pen and managed to kick the ball in my own face.....all in the same game and Yes I have a large amount of grey hair so don't bore me telling me all this.
Irish international Jon Walters was acutely aware of the pitfalls of joining Twitter a few months ago. The social media platform is a haven for abuse, especially for those in the public eye, so the Stoke City player decided to get his retaliation in first.
Shane O’Donnell expecting a busy winter
@town hurler: @Ruby_Walsh any chance of a lend of a saddle for the winter #jockeying
After his three goal haul in the All-Ireland Final, Clare’s Shane O’Donnell became a star overnight. The 19 year-old received widespread acclaim for his exploits on the pitch, but team-mate Podge Collins took his phone and sent the above tweet in light of his new found female attention.
Prophetic Owen Garvan
@garvalution: I’ll be here longer than he will…trust me
After playing 32 times during Crystal Palace’s promotion campaign of 2012/13, Dubliner Owen Garvan has found himself frozen out of first team affairs this season. While he didn’t mention Ian Holloway by name, the indication was he was referring to his manager. If he was, the midfielder was proven correct when Holloway left the club a month later, though Garvan has still not had a look in.
Offaly legend had his eye on more than the hurling qualifiers
Kilkenny and Tipperary were drawn together for the most high profile hurling qualifier since the back-door was introduced and most observers could choose little between the two. When former Offaly player and manager Joe Dooley was asked who he fancied, he went a little off topic.
Down but not out
@BrianODriscoll: Obviously totally gutted at being left out for deciding Test but all efforts go into preparing the boys to see it through. #seaofred
A heartbroken, yet philosophical Brian O’Driscoll shows his support for his team-mates ahead of the third and decisive Lions Test.
Can somebody help out Pat?
@wicklowgaa: If anyone happened to bring a spare microphone to Aughrim, can you drop it over to Pat.
If ever a tweet summed up the GAA, then this one sent from Wicklow GAA would be hard to beat. The tweet was sent during the county final between Rathnew and Baltinglass as the post-match ceremonies were being formalised.