We pick out the top 20 tweeters to follow ahead of the new Airtricity League Premier Division.
LIMERICK FC’s return to the top flight of Irish club football coincides with the Twitter era.
To mark the occasion we’ve picked out the top 20 tweeters who will enhance your League of Ireland experience. Some of them are players, some are administrators, some are media men and some are supporters. All of them have plenty to offer and all of them are worthy of a follow.
Here’s our top 20. It’s worth remembering that, just like Limerick’s league position, they can fall as well as rise.
1. Extratime.ie - @extratimenews
Most extensive League of Ireland coverage on the planet – daily features, interviews and news stories.
2. Andrew Cunneen - @Cunneen92
Freelance football journalist and contributor to national and local publications. Covers Limerick; home and away.
3. Limerick FC @LimerickFCie
The Twitter account of the club – get all the news first via your social media timeline.
4. Shane Tracy - @Gumsy1108
While the origins of his Twitter handle remain a deep secret, Tracy tweets after most games – giving you an insight into the dressing room.
5. Rory Gaffney - @RoryGaffney_
Limerick’s main goal-scoring threat. You can chuckle at his many FIFA frustrations and pick up the odd tip for horses.
6. Stephen Bradley - @Brad_Stephen
Although none of us are tolerant of Dublin slang, Steve will do his best to accommodate your needs. Midfield dynamo.
7. John O’Sullivan - @johngosullivan
CEO of Limerick FC and NBA nerd. John will provide you with some decent information about the league that you might never have picked up.
8. Stephen Folan - @StephenFolan
A welcome addition to Twitter, Folan is a barrel of laughs. Expect the unexpected on his Twitter account.Towering centre half
9. Kieran O’Brien - @SportingLimk
The overlord of Sporting Limerick, Kieran is a passionate supporter of the Super Blues and will keep you up-to-date with anything sporting in Limerick.
10. LOI Stats - @LOIStats
Did you know that Glen Crowe once went to the toilet in Hesuton Station at 14:26 on a Tuesday? They did.
11. Owen Cowzer - @Ocowzer
The Irish Sun’s resident League of Ireland correspondent. Funny at times, insightful at times. Well worth a follow.
12. Shaun Kelly - @ShaunKelly89
Donegal native and frequent tweeter, although you may need to translate some of the Killybegs colloquialisms.
13. John Owens - @seidodge
A serial statician on all things League of Ireland, “Dodge” is the holy grail for LOI fans. The man knows almost everything.
14. Neil O’Riordan - @noriordan
Chief sports correspondent for the Irish Sun. Get your news while it’s still news. Reliable.
15. Kevin McDaid - @mariborkev
Most insightful League of Ireland fan around? Has a fantastic knowledge of the admin side of football in this country.
16. Paul O’Hehir - @paulohehir
Chief football correspondent for the Irish Daily Mail. Sarcasm and football. What more could you want?
17. Alan Smith - @alansmith90
A native of Cork – Alan is a League of Ireland specialist and provides all the news from Turners Cross.
18. Paul Buttner - @pbuttner
Football correspondent and all round nice guy. Buttner will well and truly keep you in the Irish footballing loop.
19. PFAI - @PFAIOfficial
Get the inside scoop about player/club relations with this players’ union Twitter feed. Often outspoken.
20. Kevin Kiely - @KevK37
One of the main voices of the Limerick FC fans on Twitter. Brutally honest post match opinions and remarkably optimistic pre-match expectations.