Social media is changing the way people watch their sport.
Following what people are saying (and thinking) adds to experience of following the big games. Nowadays we can get instant reaction from media and supporters alike as well as the views from players after the match. Players tweeting in the immediate aftermath of big championship matches is becoming more and more common.
With that in mind here’s the top 30 Twitter accounts (in no particular order) to follow the Munster Hurling Final between Limerick and Cork.
@JeromeSport – Jerome O’Connell
The Leader’s GAA correspondent will be tweeting updates and insights from Sunday’s action.
@LimGAATracker – Limerick GAA Tracker
The best place for score by score reaction on Twitter to the big match.
@LimerickCLG – Limerick GAA
Official page for Limerick GAA. Should have great pictures and reaction should we get a positive result.
@reidymeister – David Reidy
The Athlacca man spent the League campaign on the panel but has been struggling with injury in recent times. Is sure to be tweeting his support to the team.
@gavinom6 – Gavin O’Mahony
Kilmallock man O’Mahony has been a permanent fixture in the Limerick team for the last few years. Worth a follow – especially if Limerick win.
@dowlerzap – Shane Dowling
Sharpshooter Dowling is another player who we hope to read celebratory tweets from around 6pm on Sunday.
@tellytobin – Seanie Tobin
Corner forward and car salesman has over 2,000 followers on the social media website. A good performance on Sunday could see this number rise!
@AnthonyNash6 – Antony Nash
His tally of 14,000 followers dwarfs that of any of the Limerick players. Recently tweeted a selfie with Pro Golfer Matt Fitzpatrick at the Irish Open.
@henrymartin1 – Henry Martin
Author of a number of Limerick GAA books, Henry is sure to have strong opinions on Sunday’s proceedings.
@crawfordjonny – John Crawford
One of the county’s most serial tweeters with over 20,000 140 character posts to date. Most tweets are sport related, a big number of GAA tweets as well.
@gergilroy – Ger Gilroy
Newstalk’s Gilroy tweets regularly and is sure to give his 24,000 followers regular updates and analysis from the action in Cork.
@DevOfficerLKGAA – Liam O’Sullivan
When not manning the Limerick GAA Tracker, O’Sullivan gives regular updates on all Limerick teams including the Camogie and Ladies Football.
@DecHannon – Declan Hannon
Hannon was quick to tweet his delight after the semi-final victory over Tipperary. Here’s hoping for something similar Sunday evening.
@olmorfs – Ollie Moran
Moran talked to the Leader this week about Limerick’s famous 2001 win Pairc Ui Chaoimh. He’ll be hoping the class of ‘14 can repeat the trick.
@backpagebrian – Brian McDonnell
Former Leader Sport editor McDonnell is sure to be keeping a close eye on Sunday’s game. Tweets about stuff other than sport as well.
@shanedoole - Shane Dooley
The Offaly hurler is a class act on the field and on Twitter he’s not afraid to make his views known either
@OfficialCorkGAA – Official Cork GAA
They are the enemy on Sunday but it will be interesting to get a different perspective. Good feed to follow club fixtures Lee-side also.
@MartinKiely1 – Martin Kiely
The Leader columnist and occasional RTE commentator will be watching Sunday’s game with keen interest. His reaction can be seen in this paper next Thursday.
@johnfogartyirl - John Fogarty
Fogarty is one of the top GAA journalists on Twitter. Will always come up with something worth talking about
@LimCamogie – Limerick Camogie
The girls are having a great season and are sure to be cheering on the lads this weekend. Worth a follow as they look to progress through the Camogie championship.
@CKSPORTLEADER - Colm Kinsella
Better known as the Leader’s rugby man, Colm will be on duty in Pairc ui Chaoimh for the minor match. Well worth a follow too.
@BrenCummins1 – Brendan Cummins
The five-time All-Star goalkeeper from Tipperary will be tweeting out to over 3,000 followers. Worth a follow as he tweets about multiple sports.
@frank_sunday – Stephen Lavin
The former Limerick footballer is good tweeter whose views are often irreverent and interesting. Often expresses his views on all things GAA so well worth a follow.
@Daithi_Breen – David Breen
An unused sub against Tipp but a vital panel member for a number of years. One more who will be worth a follow if the result is positive.
@Malachycolin - Colin Ryan
The Pallasgreen man is one of the Limerick minors stars and is a good Tweeter too. Another who we’re hoping will be in good mood come Sunday evening
@SportingLimk – Kieran O’Brien
Mr Sporting Limerick, Kieran is good to follow for all sports fans in the city and county.
@laherne95 – Liam Aherne
Aherne won’t be in the Live95 FM commentary box but is sure to be following the game and add to the experience of following the big match on social media.
@paudie8 – Paudie O’Brien
Defender Paudie is the last county player on the list. As with the others, his account could be very interesting come Sunday night.
@LawlorDamian – Damian Lawlor
The Sunday Indo and Sky Sports man will be keenly followed by fans throughout the country. It will be interesting to get his take on proceedings.
@RTEgaa – RTE GAA
The state broadcaster will be keeping tweeters in touch with how the action is going. Will also match a link to a match report shortly after the game.
@TheSundayGame – The Sunday Game
The place to watch the game in the afternoon and, if the result is right, watch the highlights again that night. Good account which often takes followers behind the scenes at their studios.