Tohill to talk to players about Twitter use

IRELAND International Rules manager Anthony Tohill has revealed he will talk to his players about using their Twitter accounts during the forthcoming series in Australia.

Tohill to talk to players about Twitter use

At least nine of the current 18-man panel have Twitter accounts and the Derry man will speak to the panel about the social networking website.

“What’s that?” laughed Tohill when he was asked if he hadan issue with his players using Twitter.

“Don’t worry, it’s in hand. It will be addressed.”

Vice-captain Ciaran McKeever is among the players who tweet as well as Armagh team-mate Steven McDonnell, Eoin Cadogan, Darran O’Sullivan and Michael Murphy. Earlier this year, the GAA had stated their plan to issue guidelines to players about the potential consequences of using their social network accounts such as Twitter and Facebook.

That preceded the outcry of Wexford footballers following their controversial All-Ireland qualifier defeat to Limerick in July as well as goalkeeper Anthony Masterson being forced to apologised for remarks made about referee Derek Fahy.

More in this section

Sport
Newsletter

Latest news from the world of sport, along with the best in opinion from our outstanding team of sports writers

Sign up

HOME DELIVERY SERVICE

Have the Irish Examiner delivered to your door. No delivery charge. Just pay the cover price.