The Very Best Sporting Tweets Of 2014

The Very Best Sporting Tweets Of 2014
By Conor O'Leary Updated

Social Media is going from strength to strength in recent years. It's a fantastic medium for instant reactions, celebrity feuds and interactions and everything in between. Here is 2014 as told by twitter

Best Tweets Of 2014

Most people though the standing ovation was for O'Driscoll's last game in Lansdowne Road for Ireland. Fergus McFadden sets us straight:

A week later, the nation was mourning the end of an icon:

Gary Lineker had a mixed year on twitter, but this was by a distance his funniest tweet, regarding the swift nature of the manager merry-go-round in the Premier League.

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2014 will not go down as the time GAA was shown on Sky, but rather, how the British reacted to GAA being shown on sky:

Sylvain Distin responded to twitter trolls with the cruellest of reminders to Liverpool fans:

While Gary Neville gained a reputation for his brilliant analysis, it was clear his brother was not having the same luck:

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Then there was that time Eamonn Dunphy swore on live TV:

Or when Rory decided he wanted to persue his Olympic dream with Ireland:

The British were extremely confused about the rules of football:

Something happened in the World Cup that people were talking about for a while...

But USA Soccer Guy was the star of the World Cup:

Some wanted to clarify what to call Mezut Ozil's goal against Algeria

While James Rodriguez attracted anything and everything to him with his brilliant displays:

Liverpool folk hero Titi Camara had the greatest 24 hours on twitter anyone could have ever hoped for:

The Germans decided that Brazil were having a little too much fun hosting the World Cup:

Although this World Cup record was broken:

Conor McGregor had some 2014, including a big win in Dublin:

How could anyone forget the awesome display from the Irish women against New Zealand?

Some tweets just speak for themselves...

What do you think of that Joe Brolly?

Team Europe were kind enough to remind Rory McIlroy of his faux pas in the last Ryder Cup.

John O'Shea was Ireland's hero against the World Champions:

Cian Healy demonstrated that he's always up to date on current affairs:

https://twitter.com/ProperChurch/status/522534971991670784

We were treated to a majestic social media display from the Barbarians:

https://twitter.com/Barbarian_FC/status/528575054838530048

And an even better commentary display from NBC when the All Blacks rumbled into Chicago.

https://twitter.com/daveo_irl/status/528640577957793793

Eamon Dunphy didn't go with the Orinicco flow:

https://twitter.com/garywalsh/status/533359411239329792

And Ireland's friendly with the USA saw the return of a World Cup hero:

https://twitter.com/usasoccerguy/status/534823234412482560

And the All Blacks hit out at Richie McCaw haters with this greatest rugby nerd pun of all time:

https://twitter.com/AllBlacks/status/535068143157141504

There were some sombre moments though, with Philip Hughes' passing showing how twitter can be a respectful and wonderful place.

https://twitter.com/Squizabilly/status/537844339389382658

While Ireland also said goodbye to one of our heroes.

https://twitter.com/TomMcGurk/status/538308828966948864

While Ciaran Lenehan's tweet was the best of the Irish Water protest...

https://twitter.com/CiaranLen/status/542722661856858112

Some say Rory McIlroy was unfairly beaten in the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award, especially when you consider Hamilton'sΒ performance in the SPL:

https://twitter.com/grahamruthven/status/544258786903752704

See Also:

7 Of The Best Twitter Battles Of 2014
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