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Clare County Board Officials Really, Really Hate Online GAA Forums

Clare County Board Officials Really, Really Hate Online GAA Forums
By Conor Neville
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'There's been an awful lot written about us, so there has', is a way in which Davy Fitzgerald is fond of beginning interviews, but he's usually talking about what's said in the print media.

The Clare GAA hierarchy let rip at the online commentary that rages around the Clare team last night.

The now defunct 'An Fear Rua' took a pasting as did the recently established 'Clare hurlers forum'.


Non-Balls.ie reader, chairman Michael McDonagh, set the tone when he said:

Some people hide behind social media and say what they like. They are anonymous. I know nothing about it. I was never on a website or a computer in my life.

The Examiner's Colm O'Connor has some terrific quotes from the meeting, all of which can be read here.

We had a serious problem with An Fear Rua. That website, had supposedly Claremen castigating some of the Clare players for two years. It was so bad we had we to try and find out who they were to ask them to desist.

Fans of the Leinster Express's live-tweeting of the Laois may be alarmed to learn they took aim at the practice of live-tweeting of county conventions. We'd like to say we know this because the Clare People tweeted it at the time, but that would be untrue.

The print media didn't emerge unscathed. The Kildysart delegate John Meade offered some pithy feedback on the work of a couple unnamed reporters.

There are a couple of journalists in this county and what they have written about Clare GAA is absolute shite.

Read more: THIS Is How You Live Tweet A GAA County Convention


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