MJ Tierney Vs The Sunday Game

MJ Tierney Vs The Sunday Game
By Donny Mahoney
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Laois player MJ Tierney went public with his 'disillusionment' for not making the Laois squad for Sunday's beatdown at the hands of Dublin via Twitter, and now finds himself mired in an odd social media storm. Des Cahill, a follower of Tierney decided to read the tweet out on air during The Sunday Game, which pissed-off Tierney to no end. A very angry Tierney sounded off on the whole affair in the Irish Examiner today.:

"The reality of it is that’s my private life," said Tierney. "I know Twitter is a public forum but you need to follow me to read my tweets and Des Cahill follows me.

"Why bother bringing it up? They were making something out of nothing. It says more about the quality of The Sunday Game that they have to talk about a tweet by me.

"That’s the stupidest part of it. Obviously, they haven’t much to be talking about and that’s the truth of it.

"It wasn’t a dig at management. A lot of people have taken it that way but that is not the case.

"I was disappointed. I felt I had played reasonably well in the league and not to be in the five subs that came on was disappointing.

"I put the message up when I was listening to music on the way home from the match. I also put it on Facebook and there wasn’t half as much said about it but that’s because Facebook is private.

"Somebody wrote in a newspaper that players should follow the GAA guidelines for the social media but we would have to be paid for that to happen.

"Conor asked me why it was strange I hadn’t started and I told him my point of view.

"I respect the manager’s position. He had a reason for making that decision and had we won it would have looked even better.

"On the way to the game I had people phoning me that I had been dropped off the panel.

"I put them right and told (them) it was false but again after the game I was getting phone calls asking me had I been dropped but that’s not true.

"The message was what it was. I thought I would have got on. I’m GAA to the core. I love playing. I love training. I love Laois. I live, breath and sleep GAA."

What a brave new world we have entered. While we doubt The Sunday Game's social media aptitude, Tierney is highly-naive if he thinks that something tweeted does not exist wholly in the public domain.

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