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NEW! Top 40 Irish Sports Accounts including @BeckyLynchWWE @wwebalor @katietaylor #TwitterVIPs

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23rd April 2015

4th April 2017

Previously we had the the Top 100 Personal Accounts, and the Top 100 Brands Accounts - and now for the Top 40 (in terms of follower-count) Irish Sports Accounts: -

NEW! Top 40 Irish Sports Accounts including @BeckyLynchWWE @wwebalor @katietaylor #TwitterVIPs
  1. Conor McGregor - @TheNotoriousMMA

    Verified

    - UFC World Champion


  2. Stephen Farrelly - @wwesheamus

    Verified

    - AKA Sheamus AKA Celtic Warrior AKA King Sheamus AKA Sheamus O'Shaunessy


    Fake Accounts: 20% | Inactive Accounts: 41%

  3. Rory McIlroy - @McIlroyRory

    Verified

    - Northern Irish Golfer


    Fake Accounts: 11% | Inactive Accounts: 49%

  4. Becky Lynch - @BeckyLynchWWE

    Verified

    - WWE


  5. Brian O'Driscoll - @BrianODriscoll

    Verified

    - ex Ireland Rugby Team


  6. Finn Bálor/Fergal Devitt - @FinnBalor

    Verified

    - Professional Wrestler, AKA Prince Devitt, previously @wwebalor


  7. Graeme McDowell - @Graeme_McDowell

    Verified

    - Northern Irish pro golfer


  8. Irish Rugby - @IrishRugby

    Verified

    Fake Accounts: 12% | Inactive Accounts: 48%

  9. Tommy Bowe - @TommyBowe14

    Verified

    - Professional Rugby Player


  10. Ronan O Gara - @RonanOGara10

    Verified

    - Rugby Player


  11. Carl Frampton - @realcframpton

    Verified

    - Professional Boxer


  12. Shay Given - @No1shaygiven

    Verified

    - Soccer Goalkeeper


  13. Rob Kearney - @KearneyRob

    Verified

    - Professional Rugby Player


  14. Paul O'Connell - @Paul_OConnell

    Verified

    - Rugby Player


  15. The GAA - @officialGAA

    Verified

    Fake Accounts: 16% | Inactive Accounts: 63%

  16. Cian Healy - @ProperChurch

    Verified

    - Rugby Player


  17. Arseblog - @arseblog

    - Arsenal Blogger, account owned by @andrewmanganVO


  18. Jamie Heaslip - @JamieHeaslip

    Verified

    - Rugby Player


  19. Leinster Rugby - @LeinsterRugby

    Verified
  20. Sean O'Brien - @SeanOBrien1987

    Verified

    - Rugby Player


  21. FAI - @FAIreland

    Verified
  22. Barry McGuigan - @ClonesCyclone

    Verified

    - Retired professional boxer


  23. Bench Warmers - @BeWarmers

    Verified
  24. Conor Murray - @ConorMurray_9

    Verified

    - Rugby Player


  25. Paul McGrath - @Paulmcgrath5

    Verified

    - Ex-Ireland soccer player. Ireland's sweetheart.


  26. Shane Lowry - @ShaneLowryGolf

    Verified

    - Irish professional golfer


  27. Séamus Coleman - @seamiecoleman23

    Verified

    - Soccer Player


  28. Cricket Ireland - @Irelandcricket

    Verified
  29. Rory Best - @RoryBest2

    Verified

    - Rugby Player


  30. Stephen Ferris - @StephenFerris6

    Verified

    - Retired Rugby Player


  31. Andrew Trimble - @andrew_trimble

    Verified

    - Rugby Player


  32. Paddy Barnes - @paddyb_ireland

    Verified

    - 2 times Olympic Bronze medalist


  33. Katie Taylor - @KatieTaylor

    Verified
  34. Gary Spike O'Sullivan - @spike_osullivan

    Verified

    - Professional Boxer


  35. Bernard Brogan - @bernardbrogan

    - Dublin Senior Footballer


  36. Padraig Harrington - @padraig_h

    Verified

    - Irish professional golfer


  37. SportsJOE.ie - @SportsJOEdotie

    Verified
  38. Matthew Macklin - @mattmacklin

    Verified

    - Professional Boxer


  39. Andy Lee - @andyleeboxing

    Verified

    - Professional Boxer


  40. Official Irish FA - @OfficialIrishFA

    Verified

    - Governing Body for Soccer in Northern Ireland


As usual, please do let me know in the commments or anywhere, (like Twitter ) if you have any feedback or whatever!

Massive thanks to Joe O'Neill AKA Joe_90 for letting me know FOUR people who should be on this list!

- Let me know if you want a breakdown of other categories!

Hi, I'm Dorcas. I make websites. I lecture in Digital Marketing and related in the UCD Smurfit School. I do consultancy. I do talks. I've written a book on WordPress (available here).

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