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

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23rd January 2020

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

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: -

  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. Finn Bálor/Fergal Devitt - @FinnBalor

    Verified

    - Professional Wrestler, AKA Prince Devitt, previously @wwebalor


  6. Brian O'Driscoll - @BrianODriscoll

    Verified

    - ex Ireland Rugby Team


  7. Irish Rugby - @IrishRugby

    Verified

    Fake Accounts: 12% | Inactive Accounts: 48%

  8. Graeme McDowell - @Graeme_McDowell

    Verified

    - Northern Irish pro golfer


  9. Carl Frampton - @realcframpton

    Verified

    - Professional Boxer


  10. Tommy Bowe - @TommyBowe

    Verified

    - Professional Rugby Player, previously @TommyBowe14


  11. Ronan O Gara - @RonanOGara10

    Verified

    - Rugby Player


  12. The GAA - @officialGAA

    Verified

    Fake Accounts: 16% | Inactive Accounts: 63%

  13. Shay Given - @No1shaygiven

    Verified

    - Soccer Goalkeeper


  14. Paul O'Connell - @Paul_OConnell

    Verified

    - Rugby Player


  15. Rob Kearney - @KearneyRob

    Verified

    - Professional Rugby Player


  16. Arseblog - @arseblog

    - Arsenal Blogger, account owned by @andrewmanganVO


  17. Cian Healy - @ProperChurch

    Verified

    - Rugby Player


  18. Jamie Heaslip - @JamieHeaslip

    Verified

    - Rugby Player


  19. Leinster Rugby - @LeinsterRugby

    Verified
  20. FAI - @FAIreland

    Verified
  21. munsterrugby - @Munsterrugby

    Verified

    - Official Munster account


  22. Sean O'Brien - @SeanOBrien1987

    Verified

    - Rugby Player


  23. Cricket Ireland - @Irelandcricket

    Verified
  24. Shane Lowry - @ShaneLowryGolf

    Verified

    - Irish professional golfer


  25. Katie Taylor - @KatieTaylor

    Verified
  26. Paul McGrath - @Paulmcgrath5

    Verified

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


  27. Barry McGuigan - @ClonesCyclone

    Verified

    - Retired professional boxer


  28. Conor Murray - @ConorMurray_9

    Verified

    - Rugby Player. Account not found April 2019.


  29. Michael Conlan - @mickconlan11

    Verified
  30. Rory Best - @RoryBest2

    Verified

    - Former International Rugby Player for Ireland and Ulster


  31. Séamus Coleman - @seamiecoleman23

    Verified

    - Soccer Player


  32. Off The Ball - @offtheball

    Verified
  33. Bernard Brogan - @bernardbrogan

    - Dublin Senior Footballer


  34. Stephen Ferris - @StephenFerris6

    Verified

    - Retired Rugby Player


  35. Paddy Barnes - @paddyb_ireland

    Verified

    - 2 times Olympic Bronze medalist


  36. SportsJOE.ie - @SportsJOEdotie

    Verified
  37. RTÉ Sport - @rtesport

    Verified
  38. Andrew Trimble - @andrew_trimble

    Verified

    - Rugby Player


  39. Matthew Macklin - @mattmacklin

    Verified

    - Professional Boxer


  40. Kevin Kilbane - @kdkilbane77

    Verified

    - Former Professional Soccer Player: Ireland's third most capped player of all time


  41. Balls.ie - @ballsdotie

    Verified
  42. Official Irish FA - @OfficialIrishFA

    Verified

    - Governing Body for Soccer in Northern Ireland


  43. Connacht Rugby - @connachtrugby

    Verified
  44. Andy Lee - @andyleeboxing

    Verified

    - Professional Boxer


  45. Ian Madigan - @Ian_madigan

    Verified
  46. Second Captains - @SecondCaptains

    Verified

    - RTE2 show


  47. The42.ie - @The42_ie

    Verified
  48. eir Sport - @eirSport

    Verified

    - Previously @SetantaSports


  49. Croke Park - @crokepark

    Verified
  50. Gary Spike O'Sullivan - @spike_osullivan

    Verified

    - Professional Boxer


As usual, please do let me know in the comments 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!

Dorcas RĂ©amonn

Hi, I'm Dorcas. I make websites. I lecture in Digital Marketing and related stuff in the UCD Smurfit School, and also work with the UCD Innovation Academy. I love education, learning and all things creative, which could cover anything from coding to filmography to dancing! I take photos (personal Insta @dorcasz). I do consultancy. I do talks. I've written popular books on WordPress (available here and and here. Visit my personal site here.

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