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Essential Follows: Here are 50 other sports personalities to follow on Twitter
Aside from GAA, rugby and soccer, here are the athletes and sports journalists we recommend following.
Paul KimmageAnyone with an interest in sports journalism needs to follow Kimmage for his illuminating and thought-provoking tweets.
David WalshThe 2012 Sports Journalist of the Year needs little introduction.
Lance ArmstrongYes, he may be a disgraced former cyclist, but that doesn't mean he isn't fascinating to follow.
Nicholas RocheThe best Irish cyclist in the world currently, and not afraid of a controversial tweet either.
Usain BoltThe self-proclaimed "most naturally gifted athlete in the world," Bolt talks the talk as well as backing it up, clearly.
Rory McIlroyPossibly the greatest athlete in the history of Irish sport, why wouldn't you follow him?
Malachy ClerkinA wonderful writer, Clerkin is worth following for his excellent articles (which he frequently links to) alone.
Caroline WozniackiAnd of course, you can't follow McIlroy without also following Wozniacki - his girlfriend and a fine tennis player in her own right.
Michael McKillopMcKillop produced an incredible performance at the Paralympics for Ireland - prove you're not a fair-weather fan and continue to keep up with his post-London 2012 progress.
Jason SmythLike McKillop, Smyth was a credit to Ireland at the Paralympics, and even narrowly missed out on qualification for the Olympics.
Serena WilliamsWilliams' tweets are wonderfully random but never less than entertaining.
Martyn ZieglerThe AP reporter is consistently reliable and great for breaking news.
Ian PriorThe Guardian Sports Editor has a clear and eclectic knowledge on a variety of sports.
David BondFor a regular supply of fascinating facts and figures, follow the BBC Sport editor.
Barney RonayGreat to follow not just for his sporting knowledge, but for his wonderfully idiosyncratic humour.
Bernard DunneMost people will know about Dunne from his intelligent punditry for RTE, but his tweets are equally incisive.
David GillickThe Irish athlete is inherently honest and incapable of spouting the cliches that some athletes tend to spout.
Ailis McSweeneyThe some-time Score.ie columnist evidently knows athletics inside out.
Scott EvansAny self-respecting badminton fan needs to follow Scott Evans.
Andy LeeA clear authority on Irish boxing, and a theatre fan (see above) to boot, somewhat surprisingly. Hence, Lee is far from your average stereotypical boxer.
John Joe NevinArguably the most promising young Irish boxer, following John Joe Nevin is imperative for anyone with even a passing interest in the sport.
Derval O'RourkeAnother fine Irish athlete, whose tweets are consistently entertaining and informative, irrespective of whether she is discussing athletics, puppies or some other random subject.
Ciarán ó LionáirdCiarán ó Lionáird gave a frank interview to RTE following his disappointing Olympics, and his Twitter account is similarly straightforward.
Ian Poulter'Fun' isn't a word you'd always associate with golfers, but Ian Poulter fits the description.
Luke Donald344,482 followers and counting can't be wrong, can they?
Graeme McDowellMcDowell is undoubtedly one of the greatest Irish golfers ever, and thankfully, his Twitter account reveals him to be refreshingly humble.
Barry MurphyWant to know more about Irish swimming? Right this way.
Michael PhelpsOfficially the greatest Olympian of all time, follow Phelps to gain an insight into the mind of one of the greatest athletes ever.
Ryan LochtePhelps' US teammate Lochte is almost as talented and equally as interesting to follow.
Peter KingSports Illustrated's senior NFL writer unsurprsingly knows his stuff when it comes to American Football.
Bill SimmonsFor those interested in American sports, Bill Simmons is second to none.
Jonathan CoatesThe Irish Daily Mail Sports News has a versatile and informed knowledge of sports, with a keen eye on an Irish angle.
Brian CantyThe Irish Examiner sub-editor is a devoted sports nerd in the best possible fashion, judging by his tweets.
Mark CavendishFor a detailed insight into the intense life of a pro cyclist, Cavendish is your man.
Richard MooreWittier and more thoughtful than at least 99% of the sports journalists out there.
Scott DougalDougal is as fine a cycling journalist as you're likely to come across.
James DartThe Guardian's Sports Web editor is particular excellent in his use of various social media, unsurprisingly.
Floyd MayweatherSo long as you can bare people who refer to themselves in the third person, Mayweather is well worth a follow.
Paddy BarnesForgetting all the other perfectly good reasons to follow him, Barnes is worth it alone for the hilarious pics he tweets.
Jessie BarrThe Irish 400m hurdler is also a Psychology graduate, and thus, tends to make some interesting observations.
Slava MalamudFor those who like their tweeters direct and idiosyncratic, Slava Malamud is worth a follow.
Sam MonsonNot just any American Football analyst, Monson is an Irish-based one.
Al BurkeIf you're a college football nerd, you'll have a lot in common with Al Burke.
Alan ShipnuckFor golf aficionados, Sports Illustrated writer Alan Shipnuck is worth a follow.
Kevin MitchellThe Guardian's go-to man for most things boxing and tennis-related.
Owen GibsonThe Guardian chief sports correspondent puts his experience to good use on Twitter.
Sporting IntelligenceConsistently informative and forensic in his/its analysis.
Kieran BehanWhy wouldn't you follow Kieran Behan on the back of his incredible year?
Brian FlanaganThe Irish Daily Star Deputy Sports Editor is particularly knowledgeable when it comes to horse racing.
Mark PollockYou will come across few tweeters more inspirational than Mark Pollock - a motivational speaker, adventure athlete & author.
Who have we forgotten? Let us know in the comments section below.
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