How Tweet it was for the Cats!

IT WAS ANOTHER All-Ireland final, so why not another round of tweets from hurling’s big day? Here’s the pick of the bunch as supporters, scribblers and sports stars took to Twitter as Kilkenny bagged their 34th All-Ireland title.

IT WAS ANOTHER All-Ireland final, so why not another round of tweets from hurling’s big day? Here’s the pick of the bunch as supporters, scribblers and sports stars took to Twitter as Kilkenny bagged their 34th All-Ireland title.

The Build-up

Just another All-Ireland Sunday, as you do! #gwanthecats #kilkenny

Aine Gannon (@aine_gannon) on the now almost annual pilgrimage to Croker in September.

Rumours are suggesting that Joe Canning’s hamstring is not 100%. He will start. A half-fit JC is still the best player on the pitch #gaa

SportsNews Ireland (@SportsNewsIRE) picks their contender for player of the game before throw-in…

Ha forgetting a certain King? Canning top class, but Sheff showed the last day, and for the last decade, who’s boss...

… but AA Roadwatch reporter (and Kilkenny fan) Derek Ryan (@derekryan) is quick to remind them who else is on the field…

Expect Kilkenny will win today. Too much at stake. Failing to beat a team at the third time of asking in three months would be damaging #GAA2012

Irish Examiner reporter John Fogarty (@JohnFogartyIrl) nails his colours to the mast.

Love the aul Carlow people getting involved shouting for Galway even though they work in KK :)

David Grincell (@grinny88) has some words of comfort for the neighbours

I’m going for Kilkenny today by +8 I think they’ll be too strong for Galway! #allirelandfinal

Having tipped the Cats on the first day Irish soccer international David Meyler (@DavidMeyler) reaffirms his original prediction - which almost came to pass second time round.

WBA and Kilkenny double would be the dream scenario #dreamscancometrue

Former Republic of Ireland goalkeeper and West Bromwich Albion coach Dean Kiely (@deankiely40) stays true to his Piltown roots. He only got half his wish - West Brom drew 1-1 with Aston Villa on Sunday.

3.40pm - This time six months ago I became a mammy... Think I’m nearly as nervous now! #Kilkenny

Is RTE’s Evanne Ni Chuilinn (@EvanneNiC) anxiously expecting another delivery?

That man Walter

Who the hell is Walter Walsh? A rugby-loving giant apparently...

Newstalk’s Ger Gilroy @gergilroy) asks the question which was probably doing the rounds on Friday after Walsh’s selection in the starting team.

The GAA people in Tullogher and Rosbercon in Kilkenny must be so proud this morning heading to Croker and one of their lads starting...

RTE’s South-Eastern correspondent Damien Tiernan (@damienrte) sums up the mood in South Kilkenny.

...Proud doesn’t even begin to describe it!

Fine Gael TD - and committee member of the Tullogher-Rosbercon club - John Paul Phelan (@JPPhelan) confirms it!

He reached the ripe old age of eight during the year @shefflinhenry played his first senior game for #Kilkenny!

Brian Nolan (@BrianNolan1974) on how young Kilkenny’s new full-forward is - not that it stopped it him bagging 1-3 and the Man of the Match award.

Great day for Tullogher hurling. First man ever to play senior All-Ireland for Kilkenny and what a day to it! C’mon the cats!

Local athlete Austin Lee (@austinmjlee) has words of praise for his neighbour.

I predict the chap wearing 14 will win MOTM, tall chap, early 20’s, eye for goal... #GAA

Blowincat @blowincat) looks into the crystal ball well before the Man of the Match winner is announced - wonder if he put a few quid on it?

Turning the screw

Croke Park 58min - Every Kilkenny forward has scored from play, no Galway forward yet scored a point from play... 1-19 to 2-8

Irish Examiner GAA reporter Diarmuid O’Flynn (@ballyhea14) gives a stat which makes from grim reading for Westerners.

Walter Walsh gets a goal! Following up after a shot by TJ Reid - he has 1-3 from play now. Kilkenny 2-19 Galway 2-8

But it gets worse, as RTE GAA (@RTEgaa) showed.

Blow it up ref!

Three-quarters of the way in, Today FM reporter Nathan Murphy (@nathanmurf) says what every Galway supporter is probably thinking.

Galway should bring on Joe Canning.

Cheeky tweet from Waterford United player and Cat native Peter Higgins (@peterhiggins8).

Joe Canning scored 1-5 in first half the last day, cleaned a defender like JJ. So Galway move him out the field for second half and the replay

Former Laois footballer and Newstalk pundit Colm Parkinson (@Woolberto) wonders why Galway stifled their main threat.

Captain’s Cup

Eoin Larkin gets his Leaving Cert and lifts the All-Ireland in the same year. 2012 has been good to him #gaa

Reporter Shane Stapleton (@shanesaint) marks a busy year for the Cats captain.

One great Villageman - Kilkenny All-Ireland senior hurling champions 2012

The James Stephens GAA club (@VillageGAA) praise their captain.

Sporting supporters

Kilkenny are some ruthless team when they get a lead... #Nine4KingHenry

Irish rugby international Fergus McFadden (@fergmcfadden) crosses sporting fields to hail the Cats

Kilkenny must be one of the greatest teams ever in any sport!! Galway are young and it’s not the end of that team by any means!

Dublin footballer Bernard Brogan (@bernardbrogan) has praise for the winners and words of consolation for the Tribesmen.

Well done the Cats should have put my house on them. Great game hard luck Galway.

Irish soccer legend Paul McGrath (@Paulmcgrath5) reckons he missed out on a good bet…

Congratulations Kilkenny on a remarkable win today #kinghenry #prideoftheprovince

European rugby champions Leinster (@leinsterrugby) share the praise for the Cats.

All Ireland final was amazing. Kilkenny were amazing hard luck Galway! Was a class match!

Olympic bronze medallist Paddy Barnes (@paddyb_ireland) loved his time in Croker.

Welcome home Liam! #Kilkenny #KingHenry #winning

Kilkenny’s international swimmer Shani Stallard (@ShaniStallard) swaps the pool for some praise in the ’Park.

We actually can’t win this match by enough!!! Eeasssssassy :) hon the cats!! Ye should’ve listened!!

Irish Olympic boxing team captain Darren O’Neill (@DarrenONeil) shows his delight at Kilkenny’s win - and tells the three people out there who didn’t know he was a Cat!

Super Cats! #Bandwagontweet

Wexford Youths soccer player Deano Broaders (@DeanoBroaders) is now a fully paid-up hurling fanatic!

Number Nine

All Hail Henry - incredible tally of nine All-Ireland medals. He’s a one-off.

TV3 reporter Sinead Kissane (@sineadkissane) is one of many to praise Shefflin.

An incredible nine All-Ireland medals for Henry Shefflin - most mortals would settle for one!

Gaelic Life (@gaelic_life) sums it up perfectly.

You gotta love Shefflin, 33 and probably the hungriest player on pitch. Nine All-Irelands and going for 11 All-Stars #KingHenry #Legend

Dublin footballer Tomas Quinn (@mossyquinn) leads the tributes to the King

Congratulations to Henry Shefflin on his ninth All-Ireland win, the club is very proud of you!

Ballyhale Shamrocks (@BallyhaleGAA) are so proud of one of their own.

Everyday we’re #Shefflin #kilkenny

Aoife James (@Aoife_T) gives last year’s theme tune another spin.

Cats might have nine lives but some Cats have nine medals

Gerry Kelly (@VideoGaaGaa) tells it like it is…

A special word also to Noel Hickey, who won his ninth All-Ireland medal today as well.

The GAA (@officialgaa) doesn’t forget to laud another record-maker.

King Henry the IX. That is all. Not forgetting Noel Hickey ;-)

Nicely put by Susan Cullen (@susankilkenny).

Wise words

For half-time entertainment The Stunning are playing Brewing Up A Storm. Are they singing about Kilkenny?

Kilkenny People sports editor John Knox (@johnknoxkk) finds a black and amber tinge to the half-time act’s choice of song.

Níor loisc seanchat é féin riamh: An old cat never yet burned itself. #GAA2012 #proverb

Dinneen’s Dictionary (@AnDuinnineach) with some old words that rang true on Sunday.

There can’t be many teams who score seven goals in a championship season against the All-Ireland champions and still don’t dethrone them. #gaa

Interesting stat from reporter Gavan Reilly (@gavreilly) gives Galway something to chew on over the Winter.

Brian Cody’s Kilkenny have beaten teams from seven different counties in the All Ireland finals. #gaa

A gem from HurlingFacts (@HurlingFacts).

The dream...

No-one else can do it, so it’s Cavan’s job now to knock Kilkenny off their perch... #10years #Believe #futureisblue #journey

If seven other counties can’t do it, reckon Cavan Hurling (@CavanHurling) why not them?

And finally... Ryde on!

“Don’t know what to do, celebrate Kilkenny’s win or watch Ryder Cup. Sorted, watch Ryder Cup, it only happens every 2 years.

Fenians GAA Club (@Fenians68) takes a break from annual duties!

European Ryder team need Brian Cody FAST.

John Cleere (@cleerethinking) reckons Jose Maria Olazabel might have to look over his shoulder soon enough…

List compiled by @TrevorSpillane. Remember, you can follow the Kilkenny People on Twitter - @KKPeopleSport or @KKPeopleNews