What’s trending on Twitter this week in Ireland?
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This week several topics are trending on Twitter in Ireland. These include:
9,231 Irish Tweets (of 745,142 globally)
Liverpool FC signed Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker from Roma FC for £65 million. The six-year contract shattered the world record transfer fee for a goalkeeper. Liverpool fans took their excitement to Twitter.
Done deal ✅
Liverpool agree fee for Roma for goalkeeper Alisson. This is a signing Liverpool badly needed as they look to get in the mix for trophies in the new season https://t.co/jAnsDTscin #LFC pic.twitter.com/BpjyjFar5j
— Kevin Palmer (@RealKevinPalmer) July 18, 2018
If Liverpool manage to sign Fekir and Alisson, that is an absolutely unbelievable transfer window, definitely the best in my lifetime.
— Ciarán Stafford (@CiaranStaff95) July 17, 2018
2. #TheOpen and #Carnoustie
5,306 Irish Tweets (of 317,147 globally)
The 147th Open began on July 15th in Carnoustie, Scotland. Despite Tiger Woods outstanding performance on Saturday, Francesco Molinari won the Open, becoming the first Italian to win a major. Golf fans took their excitement for the tournament to Twitter.
— Rob Cross (@RobCross247) July 22, 2018
— donalcronin (@donalcronin) July 22, 2018
2,235 Irish Tweets (of 1,171,009 globally)
San Diego Comic Con began July 19th at the San Diego Convention Center. Comic Con brings comic creators, sci-fi and fantasy authors, producers, writers, creators and more from all aspects of popular arts together with their fans for a fun and candid discussion. Irish Comic Con fans were tweeting their excitement for the event.
— Melissa ???????? (@Caramelon25) July 20, 2018
Marvel announced a new X-Men series. No creative team, no characters, no creative direction, just a logo and an adjective. So, basically just another relaunch/renumbering. #SDCC pic.twitter.com/eumUlacl2t
— Patrick Guaschino (@Pat_JG) July 22, 2018
1,443 Irish Tweets (of 2,155 globally)
Galway International Arts Festival began July 16th and will conclude on July 29th. The annual festival celebrates a range of art forms, including dance, theatre, street spectacle, visual arts and more. Attendees shared their thoughts and snaps of the festival on Twitter.
Galway is the place to be this summer, never seen the town as busy amazing buzz around for the Arts ???? festival , Wishing all a great week. #GIAF18 #WildAtlanticWay #Ireland #Galway #travelphotography #wanderlust pic.twitter.com/1MedTbWJXg
— Peter Skelton (@pskeltonphoto) July 16, 2018
— Rachel Dubber (@racheldubber) July 21, 2018
— Barry Houlihan (@stagedreaction) July 18, 2018
1,867 Irish Tweets (of 78,125 globally)
The Rugby World Cup Seven’s took place at AT&T Park in San Francisco from July 20th to July 22nd. The Ireland Men’s team defeated Australia in the Challenge Cup and the Women’s team defeated England 19-14. Fans took their excitement for the games to Twitter.
— Hannah Tyrrell (@HannahTyrrell21) July 20, 2018
Cracking result for the men's sevens at #RWC7s Challenge final won 24-17 against the Aussies. Both of our sevens teams making serious inroads now. ????
— Kino (@RugbyKino) July 22, 2018
— Garrett Tubridy (@gtubridy) July 20, 2018
689 Irish Tweets (of 50,108 globally)
Who Is America, from comedian Sacha Baron Cohen came back to air July 15th. The seven-episode series explores the diverse individuals who populate the United States of America. People took their thoughts on the show to Twitter.
#WhoIsAmerica this is comic genius. Uncomfortable to watch but what a message.
— Eoin Murphy (@eoinmurphy22) July 16, 2018
#WhoIsAmerica has left me speechless. Switching dramatically from hysterically funny to insanely terrifying – I’m without speech.
— Brian Foley (@tvBrian) July 16, 2018
635 Irish Tweets (of 5,763 globally)
The annual Farm Safety Week took place from July 16th to July 20th. Its purpose is to demonstrate safe practices and to raise awareness of farming’s high injury and fatality rate.
— Dr Kirstie McAdoo (@kirstiemcadoo) July 20, 2018
Big thank you to @KerLeonard for talking about her childhood accident in our latest video for @TheHSA such an inspiring woman! Great to see story on @thejournal_ie @AgrilandIreland @farmersjournal @Independent_ie & Huge engagement on social #FarmSafetyWeek https://t.co/IdY2BKljZr
— Sarah Sheeran (@sarah_indiepics) July 19, 2018
439 Irish Tweets
Dublin’s win over Tyrone at Healy Park secured their place in the All-Ireland Semi Finals. Fans took their reaction to the game to Twitter.
Around 30 J1s in an Irish bar watching the Dublin/Tyrone match this morning.
A joyous random Dublin man leaves at the full time whistle only to return with 30 packets of cheese and onion Tayto with a simple sentence… Up the Dubs!
Huge respect to that man. #TYRvDUB
— Seán O'Regan (@SeanOR95) July 21, 2018
— Dave O'Grady (@DaveOGrady1) July 21, 2018
221 Irish Tweets
Field hockey teams from around Europe gathered in Cork July 16th to July 21st to compete in the U16 Six Nations International tournament. Thirty matches were played at University College Cork by both U16 Girls and U16 Boys teams.
— Jimmy Culnane (@jculnane) July 16, 2018
— Irish Hockey (@irishhockey) July 15, 2018
208 Irish Tweets
An Abbey Theatre production, Come on Home, debuted on July 13th. The play follows a son who returns home to Ireland after years of exile in London. He reunites with his two brothers as his family gathers to wake their departed mother.
#ComeOnHome is a Proper Play, scarrifying and hilarious in equal measure. @McMahonPhilly has wrought something wonderful and given some of our best a chance to show what they can do. See it!https://t.co/FXXu11ksY4
— Jonathan White (@liffeystynx) July 17, 2018
Went to see #ComeOnHome last night at @AbbeyTheatre with my Mam & we both loved it. Really touched a nerve for us both, her remembering an uncle who had left the priesthood and been shunned by his family & me because I was a gay son watching it with my proud, sound, loving mammy.
— Cormac Cashman (@CormacCashman) July 17, 2018
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