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:
3,672 Irish Tweets
Dublin’s Pride 2019 parade took place on Saturday, June 29th. Festivities started at O’Connell Street and ended at a free outdoor event on Merrion Square. People tweeted photos and videos from the event.
— yasmin???????? (@g0thspit) June 29, 2019
#Minsk2019 and #TeamIreland
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From June 21st to 30th, the Dinamo Stadium at Minsk, Belarus hosted the Minsk 2019 European Games. This is the second year celebrating the European games, the first year was in 2015 in Baku, Azerbaijan. Fans showed support for Ireland’s athletes on Twitter.
Another great read from the @irishexaminer on Sam and Chloe Magee making it into the semi finals at the European Games and securing at least a bronze medal for Ireland ???????? ????#TeamIreland #Minsk2019https://t.co/qeM1Z7nQU7
— Badminton Ireland (@irishbadminton) June 28, 2019
— Fighter.ie (@fighter_ie) June 28, 2019
3,687 Irish Tweets
Velo-City 2019 was held in Dublin from June 25th to 28th. The conference focuses on bicycle infrastructure, innovations, and safety. Those in attendance shared content from the event on Twitter.
— Green-Schools (@GreenSchoolsIre) June 25, 2019
#LoveIsland; Danny, Yewande & Arabella
39,490 Irish Tweets
Reality TV show Love Island has been a popular topic on social media yet again this past week. Viewers took to Twitter to discuss the shows contestants.
— Jasmin (@ItsJasminHere) June 24, 2019
Just thinking Danny described Yewande to a T and then picked Arabella, clearly had Yewande at heart but Arabella in his head #loveisland
— Leagh???????? (@itsleaghh) June 24, 2019
#LeinsterFinal and Croke Park
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Electric Ireland Leinster GAA Hurling Minor Championship final took place at Croke Park this past weekend. Wexford won the match against Kilkenny. Fans shared their opinions about the match on Twitter.
— Matt Arrowsmith (@arrowsm) June 23, 2019
‘I’ll take the f**king head off you if I f**king see you near the dressing room again' … One question led to Andy McEntee's angry confrontations with our reporter in the wake of Meath's Leinster Final defeat to Dublin in Croke Park on Sunday. https://t.co/VETXW9v9rZ pic.twitter.com/T1v90wUEZr
— Meath Chronicle (@meathchronicle) June 25, 2019
This coincided with the anniversary of U2’s The Joshua Tree Tour which played at Croker on June 27th, 1987. Fans took to Twitter to reminisce about the concert.
June 27th 1987https://t.co/EoiOP8j60u
— Valerie (@U2Partygirl5) June 27, 2019
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Féile 2019 tournaments were held across Connacht from June 28th to 30th. Fans took to Twitter to show support for the participating teams.
I wish the very best of luck to both of our @LondainGAA Feile boys teams traveling to Connacht this weekend. The amount of work these lads put in is phenomenal! #WeBuildOurOwn #Feile2019 pic.twitter.com/oPvOpPMGYC
— Gavin Watchorn (@thewatchornlad) June 27, 2019
South @LondainGAA brave #Feile2019 effort ends in Div 1 final defeat to @KCrokesGAAClub of Dublin by 6-2 to 3-2 – that after the Londoners had trailed by 16 points at H-T @BPCGAA @ConnachtGAA @HSukgaa @DulwichHarps @TowersLondon @ThomasMcCurtain ???????? pic.twitter.com/Kd7dcuXpvL
— the Irish World (@theirishworld) June 30, 2019
1,207 Irish Tweets
A heatwave hit Europe last week due to a blast of hot air from the Sahara desert. Ireland didn’t feel the extreme of the heatwave but still had a chance to enjoy the warm weather. People shared on Twitter how they were enjoying the weather.
— Girlytheborderterrier (@Mygirlyborder) June 29, 2019
— Robbie Music ???????????????????????????????? (@Robbiedmusic) June 28, 2019
13,506 Irish Tweets
Manchester United fans have been taking to Twitter to share their opinions of the Glazer family. The Glazer’s have had ownership of the premier league club for 16 years and are unpopular amongst fans.
— Red_Devil (@ReDevil_UTD) June 24, 2019
— A D A M ???? (@UnitedObsessed) June 27, 2019
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New Castle United manager, Rafael Benitez, left the club upon the expiration of his contract on June 30th. Rafael has spent three years in charge of St James’ Park. People shared their opinions on Twitter.
Sad departure of Rafa Benítez says everything about Newcastle’s woes https://t.co/2Fou5yT4ta
— Trevor O' Sullivan (@elvisrockysly) June 25, 2019
Rafa leaving Newcastle. They might regret that..
— Alan (@AlanLFC11) June 24, 2019
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