How twitter helped Stevie
FORMER Armagh footballer Stevie McDonnell admits that social media has helped him further his blossoming career in the media.
With well over 10,000 followers, the Killeavy ace is one of the most high profile GAA tweeters, and he has now an online vehicle his express his opinions further in the form of his Point Taken column on the GAA website as well as doing punditry work for BBC Northern Ireland. He spoke to the Gaelic Life an hour before he was to take part in an interactive question and answer on the GAA’s official Twitter account.
“It (using social media) has helped,” said McDonnell, who famously announced his inter-county retirement on Twitter back in April. “I actually had my Twitter account set up ages ago but left it inactive for about a year and a half.
“John Fogarty from the Irish Examiner was interviewing me and he said I should look into getting back into it. I did, and I have found it very addictive.
“I’d use it there for tweeting stuff from Servisource Recruitment in Dundalk where I work about jobs that GAA people might be interested in.”
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