DARRAGH O SÉ once stated there are two key factors to retaining an All-Ireland title. The first was self-explanatory – you must have the right players in the 25-32 age bracket. The second, he said, is you need a jolt somewhere along the way to keep things fresh and get the hunger going again flowing. O Sé used the example of Kerry’s double a decade ago when Jack O’Connor departed after leading them to the 2006 All-Ireland.
THIS WEEKEND, FOR a third straight year, Westmeath take on the might of Dublin in the Leinster senior football championship. The Lake County were on the receiving end of 15 and 13-point defeats in 2016 and 2015 respectively, but they did remain competitive with Dublin up until half-time in both games. The third quarter proved decisive for the Dubs as they clicked through the gears and made a break for home, blowing Tom Cribbin’s side out of the water after half-time.
When Europe went to war a hundred years ago this summer, all the nations involved loudly claimed to see God’s hand in the struggle. To varying degrees, all governments spoke the language of crusade and holy war, martyrdom and sacrifice. All portrayed their enemies as quite literal servants of the Devil, of Antichrist. Even at the time, such language attracted plenty of cynics. As one 1920 poem mocked,God this, God that, and God the other thing. “Good God!” said God, “I’ve got my work cut out!
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".