IN THE EARLY naughties, the emergence of Armagh and Tyrone started a trend of inter-county players hitting the weights to bulk-up and add size to their frames. As the GAA shifts more towards speed and agility over size, players are changing their bodies to keep pace. It means that county footballers and hurlers are prioritising lean muscle and power over bulk and size.
HENRY SHEFFLIN HAS admitted his appointment as joint-manager of Ballyhale Shamrocks signals the end of his playing career. The 10-time All-Ireland winner was confirmed this week as manager of his native club, alongside his brother Tommy, who managed Carrickshock to the All-Ireland intermediate club title in March. Shefflin retired from Kilkenny duty at the beginning of the 2015 season, but continued to hurl with Ballyhale until injuries eventually took their toll.
ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONS Conor Cooney and James McCarthy picked up more silverware today as they were named Leinster players of the year in hurling and football respectively. Both Cooney and McCarthy were awarded with Pearse Medals for their exploits during this year’s provincial championships. Dublin collected a seventh straight title while Galway won their second Leinster crown.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".