BALLINDERRY Shamrocks are still the minor football club kings of Ulster. At wet, cold and windy Shaw’s Road in Belfast yesterday they retained the Green Gate Ulster MFC title with an impressive 2-7 to 1-4 victory over Tyrone champions Eglish St Patrick's. In so doing they have equalled the feat of Donegal club Killybegs who had back to back wins in 1984 and '85.
IT’S stupidly early when the alarm goes on my phone on a Saturday morning in December. Although it’s not quite the night before Christmas in my house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. I roll out of bed and glance through a gap in the curtains. It’s still dark outside. I can see a thick layer of frost covering the street. Nothing moves. It is as if the ice has trapped everything in suspended animation. I walk through to my young daughter’s room, rubbing sleep out of my eyes as I go.
"I'M just waiting here for the boy down the road to come to fix ma telly." We are sitting in a cafe in Tarbert, the tiny fishing village that sits right at the top of the Kintyre peninsula in Argyll, listening to two wee old ladies chatting over cups of tea. Through the cafe windows we can see a number of colourful boats dotted around the small harbour.
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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".