@IrishRugby has over quarter of a million followers on Twitter and Fifty Shades of Grey actor Jamie Dornan and TV child star Melissa Joan Hart of ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’ fame are among the verified celebrity followers keeping tabs on Irish rugby.
Followers of @IrishRugby include actors, pop stars, Olympians and a host of celebrities and politicians.
The first lady of Irish rugby, Amy Huberman (The Clinic, Threesome), remains a keen follower of @IrishRugby alongside her other hobbies of author, actress and hopscotch enthusiast.
Fellow thespians Donal Logue (Law & Order, Sons of Anarchy & Vikings) and Victoria Smurfit (The Beach, About a Boy) also feature on the list of verified ‘Twitterati’ following @irishrugby.
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay also follows @IrishRugby along with a host of Irish celebrities including Ronan Keating, Nicky Byrne, Keith Barry and Maia Dunphy.
An impressive group of sports stars from other disciplines are also following @IrishRugby such as Olympic medallist Sonia O’Sullivan, Paralympic gold medallist Michael McKillop, GAA and AFL star Tadhg Kennelly and Houston Texans defensive end, ‘The Megawatt’, JJ Watt.
Other well-known followers include Ben Kane, author of several best selling historical fiction books as well as author, SCT star and all-round great dad, Ross O’Carroll Kelly.
Interestingly, US Law enforcement officials are also following @IrishRugby with Captain Frank DiGiacomo, Commanding Officer of the 78th Precinct in Brooklyn, New York City, and Mike Brooks, a 26-year veteran of the Washington DC Police and a member of the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, also keen followers.
@IrishRugby is the official Twitter account of the Irish Rugby Football Union and is a news portal celebrating every aspect of rugby in Ireland.
@IrishRugby, which currently has over 274,000 followers, has experienced a 32% growth in followers over the past 12 months.