SocialGAA.com tracks tweets from various GAA streams throughout the country, both official and unofficial. Users can quickly dip into conversations from any county by using the menu at the top.
In some cases, we track tweets from pitches around the country. If you would like your pitch added, we need the longitude and latitude of your ground. This can be got from google maps. The geocoding of pitches is an ongoing project.
We hope to continously add features to SocialGAA...
In beta right now is our Dashboard. This enables you to drag GAA streams side by side and follow rival counties at the same time. Dueling streams so to speak. The streams update automatically and refreshing of the page is not required. If you cannot get to a game, it's not on TV, it's not on local radio, this can be an alternative way to follow the game - provided there's some good soul at the game with the willingness to tweet updates. It's becoming more popular by the day from both supporters and official county boards...
If you have a Twitter account, you can also tweet directly from this site using the TweetBox in the right hand column. In many cases they are pre-populated with the county address (eg - @sligogaa or hashtag #gaa). These can be removed, as can the @socialgaa address. But your tweets have a better chance of been seen if you include the relevant twitter handles.
All tweets are from outside sources - fed into SocialGAA via Twitter's API. We are not responsible for the content of these tweets. And to be honest not every tweet is fit for family viewing. Our goal is smart aggregation and to make this information more accessible to the GAA supporter. There is no substitute to attending GAA matches - nothing can ever beat roaring from the sidelines - but twitter has become a very good source to keep up with the news. Even if social media annoys the hell out of you, it is a great source for GAA news and the goal of SocialGAA is to be a destination to make that news more easily accessible.
The site is completely ad free and t-shirt free and not a money making scheme. Our players are amateur and give their arms and legs for their clubs and county without any monetary reward. That's the beauty of the GAA. We believe any type of supporter sites or web sites revolving around the GAA should equally respect the amateur ethos of the organisation and not try to make a quick buck off the players' backs. As such this site is purely informational.