Clubs rely on social media these days for build up to games, in terms of communicating their team announcements, fixtures, results and club events. Engage with fans –before during and after the game. London Olympics named “socialympics”; showcased the importance of social media in a modern sporting arena, allowing members of the public to send messages of support directly, to follow progress, updates and results and to enable the athletes to connect directly with viewers and supporters.
Top European clubs have understood the potential benefits of promoting their stars’ presence on social media websites. Personal brands have been understood as fundamental weapons to leverage a club’s brand. Digital-Football.com
Triathlon is one of the fastest growing sports in the country according to the latest Triathlon Ireland figures, which show a 20% increase in membership numbers in 2012 to 7,340. Membership numbers have increased over 800% since 2005. In just five years, the number of sanctioned events and clubs across the country has grown from 74 events and 24 clubs in 2007, to 168 events and 71 clubs in 2012. ***Mixture of social media platforms created in 2010 has given rise to countrywide support and participation.