BRENDAN CROSSAN

BRENDAN CROSSAN

SPORTS REPORTER

Brendan Crossan has worked in the Irish News sports department since 1999. He started out as a placement student and somehow bluffed his way into a staff position a year later.

A Belfast native, his sporting interests include soccer, boxing and gaelic games. He writes The Boot Room sports column every Friday.

Highlights of his career are interviewing boxing legend Tommy Hearns and covering the 2002 World Cup finals and Euro 2012 as the newspaper's Republic of Ireland correspondent.


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Cliftonville can upset Europa League opponents FK Haugesund: Conor McMenamin

Cliftonville can upset Europa League opponents FK Haugesund: Conor McMenamin

Football/Soccer
UEFA Europa League First Qualifying Round second leg: FK Haugesund v Cliftonville (tonight, Haugesund Stadion, 6pm) CLIFTONVILLE midfielder Conor McMenamin believes there is still plenty of life left in the club’s Europa League adventure despite trailing Norwegian outfit FK Haugesund 1-0 ahead of tonight’s second leg clash.
Kilkenny's early second half scoring spree topples Cork to set up Limerick semi-final

Kilkenny's early second half scoring spree topples Cork to set up Limerick semi-final

Hurling and camogie
All-Ireland Senior Hurling quarter-final: Kilkenny 2-27 Cork 3-18 AFTER falling short in their respective provincial Championships this summer both Kilkenny and Cork were placed in rehab – with the Cats emerging the fitter and healthier of the two to set up an intriguing All-Ireland semi-final joust with defending champions Limerick in 12 days’ time.

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