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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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Jimmy McAlinden: A Belfast Celtic great, FA Cup winner and a true giant and gentleman of the game

Jimmy McAlinden: A Belfast Celtic great, FA Cup winner and a true giant and gentleman of the game

Football/Soccer
The late Jimmy McAlinden was arguably one of the best players to ever have played for the famous Belfast Celtic and a true gentleman of the game. In this fascinating feature, first published in The Irish News on July 7 2004, Brendan Crossan retraces the steps McAlinden took to become one of the outstanding players of his generation...

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