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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Most Memorable Match series: Victory over Dublin in 2002 was the greatest feeling of them all: Armagh's Stevie McDonnell

Most Memorable Match series: Victory over Dublin in 2002 was the greatest feeling of them all: Armagh's Stevie McDonnell

GAA Football
MY MOST MEMORABLE MATCH: Stevie McDonnell (Armagh) in conversation with Brendan Crossan Sunday September 1 2002: All-Ireland Senior Football Championship semi-final; Dublin 1-13 Armagh 1-14 “During my career I was lucky to play in so many big Championship games but my most memorable match was undoubtedly the All-Ireland semi-final against Dublin in 2002.
Gerard O'Kane celebrates the Field of Dreams and his youth in Glenullin

Gerard O'Kane celebrates the Field of Dreams and his youth in Glenullin

GAA Football
GERARD O’Kane doesn’t know when he’ll see his fiancée again and is bracing himself for a postponement of his wedding – but it didn’t stop the former Derry footballer revisiting his youth by breathing new life into the ‘field of dreams’, otherwise known as his back garden.

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