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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Republic of Ireland terrible in Tblisi

Republic of Ireland terrible in Tblisi

Sport
World Cup 2018 Qualifying Group D: Georgia 1 Republic of Ireland 1 THERE have been more than a few ropey performances during Martin O’Neill’s reign as Republic of Ireland manager – but Saturday night’s abject display in Tbilisi eclipsed everything by some distance.
Jonathan Walters still believes in Republic of Ireland

Jonathan Walters still believes in Republic of Ireland

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JONATHAN Walters admitted the Republic of Ireland players “didn’t lay a glove” on World Cup Group D opponents Georgia after Saturday night’s disappointing 1-1 draw – but remains optimistic of topping the group after tomorrow night’s showdown with Serbia.

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