Thomas Hawkins

Thomas Hawkins

SPORTS EDITOR

Thomas has contributed to the success of The Irish News sports section for many years through his roles as the paper's amateur boxing correspondent, freelance and staff sub-editing duties.

Took over the Sports Editor post in August 2000 and has successfully overseen the growth of the sports section and many changes to both format, design and content.

He has assisted in the smooth transition of The Irish News from a traditional broadsheet newspaper, through the introduction of the condensed Berliner-style paper to the present-day, popular compact format. He has led an award-winning reporting and sub-editing team during this time and is now looking ahead with confidence to developing the sports section even further.

In conjunction with The Irish News online / digital team and using the very latest media technology, he aims to highlight and promote the depth and quality of the sports section.
In so doing, Thomas and his sports desk team will play an integral role in helping to create a whole new generation of readers, and add an exciting chapter into the rich history of the success of The Irish News.


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Performa Sports Ulster Allstar Team 2019

Performa Sports Ulster Allstar Team 2019

GAA Football
2019 served up another competitive Ulster Senior Football Championship with 17 goals and 285 points, intriguing tactical battles, more emerging young talent and Cavan reaching their first provincial decider in 18 years.    

Thomas Hawkins's Twitter

  1. Stephanie Meadow wins World Invitational at Galgorm Castle irishnews.com/sport/golf/201…

  2. Who do you think shone the brightest on the pitch during the Championship? 🌟✨🌟 VOTE NOW for your Irish News Ulstertwitter.com/i/web/status/1…5g

  3. Home truths from Liam Sheedy transform Tipperary's 'Bubbles' from substitute to All-Ireland winner irishnews.com/sport/hurlinga…

  4. About to discuss where next for Tyrone following Stephen O'Neill's exit #GAA facebook.com/IrishNewsLtd/v…

  5. Did you rush to the shop this morning to collect TOKEN No.1? I know I did 😁 Who wouldn’t want to win PREMIUM All-I…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…N

  6. Live now #GAA facebook.com/IrishNewsLtd/v…

  7. All-Ireland SHC final - all the analysis from Tipperary v Kilkenny irishnews.com/sport/hurlinga…

  8. Paralympian Kelly Gallagher supports wheelchair hurling - story via @irishnewssport irishnews.com/sport/hurlinga…

  9. Tyrone boss Mickey Harte loses another back-room boy as Stephen O'Neill goes irishnews.com/sport/gaafootb…

  10. Tops off as Tipp slay Cats by 14 points to regain the Liam MacCarthy Cup irishnews.com/sport/hurlinga…

  11. Home truths from Liam Sheedy transform Tipperary's 'Bubbles' from substitute to All-Ireland winner irishnews.com/sport/hurlinga…

  12. Tyrone boss Mickey Harte loses another back-room boy as Stephen O'Neill goes irishnews.com/sport/gaafootb…

  13. Liam Sheedy delighted to bring Tipperary back to the promised land with Cats caning irishnews.com/sport/hurlinga…

  14. All-Ireland SHC final - all the analysis from Tipperary v Kilkenny irishnews.com/sport/hurlinga…

  15. How the Kilkenny players rated irishnews.com/sport/gaafootb…

  16. Great to see @StephMeadow20 win at the weekend - flashback to Stephanie Meadow's 20x20 vision as she sets sights on… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  17. All-Ireland SHC final - how victorious Tipperary rated irishnews.com/sport/hurlinga…

  18. Tipperary take command after Hogan feels full force of the law irishnews.com/sport/gaafootb…

  19. In today's Irish News daily paper: There was plenty of drama in the #NIFL as Crues oust Cliftonville at Solitude,… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  20. In today's Irish News daily paper: Jordanstown native Stephanie Meadow is victorious in golf’s World Invitational… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  21. In today's Irish News daily paper: @monaghangaa Ladies found themselves in a relegation battle against… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  22. In today's Irish News daily paper: The Liam MacCarthy Cup returned to @TipperaryGAA as they overcame @KilkennyCLGtwitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  23. An afternoon of excitement watching the ALL-IRELAND FINAL with PREMIUM TICKETS...followed by a relaxing evening in… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  24. LAST CHANCE TO VOTE for your Irish News Ulster All-Star team! 🌟#INAllStarss Voting closes TODAY at midnight ⏰ Wh…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…g

  25. Fancy winning 2 PREMIUM tickets to THE ALL IRELAND FINAL courtesy of @Pelectrics topped off with an overnight stay… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  26. In tomorrow's Irish News daily paper and on irishnews.com/sport: There was plenty of drama in the #NIFL as Cru… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  27. In tomorrow's Irish News daily paper and on irishnews.com/sport: Jordanstown native Stephanie Meadow is victor… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  28. ONLY 1 DAY TO GO! ⏰ VOTE for your Irish News Ulster All-Star team now! 🌟 Voting closes TOMORROW at midnight ⬇️…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Q

  29. In tomorrow's Irish News daily paper and on irishnews.com/sport: @monaghangaa Ladies found themselves in a rel… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  30. In tomorrow's Irish News daily paper and on irishnews.com/sport: The Liam MacCarthy Cup returns to… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…