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 H[...]
AFTER the massive high the Antrim hurlers experienced in beating Carlow after extra-time last Saturday, joint manager Terence McNaughton is hoping they don’t crash-land against perennial rivals Down in Saturday’s Christy Ring showdown in Cushendall.
IT was a regular Tuesday evening for Neil McManus – until his house was unexpectedly invaded by a group of friends who doused him in flour and eggs and proceeded to parade him around Cushendall in a trailer.
After swapping the red of Cliftonville for the ‘bit o’ red’ of Sligo Rovers, Gerard Lyttle lifts the lid on his Solitude exit and tells Brendan Crossan why he will always cherish the good times he enjoyed with a club he still loves...