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[...]
A BACKWARD pass should be outlawed in Gaelic football and the ‘mark’ needs to be extended to an overhead catch within the ’45-metre line to open up the game, according to former Antrim player Kieran McGourty.
FORMER Armagh star Stevie McDonnell has defended Tyrone’s under-fire goalkeeper Niall Morgan for confronting Darragh O’Hanlon after the Down defender missed a goal chance in the first half of last Sunday’s Ulster final.