Thomas Hawkins

Thomas Hawkins

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.


All articles by Thomas Hawkins

Donegal set to meet GAA over 'neutral' Croke Park

Donegal set to meet GAA over 'neutral' Croke Park

GAA Football
DONEGAL will meet with GAA officials today regarding their upcoming All-Ireland quarter-final group two clash with Dublin but, contrary to some reports, they are not looking for the game to be moved from Croke Park.

Irish Premiership fixtures 2018/19

Football/Soccer
Aug 4 2018: (3pm): Coleraine v Warrenpoint Town Aug 4 2018: (3pm): Crusaders v Ards Aug 4 2018: (3pm): Dungannon Swifts v Ballymena United Aug 4 2018: (3pm): Glenavon v Linfield Aug 4 2018: (3pm): Glentoran v Cliftonville Aug 4 2018: (3pm): Institute v Newry City Aug 11 2018: (3pm): Ards v Glentoran Aug 11 2018: (3pm): Ballymena United v Crusaders Aug 11 2018: (3pm): Cliftonville v Coleraine Aug 11 2018: (3pm): Linfield v Institute Aug 11 2018: (3pm): Newry City v Dungannon Swifts Aug 11 2018: (3pm): Warrenpoint Town v Glenavon Aug 18 2018: (3pm): Ballymena United v Ards Aug 18 2018: (3pm): Crusaders v Linfield Aug 18 2018: (3pm): Dungannon Swifts v Cliftonville Aug 18 2018: (3pm): Glentoran v Coleraine Aug 18 2018: (3pm): Institute v Warrenpoint Town Aug 18 2018: (3pm): Newry City v Glenavon Aug 25 2018: (3pm): Ards v Newry City Aug 25 2018: (3pm): Cliftonville v Linfield Aug 25 2018: (3pm): Coleraine v Institute Aug 25 2018: (3pm): Glenavon v Ballymena United Aug 25 2018: (3pm): Glentoran v Dungannon Swifts Aug 25 2018: (3pm): Warrenpoint Town v Crusaders Sep 1 2018: (3pm): Ballymena United v Warrenpoint Town Sep 1 2018: (3pm): Crusaders v Coleraine Sep 1 2018: (3pm): Glenavon v Glentoran Sep 1 2018: (3pm): Institute v Dungannon Swifts Sep 1 2018: (3pm): Linfield v Ards Sep 1 2018: (3pm): Newry City v Cliftonville Sep 7 2018: (7.
Time Out with Cavan's Conor Moynagh

Time Out with Cavan's Conor Moynagh

GAA Football
Conor Moynagh (Cavan) Age: 25 Occupation: Marketing Consultant Q: What’s your county manager’s favourite saying? A.
Niall O’Donnell set to star for Donegal U20 squad

Niall O’Donnell set to star for Donegal U20 squad

GAA Football
Ulster Under 20 Championship: Donegal v Cavan Donegal Under 20’s could be getting a major boost as they lock horns with Cavan in the curtain raiser for senior clash of Tir Conaill.

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