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.
BACK IN THE DAY The Irish News - Thursday February 25 2010: The Irish News and the GAA came together yesterday to celebrate a recently-discovered link which dates right back to the founding of the famous sporting organisation.
BACK IN THE DAY The Irish News - Saturday February 20 2010: T Tony Mowbray is hoping the absence of Aiden McGeady against Dundee United this afternoon will have minimum impact on the Hoops’ chances of keeping the pressure on Rangers at the top of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.
BACK IN THE DAY The Irish News - February 11 2010: Quick double seals points for the Bhoys Clydesdale Bank Premier League: Celtic 2 Hearts 0 Celtic scored two goals in a minute after the break against Hearts at Parkhead to close the gap on Rangers at the top of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League to eight points.