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.


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  1. In tomorrow's Irishnews.com: The latest from the Premier League as sides continue to work through their p… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

  2. In tomorrow's Irishnews.com: Slaughtneil's John Joe Kearney praises the GAA for using common sense as All… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

  3. In tomorrow's Irishnews.com: In The End Line, Enda McGinley says that those who do great things in life r… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

  4. In tomorrow's Irishnews.com: Some of Monaghan's most exciting young players are set to get their chance t… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

  5. Give the gift of The Irish News this Christmas and receive an Ian Knox A4 print and 2018 Irish News Calendar!… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

  6. In tomorrow's Irishnews.com: New Tyrone U20 manager Paul Devlin adds a Red Hand All-Ireland winner to his… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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  8. In tomorrow's Irishnews.com: In The Boot Room, Brendan Crossan explains why Newington's pursuit of the Ho… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

  9. I always got on the very best with Mickey Harte, insists outgoing Tyrone chairperson Roisin Jordan… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

  10. I always got on the very best with Mickey Harte, insists outgoing Tyrone chairperson Roisin Jordan… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

  11. "Racist abuse happens in our games" claims Down secretary McAteer irishnews.com/sport/gaafootb… pic.twitter.com/2bFJZFnnEq

  12. Listen to interview about the #SolidaritySleepout with Ross Carr @andun1010 and Justin McNulty @JustinMcNu1ty - vocaroo.com/i/s0n3xydyZTcW

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  13. Elsewhere, the All-Ireland SFC quarter-final between @FulhamIrish and @CorofinGAA - snowed off in London last weeke… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

  14. Midfielder Jason Holt thinks luck is turning in Rangers' favour via @irishnewssport irishnews.com/sport/football…

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  15. Midfielder Jason Holt thinks luck is turning in Rangers' favour via @irishnewssport irishnews.com/sport/football…

  16. John McEntee: GAA must display leadership as massive change approaches #Brexit irishnews.com/sport/opinion/… pic.twitter.com/S172vzaMfA

  17. I always got on the very best with Mickey Harte, insists outgoing @TyroneGAALive chairperson Roisin Jordan… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

  18. Wake up to The Irish News every morning with our ePaper. Our Premium & ePaper subscription package gives you acc… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

  19. 2017/18 Down County Board Officials: Chair Sean Rooney, Vice ChairJohn Devaney, Treasurer Diarmuid Cahill Vice Trea… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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  20. In tomorrow’s @irishnewssport: All the latest news from clubs across Ulster in Clubcall

  21. In tomorrow’s @irishnewssport: Tyson Fury could have his boxing licence reinstated by the British Boxing Board of C… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

  22. In tomorrow’s @irishnewssport: Down County Board official Sean Og McAteer hits out at racist abuse in his annual re… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

  23. In tomorrow’s @irishnewssport: John McEntee says the GAA must show leadership as Brexit poses plenty of questions pic.twitter.com/Q7UCy2ViOF

  24. In tomorrow’s @irishnewssport: Outgoing @TyroneGAALive chairperson Roisin Jordan insists she “got on the very best”… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

  25. 🌟 IN TODAY'S#IrishNewss 🌟 WIN a pair of Competition Tickets for the 201@BankofIrelandUKUK Dr McKenna Cup 🏆 We havtwitter.com/i/web/status/9…OYL

  26. 20 Questions: Superbike champ and Sports Personality of the Year contender Jonathan Rea irishnews.com/lifestyle/2017… pic.twitter.com/SmbUwXQNyy

  27. 'Green Shoots' a fascinating study of the fields of Irish soccer irishnews.com/sport/football… pic.twitter.com/NzK2pmcL5A

  28. Leading Down official Seán Óg McAteer warns of new challenges in 2018 irishnews.com/sport/gaafootb… pic.twitter.com/4SN9llwmdA

  29. Video: 2018 Bank of Ireland Conor McGurk Cup launch irishnews.com/photos/videodi… pic.twitter.com/CEQqPN1QqC