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 BT Rannafast Cup final: Omagh CBS 3-13 St Patrick’s, Armagh 1-10 The Irish News, Monday November 23 2009: BT Rannafast Cup final: Omagh CBS 3-13 St Patrick’s, Armagh 1-10 CBS take Rannafast: Tyrone continues to rule the top grade of colleges’ football on Saturday the BT Rannafast Cup shifted west from Dungannon to Omagh CBS after an enthralling final win against St Patrick’s, Armagh.
Golf The Golfing Union of Ireland has drawn up preparations for the future of golf in Ireland with coaching panels throughout country and various age panels of players, plus Development squads, named for all four provinces in the coming year, writes Tony McGee.