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

Will a new high king ascend the All-Ireland throne?

Will a new high king ascend the All-Ireland throne?

GAA Football
How many Ulster sides are capable of staging a campaign that could unseat Dublin from the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship throne? Even across the whole country, who can derail the Dubs as they target a record-breaking five Sam Maguire successes on the trot? Judging by the performances in the entire Allianz Leagues, not too many it would appear… but remember, all it takes is one.
Win a VIP tour of Croke Park for your school

Win a VIP tour of Croke Park for your school

Hurling and camogie
TODAY could be the start of your journey to Croke Park as The Irish News once again offers five schools the chance to visit the famous home of the GAA in Dublin.

Thomas Hawkins's Twitter

  1. Celebration of Irish News School, Clubs & Volunteers today to acknowledge all the great work by schools & clubs - k… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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  2. In tomorrow’s Irish News and irishnews.com/sport ... GAA: Donegal legend Paul 'Papa' Durcan on the Fermanagh cl… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  3. In tomorrow’s Irish News and irishnews.com/sport : Antrim will get the respect they deserve says Tyrone’s Micha… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  4. In tomorrow’s Irish News and irishnews.com/sport : Niall Delargy is relishing the chance to test himself agains… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  5. In tomorrow’s Irish News and irishnews.com/sport : Papa’s Turf. Gerry McLaughlin catches up with… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  6. In tomorrow’s Irish News and irishnews.com/sport : Columnist Brendan Crossan says the @AontroimGAA class of 201… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  7. In tomorrow’s Irish News and irishnews.com/sport : Reasons to be cheerful. Columnist Enda McGinley predicts tha… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  8. James McMahon and Fermanagh working on bridging the gap irishnews.com/sport/gaafootb…

  9. McMenamin hoping Fermanagh keep impressive home record going irishnews.com/sport/gaafootb…

  10. In tomorrow’s Irish News and irishnews.com/sport: Soccer: Seamus Coleman has warned Denmark that the Republic… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  11. “They should have tried to make it look like him. Would have been better” irishnews.com/news/northerni…

  12. Boxing world body stripped of right to organise tournament at 2020 Olympics irishnews.com/sport/boxing/2…

  13. James McMahon and Fermanagh working on bridging the gap irishnews.com/sport/gaafootb…

  14. McMenamin hoping Fermanagh keep impressive home record going irishnews.com/sport/gaafootb…

  15. 'We hadn't put our bodies on the line the way Monaghan had' irishnews.com/sport/gaafootb…

  16. Odhran Eastwood trying to be part of the answer to Antrim's conundrum irishnews.com/sport/gaafootb…

  17. Please RT @BallinderryGAC @RossaGaelsDerry @MoneymoreGAA @LissanGAA @NewbridgeGAC @Doiregaa @UnitUpdatestwitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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  18. Anthony Cunningham names Roscommon team to play Mayo in @ConnachtGAA semi final. #rosgaa #gaa #gaabelong pic.twitter.com/2Zv6Y5x8Zx

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  19. “They should have tried to make it look like him. Would have been better” irishnews.com/news/northerni…

  20. Boxing world body stripped of right to organise tournament at 2020 Olympics irishnews.com/sport/boxing/2…

  21. In tomorrow’s Irish News and irishnews.com/sport: Fermanagh assistant boss Ryan McMenamin hopes ‘fortress’ Brew… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  22. In tomorrow’s Irish News and irishnews.com/sport: Excitement of provincial tussles like Down v Armagh show why… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  23. In tomorrow’s Irish News and irishnews.com/sport: As the task of toppling Tyrone in the Ulster Championship app… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  24. In tomorrow’s Irish News and irishnews.com/sport: ‘We know it is going to be difficult going into Brewster Park… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  25. It's your FINAL CHANCE to collect your TOKENS and be in with the chance of winning a once in a lifetime day out at… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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  26. Rio Ferdinand helps launch New Era soccer agency office in west Belfast irishnews.com/sport/football…

  27. Cavan's Conor Madden enjoying having nudged rivals Monaghan out of Ulster #GAA irishnews.com/sport/gaafootb…

  28. Danny Hughes: Young players from Down and Armagh stepped up when it really mattered irishnews.com/sport/2019/05/…

  29. Down v Armagh: Five talking points from the dramatic Ulster SFC clash irishnews.com/sport/gaafootb…