SPORTS REPORTER    -   Brendan Crossan has worked in the Irish News sports department since 1999. He started out as a placement student and somehow bluffed his way into a staff position a year later.

A Belfast native, his sporting interests include soccer, boxing and gaelic games. He writes The Boot Room sports column every Friday.

Highlights of his career are interviewing boxing legend Tommy Hearns and covering the 2002 World Cup finals and Euro 2012 as the newspaper's Republic of Ireland correspondent.

All articles by BRENDAN CROSSAN

Gregory O'Kane hails his Dunloy players after semi-final win

GAA Football

DUNLOY boss Gregory O’Kane has hailed the attitude of his players following their semi-final mauling of St John’s as they aim to make it four-in-a-row against rivals Cushendall in this season’s decider on Sunday October 16.

Resurgent Cushendall to nip Loughgiel Shamrocks to reach decider

Hurling and camogie

Bathshack Antrim Senior Hurling Championship semi-final: Ruairi Og, Cushendall v Loughgiel Shamrocks (tomorrow, Ballycastle, 2pm)

ANTRIM hurling’s assumed pecking order runs something like this: Dunloy, Cushendall, Loughgiel Shamrocks and St John’s.