BRENDAN CROSSAN

BRENDAN CROSSAN

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.


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Big-hearted artists lend support to local charities

Big-hearted artists lend support to local charities

Northern Ireland news
There has been a 90 per cent rise in the number of people claiming universal credit since the pandemic started.    "Going from maybe a £25,000 a year job to £90 per week means debt and borrowing, to the point where people are choosing between heat or food.  "We were going to run the auction for two weeks but the charities need to get the money quicker, so the auction will run for one week." BIG-HEARTED local artists have teamed up with human rights group Participation and Practice of Rights [PPR] and The Mac Belfast to auction off some of their finest work in a bid to help families in the lead-up to Christmas.
Antrim hurlers breeze to Joe McDonagh final in Navan

Antrim hurlers breeze to Joe McDonagh final in Navan

Hurling and camogie
Joe McDonagh Cup: Meath 3-10 Antrim 2-30 From Brendan Crossan in Navan THE day the Antrim hurlers booked their place in the 2020 Joe McDonagh final should be remembered as the breeze in Navan.

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