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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Passionate Stefan Campbell hoping to realise Division One dream with Armagh

Passionate Stefan Campbell hoping to realise Division One dream with Armagh

GAA Football
BACK in the halcyon days of pre-lockdown when the Armagh footballers were scorching a path towards Division One, the biggest dilemma in Stefan ‘Soupy’ Campbell’s life was how he could attend his daughter’s Holy Communion Day and play against Derry in the Ulster Championship on the same day.
Ballinamallard United keeper John Connolly voices frustration with lockdown plans

Ballinamallard United keeper John Connolly voices frustration with lockdown plans

Football/Soccer
BALLINAMALLARD United goalkeeper John Connolly has expressed his deep frustration at the continued suspension of football below ‘elite’ level and believes local government must chart a clearer path for citizens to cope better with living with Covid19 instead of “jumping in and out of lockdown” for the foreseeable future.

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