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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  3. Serious lack of responsibility being displayed. Still waiting for a plan, even the merest hint of one #Spotlight

  4. I don’t find it easy to blow my own trumpet but..😬 As a female in a male dominated industry I’ve proved I’m good e……m

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  5. Gary Neville is gonna be a Che Guevara T-shirt before this show is over ✊

  6. So we’ll boil this debate down: Jamie Carragher is a raving capitalist & Gary Neville is a raving socialist👀

  7. Interesting stuff from Oran Kearney and the value of a dribbler.…

  8. In the 80s my Da used to have this sign up all year round for the electric man calling 👀

  9. Spot on from @tomas5ky on teams not fulfilling fixtures & calling out Waterford’s shenanigans

  10. Insightful piece from principal Colm O’Rourke and the need for rapid testing in schools in the south to keep them o……

  11. For context, we hit 4.25 against a team that scored 29 times against us last year Panel Depth and Scoring Spread?……

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  12. 'Another hour up the road to Belfast was just out of range for Waterford. Damn Covid19 strain north of the border.……

  13. Half marathon completed with a partial tear in my ACL & nothing but rehab this past 6 weeks. Surely worth a few don……

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  14. In a season like no other, RTÉ Sport brings you more Gaelic Games championship action than ever before. This winter……

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  15. No more school closures, urges children's commissioner via @irish_news…

  16. Antrim win by 7 but stay in Div 4

  17. Paddy Cunningham best player for Antrim first half , 5 points 👏👏👏