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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The international show must go on: Ireland boss Stephen Kenny

The international show must go on: Ireland boss Stephen Kenny

Football/Soccer
Nations League B4: Finland v Republic of Ireland (tonight, Helsinki Olympic Stadium, 5pm) STEPHEN Kenny says international football must continue despite the ravaging impact Covid19 protocols has had on his Republic of Ireland squad ahead of tonight’s Nations League tie with Finland in Helsinki.
Aaron Connolly back to boost Ireland's Nations League hopes

Aaron Connolly back to boost Ireland's Nations League hopes

Football/Soccer
AARON Connolly tweeted a smiley face and an Irish tricolour emoji to accompany his return to the Republic of Ireland squad yesterday, just six days after being ruled out of the side’s ill-fated Euro 2020 play-off semi-final in Slovakia under coronavirus protocols.

BRENDAN CROSSAN's Twitter

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

  2. Insightful piece from principal Colm O’Rourke and the need for rapid testing in schools in the south to keep them o… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  3. For context, we hit 4.25 against a team that scored 29 times against us last year Panel Depth and Scoring Spread?… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

    Retweeted by Brendan Crossan
  4. 'Another hour up the road to Belfast was just out of range for Waterford. Damn Covid19 strain north of the border.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  5. Half marathon completed with a partial tear in my ACL & nothing but rehab this past 6 weeks. Surely worth a few don… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

    Retweeted by Brendan Crossan
  6. In a season like no other, RTÉ Sport brings you more Gaelic Games championship action than ever before. This winter… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

    Retweeted by Brendan Crossan
  7. No more school closures, urges children's commissioner via @irish_news irishnews.com/news/education…

  8. Antrim win by 7 but stay in Div 4 pic.twitter.com/wVv1qZ98zg

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

  10. Antrim 1-8 Waterford 0-7 at half time. Odhran Eastwood with the goal. Antrim’s efforts could be in vain as Limerick… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  11. It’s no Corrigan Park but fair play to Geraldine’s GAC, Louth for hosting Waterford v Antrim today pic.twitter.com/V4u7Zvgd1V

  12. If you get a chance buy the paper today and read Mark Lynch’s story. Some bit of work by @CahairOKane1

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  14. Bruce Springsteen. The Greatest. Whoever. Lived. 🙌

  15. The economy is on fire & furlough schemes are no fire-guard. It's time we looked at Covid from a different angle.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  16. It was as if Waterford thought Belfast was in Norway.