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09th Mar 2016

Big news! Dion Fanning is joining SportsJOE as Chief Sports Writer


Maximum Media are delighted to announce the signing of Dion Fanning as Chief Sports Writer for and

Dion is one of the most distinct voices commenting on football today, bringing together insight, analysis and humour in a hugely compelling and original manner.

Dion joins SportsJOE from the Sunday Independent where he has been Chief Football Writer since 2002.

He has covered every World Cup and European Championship since 1998, while also writing extensively on the Premier League, the Champions League and the Irish international team.

In that time, he conducted agenda-setting interviews with Robbie Keane, John Delaney, Martin O’Neill and Rafa Benitez among others.

He features regularly on shows such as Second Captains and Off the Ball and also writes for publications such as The Blizzard.

He has also been nominated for numerous awards including NNI Sports Journalist of the Year and Sports Columnist of the Year in both 2012 and 2013.

With the European Championships on the horizon this is a hugely exciting time for Irish football and we’re delighted that Dion will be part of our team covering the tournament in France.

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