Brian McDonnell (proprietor of blueblood.ie, journalist & social media entrepreneur) is a 36-year-old provincial journalist working with the Tipperary Star in Ireland, a journalism graduate (Bsc Communications – Trinity College 1999) and a former sports editor with the Limerick Leader.
Brian McDonnell grew up surrounded by horses in Nenagh (Co. Tipperary), but went to school at St Flannan’s (Ennis, Co. Clare) where the uniform was designed in the 16th century, the beds were made of iron and everyone marched to prayers each morning. After leaving school an accomplished troublemaker Brian studied journalism and graduated from DIT-Trinity College with a Bachelor of Science in Communications (Journalism).
Prior to playing a key role in the launch of the Clare People in 2005 Brian McDonnell dabbled in freelance journalism. From drawing legal attention with serious pieces for Magill and the Irish Independent, to sports features for the Sunday Tribune and IT junkets for the Sunday Business Post he has done it all.
In March 2007 Brian McDonnell was appointed sports editor with the Limerick Leader and joined the Tipperary Star in January 2011.
Brian McDonnell is hard-working, flexible, full of conviction, a polished writer and a more than competent copy editor with his skills also developed across the gamut of graphic design software.
If by nothing else Brian is defined by his enthusiasm for work and can look back on a record of achievement and excellence at everything that he has approached in his working career.
Brian McDonnell lives in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary with his partner, daughter and Billy the Labrador.
Please feel free to contact Brian McDonnell using the form provided on the Contact page. And, if that means of communication does not suit you then please drop Brian a line via email on brian(at)blueblood.ie. Brian McDonnell, of course, can also be contacted (preferably) on Twitter via @backpagebrian, on LinkedIn, on his personal Facebook page or on the Facebook fan page for blueblood.ie.
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