Long pays tribute to Malcolm Brodie

Alliance Castlereagh Councillor Michael Long has paid tribute to veteran local

sports journalist Dr Malcolm Brodie, who has died at the age of 86.

Cllr Long said Dr Brodie, who lived in the borough for many years, was the

leading light in local sports reporting, and journalism would be poorer for his


“Malcolm’s name was not only synonymous with sports writing in Northern Ireland

but was a byword for honest, impartial reporting that was read by all,

regardless of class or creed.

“So many other journalists have stated Malcolm taught them everything they knew

about the industry and so it’s not far-fetched to say that without him, Northern

Ireland would not have much of a print media, particularly focusing on sports,

to speak of.

“The fact he was so well-known in football circles across the world is

testament to both the powerful writing he produced for so many years and also

his character. My thoughts are with his friends and family at this time.”

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