Dublin football legend, Kilkenny pub owner Bernard Brogan, calls time on glittering GAA career
SEVEN-time All-Ireland winner, Dublin football legend and Kilkenny pub owner Bernard Grogan has hung up his boots after a glittering inter-county career.
The 35-year old, whose has close family and business connection to Kilkenny, called time on his highly decorated Dublin career which included being named Footballer of the Year in 2010.
In his retirement statement released yesterday afternoon, Brogan said it was the “right time to hang up the boots” after “an amazing 15 years on the road”.
“My GAA career has always been about the journey, not the destination,” he said.
“I have learnt more from the losses than from the wins, more about myself in times of challenge and injury than in times of success.”
Bernard (pictured above with father, Bernard Snr, and brothers) and his family opened the popular Brogan’s Bar on John Street in 2017.
Kilkenny is something of a home from home for the retiring GAA star. His parents, Bernard Brogan Snr and Marie, lived in Kilkenny during the 1970s, and his father was also a coach with the Kilkenny side at the time.