December 4, 2023
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‘Never experienced anything like it’ – Five-time All-Ireland winner with Cats and former GAA President’s battle with Covid-19

A Kilkenny hurling legend, five-time All-Ireland winner, former county hurling manager and former GAA President described his battle with Covid-19 as a battle unlike anything he has experienced before on or off the field.

Nickey Brennan (66), who won his five Celtic Crosses during the 1970’s and 1980’s with the Cats before moving into management and eventually GAA administration, said his battle with Coronavirus has left him drained and he lost close to two-stone in his ten-day battle with the global pandemic.

In an interview with the Irish Examiner, the Conahy Shamrocks clubman explained he was struckdown with the virus shortly before Easter which led to a 10-day battle that left Brennan being completed drained.

“I have never experienced anything like it nor do I hope to ever again,” Brennan said.

“It takes a hell of a lot of you. I’m getting the energy levels back up now. I’m still a bit hoarse as you can hear but I’m getting there.

“I’m a lot better now but I went through a very rough period and I’m very grateful and thankful to Our Lord that I came through it okay,” Brennan concluded.





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