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Bernard Brogan Explained How He Got His Brother To Play Inter-County For Another Year

By PJ Browne
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Alan Brogan came off the bench to score an important point for Dublin in the All-Ireland final against Kerry.

With his side down by three, the ball agonisingly slipped from the grasp of Kerry half-back Killian Young in front of the Dublin goal.


From the corner back position, Brogan started and finished a counter attacking move which put Dublin ahead by four points.

The 33-year-old might not have been on the Dublin panel this year were it not for the words of his brother Bernard. Alan seriously considered retirement last year but was convinced to stay on for another tilt at an All-Ireland.

Speaking to Damian Lawlor on Sky Sports, Bernard Brogan explained what he said to his brother.

I just said, when you think that you can offer something to the team, come back. When you feel that you have done your job and you can offer no more, that's when you step away.

It's like any athlete when they're finishing in their game, if you think you can offer something to your team you should stay there.

You can see there, he offered loads at the end. He came on showed a cool head and popped it over the bar like he has for 15 years.

Watch: Eamonn Fitzmaurice Has No Time For Bullshit In Brutally Honest Interview

See also: Jim McGuinness Identified Where He Felt Kerry Got It Wrong Tactically Against Dublin

Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

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