With seven All-Ireland titles, 13 Leinster titles, four All-Stars, and a Footballer of the Year Award, Bernard Brogan is without any doubt one of the most successful Gaelic footballers of all time. Today, he has called time on his 15 year Dublin career at the age of 35.
The decision was expected on the back of being a part of the panel for Dublin's five-in-a-row, but playing a smaller on field part since his return from a cruciate injury last year.
In a post on social media, Brogan thanks his parents and his brothers Alan and Paul, with whom he shared All-Ireland glory in 2011. He also thanks the men who picked him to wear the blue in the last decade and a half, Pillar Carffrey, Pat Gilroy, and Jim Gavin, as well as his teammates, supporters and his wife Keira.
Onto the next journey!💙 pic.twitter.com/y2yb9u7Ov6
— Bernard Brogan (@bernardbrogan) October 24, 2019
It signals the end of an era for Dublin, with Brogan truly the first footballing superstar of the game in the capital since Jason Sherlock in the '90s.
While he has been less involved in recent years, his presence in the panel was seen as huge by the Dublin players and management and the determination to return from a ruptured cruciate ligament in February 2018 was a measure of the esteem he is held in.
Delighted to see Berno back on the bench this evening. Just reward for an incredible 18 months of hard work... I hope he gets a spin out in front of the Hill....
— Alan Brogan (@alanbrogan13) July 20, 2019
Brogan also captain Ireland in the International Rules series in 2015.
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