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‘It’s on us to give the Clare football supporters and Clare people something to shout about Sunday’ – Brennan

Clare senior football captain, Cillian Brennan, who is a Physical education lecturer in DCU is honoured to be leading the Banner out on the field on Sunday but he doesn’t want that to be the only honour. ” There’s only one thing sweeter than leading this team out and that would be winning it. It didn’t go to plan twelve months ago in the Gaelic grounds but there’s huge learnings from last year. We didn’t do ourselves justice on the day. Had we gone out, given everything we could have and performed to the level we can and still ended up being beaten you’d be somewhat more heartened from it but we just didn’t perform but thankfully we now have another opportunity to show what we are really made of.” The Clondegad clubman who has had his fair share of injury setbacks is raring to go and feels it’s an advantage that the management team have extensive knowledge of Kerry …

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Brennan is back and raring to go

Cillian Brennan is Clare captain like his brother Gary before him, but that honour aside he’s just glad to be back at full fitness after missing the entire National League campaign writes Joe Ó Muircheartaigh It was a case of a footballing déjà vu for Cillian Brennan this year as he slowly but surely nursed his way back from a debilitating groin injury that curtailed him towards the end of last year’s inter-county season. It’s not that he was injured and didn’t kick a ball in the National League after emulating his older brother Gary by being named Clare captain for the 2024 season. Instead, it was in the role he was given during his rehab – he was on the pitch, even if it didn’t amount to game time because his incursions were confined to his Maor Foirne duties. “It brought me back to where I started,” the Clondegad man reflected this week. “When brought in 2016 in the …

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Brennan keeping up the family honour with Clare footballers

With Championship season now in full swing, players from across the land are desperately trying to find that extra one per cent that can be the difference between victory and defeat. As more counties encounter the heat of Championship battle, the focus needed to compete and ensure a player is ready for peak performance has never been more important. With Cillian Brennan trying to recover from a hamstring injury sustained in his side’s league defeat to Meath, he has had enough to keep him occupied. However, throw in the fact that he is in the final stages of completing his PhD at Mary Immaculate College and it is easy to see why when initially questioned about his studies, Brennan admits the past few weeks have been hectic and the next few will be even more so. With his research exploring the experiences of PE specialism graduates as PE teachers and leaders in Irish primary schools, Brennan is passionate about the …

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Brennan gets used to life on the edge of the square

CILLIAN Brennan has just turned 21 and has a few things on his mind. In the short-term, he is thinking of Kerry and how best to effectively monitor inside forwards like David Clifford, James O’Donoghue and Paul Geaney. Beyond Sunday though, Brennan, who is the younger brother of captain Gary and Shane, is on the hunt for a job. A recent Mary Immaculate College, Limerick graduate in primary teaching, ideally he would like to apply his trade in Clare or at least the mid west region.. “I’m on the lookout for a job at the minute and trying to get the foot in the door and get the face out there. Hopefully, I’ll get somewhere close to home come September,” Brennan told The Clare Champion after training in Caherlohan on Sunday morning. Before that though he will play his second championship game for Clare in what is his début season. He is the first Brennan to play as a back …

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