Alan Brogan in an emotional statement today announced his retirement from inter county football, the 33 year old has pulled on the Blue Jersey in each of the last 13 years has won every honour in the game including 3 All Ireland titles, 3 National Leagues, 3 All-Stars, 11 Leinster Titles and footballer of the year in 2011.
In 1995, as a thirteen year old boy I sat in the Lower Hogan Stand and watched in awe as my heroes, led by John O’Leary lifted the Sam Maguire. Little did I know then of the great journey that lay ahead of me! Representing Dublin for the last 14 years has given me immense satisfaction and joy, both the good days and the bad.
The St Oliver Plunketts/Eoghan Ruadh will continue to line our for his club as he and his brother Bernard chase the elusive Dublin Championship that is the only omission from the otherwise flawless list of honours.
Twitter was abuzz all afternoon with fellow fans clubs and fans all a paying tribute to the popular player.
Privileged to play along side my childhood hero Alan brogan. Best of luck with your retirement.… https://t.co/FLcFl7WgQM
— Kevin McManamon (@kevmc15) December 15, 2015
From his SFC debut against Wexford in 2002, Alan Brogan oozed class. Had earned respect long before his three All-Irelands with Dublin. #GAA
— John Fogarty (@JohnFogartyIrl) December 15, 2015
— CLG Naomh Jude (@clgnaomhjude) December 15, 2015