Bernard Brogan (junior)

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This article deals with the Dublin footballer active in the 2000s and 2010s. For his father, the Dublin footballer active in the 1970s, see Bernard Brogan (senior).
Bernard Brogan
Personal information
Irish name Bearnard Ó Brógáin
Sport Gaelic Football
Position Left Corner Forward
Born (1984-04-03) 3 April 1984 (age 33)
Dublin, Ireland
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Occupation Accountant & Entrepreneur
Years Club
2003- St Oliver Plunketts/Eoghan Ruadh
Years College
Dublin City University
College titles
Sigerson titles 1
Years County Apps (scores)
2006- Dublin 50 (21-188)
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 10
All-Irelands 4
All Stars 4
*Inter County team apps and scores correct as of 23:38 21 November 2016.

Bernard Brogan (born 3 April 1984) is a Gaelic footballer from the St Oliver Plunketts/Eoghan Ruadh club who plays inter-county with Dublin. He is the Gaelic footballer with the second highest number of followers on Twitter, between Paul Galvin and Michael Murphy.[1]

From a famous family, Brogan, is the son of former all-Ireland winning and All Star player Bernard senior and is the brother of current Dublin players Alan and Paul. His uncle Jim was also an inter-county footballer for Dublin. Alongside most of his family, Brogan has attended St. Declan's College on the Navan Road.

Playing career[edit]

Early years: 2006 - 2008[edit]

Brogan won the 2006 Sigerson Cup with DCU. He scored one point in the game against QUB.[7] He was on the 2006 Plunketts team that won the Dublin Division Two League title with a win over Garda.[8] He was named on the 2006 Dublin Bus/Evening Herald Blue Star football XV at left corner forward. [9]

Brogan scored his first point for Dublin against Fermanagh in the 2007 NFL.[10] He made his Championship debut for Dublin as a late sub in Dublin's quarter-final win over Meath.[11] He made his first start for Dublin in the semi-final against Offaly, but was substituted in the 45th minute. He regained his position for the final against Laois at Croke Park, scoring 1-01 in Dublin's 3-14 to 1-14 Leinster title winning game. [12] Along with brother Alan, he was nominated for an All Star Award in 2007 as half forward.

In 2008, Brogan won the Dublin AFL Division 1 title with his club St Oliver Plunketts Eoghan Ruadh, scoring 1-05 in the final at Parnell Park. It was the first league title in the club's history.[2] With Dublin he won the 2008 O'Byrne Cup by beating Longford in the final.[3]

Middle years: 2009 - 2011[edit]

In 2009, Brogan won another Leinster title with Dublin, but his season ended with defeat to Kerry in the All-Ireland quarter-final.

After an exceptional season for Dublin on the full forward line in 2010, Brogan was awarded an All Star and was named as 2010 Vodafone Footballer of the Year.[4]

In 2011, Brogan won an All-Ireland title with Dublin, the team's first All-Ireland since 1995. Brogan scored six points in the final against Kerry.[5] He later revealed his celebrations were cut short as he had to do a drug test straight after the game. He passed with flying colours and resumed his celebrations.[6]

Later years: 2012 - 2015[edit]

In 2012, Brogan won another Leinster title when Dublin beat Kildare in the final. Then he missed an absolute sitter in the All-Ireland semi-final against Mayo. The miss haunted Brogan as Dublin lost the game by a narrow margin.[7]

Brogan won the 2013 NFL with Dublin against Tyrone at Cork. He scored five frees in the game.[8] He then won another Leinster title against Meath and was part of the Dublin team that won the 2013 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final, defeating Mayo by 2-12 to 1-14. Brogan scored 2-03 in the match, was All-Ireland final man of the match and The Sunday Game named him their man of the match and included him on their team of the year. [9][10] Brogan was then awarded an All Star for his performances in 2013.[11]

Brogan won the 2014 NFL with Dublin but his season came to an abrupt end when Donegal defeated Dublin in that year's All-Ireland semi-final, a momentous result that sent shockwaves through the sport.[12]

In August 2015, Brogan was awarded a dubious point against Mayo in their All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park.[13] That game ended in a draw.[14] Following a third All-Ireland Senior Football title in September 2015, Brogan was appointed captain of the Ireland international rules football team for the 2015 Series against Australia.[15]



Career statistics[edit]

Team Season Leinster All-Ireland Total
Apps Score Apps Score Apps Score
Dublin 2006 0 0-00 0 0-00 0 0-00
2007 3 1-01 2 0-04 5 1-05
2008 1 0-00 1 0-03 2 0-03
2009 3 2-17 1 0-03 4 2-20
2010 2 2-07 5 1-35 7 3-42
2011 3 0-14 3 0-15 6 0-29
2012 3 3-13 2 0-10 5 3-23
2013 3 1-09 3 2-10 6 3-19
2014 2 1-07 2 1-09 4 2-16
2015 3 4-10 4 2-11 7 6-21
2016 4 1-07 3 0-03 7 1-10
Total 27 15-85 26 6-103 53 21-188


  1. ^ "The GAA stars with the most twitter followers". Hogan Stand. 5 February 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  2. ^ HILL 16
  3. ^ HILL 16
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ [2]
  6. ^ [3]
  7. ^ Roche, Frank (19 November 2012). "Mayo miss still irks Brogan: Brogan admits he is haunted by his failure to put away goal opportunity in semi defeat". Evening Herald. Independent News & Media. Retrieved 19 November 2012. 
  8. ^ [4]
  9. ^ "Bernard Brogan's brace seals Sam for Dubs but it's agony for Mayo yet again in Corker". Irish Mirror. 24 September 2013. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  10. ^ [5]
  11. ^ [6]
  12. ^ Breheny, Martin (1 September 2014). "Donegal surge flattens Dublin in huge semi-final upset: Donegal 3-14 Dublin 0-17 - All-Ireland SFC semi-final". Irish Independent. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  13. ^ Verney, Michael (30 August 2015). "Croker Controversy: Bernard Brogan point heads day of dubious calls". Irish Independent. 
  14. ^ Reilly, Gary (30 August 2015). "GIFs: The Decision To Award Dublin This Point Is Looking Very Dodgy Now". 
  15. ^ "2015 EirGrid International Rules Irish Captain announced". 24 October 2015. Archived from the original on 25 November 2015. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Paul Galvin
All Stars Footballer of the Year
Succeeded by
Alan Brogan
Preceded by
Paul Galvin
Texaco Footballer of the Year
Succeeded by
Alan Brogan
Preceded by
Paul Galvin
GPA Footballer of the Year
Succeeded by
Alan Brogan
Preceded by
Michael Murphy
All-Ireland Senior Football Final
Man of the Match

Succeeded by