Brendan Barden

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Brendan Barden
Personal information
Sport Gaelic football
Position Half back
Born County Longford, Ireland
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Years Club
Club titles
Longford titles 8
Years County
1960s-1970s Longford
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 1

Brendan Barden was a Gaelic footballer from County Longford, Ireland. He was part of the Longford team that won a National Football League title in 1966 as captain,[1][2] an O'Byrne Cup in 1965 and a Leinster Senior Football title in 1968.[3][4] In 1962 he played on the winning Leinster Railway Cup team.[5] In 1966 he was a Leinster All-Star footballer[6][7] and won a Cú Chulainn Award.

He won a number of Longford Senior Football Championship titles with his club Clonguish during the 1960s and 1970s.

He is the uncle of Longford footballers Enda Barden, Paul Barden, and David Barden.


  1. ^ "Leinster's National Football League Winning Teams" (PDF). 114 Years of Results. Leinster GAA. p. 220. Retrieved 2014-01-31. 
  2. ^ Scally, John (2011). "Chapter 33: The Flying Flynn - Jimmy Flynn". 100 GAA Greats: From Christy Ring to Joe Canning. Random House. pp. 145–146. 
  3. ^ "Longford". Hogan Stand. 
  4. ^ "Longford – Leinster Senior Football Champions 1968" (PDF). 114 Years of Results. Leinster GAA. p. 229. Retrieved 2014-01-31. 
  5. ^ "Leinster Railway Cup Football Winning Teams" (PDF). 114 Years of Results. Leinster GAA. Retrieved 2014-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Football All Stars '60s". Gaelic Athletic Association. Archived from the original on 2009-09-13. 
  7. ^ "Leinster's All-Star Footballers (1963-1967)" (PDF). 114 Years of Results. Leinster GAA. p. 233. Retrieved 2014-01-31. 

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