|Full name||John Brendan McNally|
|Date of birth||22 January 1935|
|Place of birth||Drimnagh, Dublin, Ireland|
|Date of death||6 July 2011|
|Place of death||Dunstable|
|St John Bosco FC|
|1956–1963||Luton Town F.C.||134||(3)|
|Republic of Ireland B|
|1959–1962||Republic of Ireland||3||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
He first played football for a small local club, St. Finbarrs. As a schoolboy he was selected to play for Ireland against England in a schoolboy international, scoring one of Ireland's goals as they went down 3-2.
There he stayed for 8 years, making 134 appearances and scoring three times. Luton were then a First Division team and in 1959 he was part of the Luton team that lost 2-1 to Nottingham Forest in the final of the F.A. Cup. One of the Forest scorers that day was Roy Dwight, who was later carried off after breaking his leg in a tackle with Brendan. Roy, who died in 2003, was the cousin of the singer/songwriter Sir Elton John.
After a successful period in the First Division, Luton started to slip down the Football League, first into the Second Division and shortly before Brendan joined Cambridge City in 1963 they were relegated into the Third Division.
- Brendan McNally, Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database
- Brendan McNally's profile at worldfootball.net