Fran Brennan

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Fran Brennan
Personal information
Full name Francis Brennan
Date of birth 14 February 1940
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1961 Shelbourne 3 (0)
1961–1962 Transport 34 (1)
1962–1966 Drumcondra 74 (0)
1966–1973 Dundalk 153 (2)
1973–1974 Shelbourne 8 (0)
1974–1977 Belgrove
1977–1978 Galway Rovers 29 (0)
1978–1979 Bray Wanderers
1979–1985 Bluebell United
National team
1965 Republic of Ireland 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Fran Brennan (born 14 February 1940 in Dublin) is a former Irish soccer player.

He played for Transport, Drumcondra, Dundalk and Shelbourne at club level, winning the league title with Drumcondra in 1965 and Dundalk in 1967. He later served as manager of Dundalk.

On 24 March 1965, he won his only senior cap for the Republic of Ireland national football team when he lined out in defence in a 2-0 defeat to Belgium in a friendly international played at Dalymount Park.[1]

Fran subsequently was involved in the underage set up assisting Paddy Hilliard with Under 14 International teams.

Fran came from a family of ten, with four sisters and six brothers. His brother Tom was an Irish Senior Cross Country Champion, winning the title in 1975 and being a significant contributor to the development of the Liffey Valley Athletic Club. [2]