Jim Brosnan (footballer)

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Jim Brosnan
Personal information
Sport Gaelic football
Position Midfeald/Forward
Born County Kerry
Years Club
1940's-1970's Moyvane
Years County Apps (scores)
1949-1959 Kerry 28 (3-23)
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 5
All-Irelands 2
All Stars 0

Dr. Jim Brosnan was a Gaelic footballer, manager and administrator from Co. Kerry. He played with Kerry during the 40's and 50's.

Jim started his life in Moyvane, being the son of the famous Con. Con collected six medals back in the twenties and thirties. His brother Mick, who was also a doctor spent his life practising in England. Dr. Jim practised his medicine in Dingle.

He won All Irelands with Kerry in 1953 and 1955. He was flown home specially for the 1955 final from America. He also won a National League medal in 1959. He also won a Munster Minor Championship medal in 1948.

He played club football with Moyvane and Shannon Rangers. He won a number of North Kerry Senior Football Championships with Moyvane.

During his college days he was a star with UCC. He won 2 Sigerson Cup titles with the college in 1943 and 1946. He was selected on the 2011 Sigerson Team of the Century.

As a manager he led Kerry to back to back All Ireland Minor titles in 1962 and 63.

Jim Brosnan took over as Kerry team trainer in 1965.[1] He held this position until 1968[2]

As an administrator he served as chairman of the Kerry County Board for several years. It was he who was instrumental in putting the Kerry club structure in place which is very often envied by other counties. He also served as chairman of the Dingle club.



  1. ^ "Jim succeeds Dr. Eamon as Kerry team trainer"; Kerryman 27/02/1965, p. 16
  2. ^ "Jackie Lyne will train Kerry team"; Kerryman 15/05/1968, p. 21