In a statement posted this afternoon on his Twitter account, Bernard Brogan announced how “now is the right time …. to hang up the boots.”
Tribute from manager
Social media was soon awash with plaudits of him as a man and as a playet. I particularly liked Jim Gavin’s tribute to him:
“On behalf of the Dublin Senior Football Team and Cumman Lúthchleas Gael Átha Cliath I would like to wish the very best to Bernard Brogan as he announces his retirement from senior inter-county football.
Bernard has had a long and distinguished inter county career representing the county of Dublin, notably at senior level for over 15 seasons. A great leader of the team, Bernard inspired those around him by his actions, resolve and determination to be the best player that he could be for Dublin. The longevity of his inter country career, his collection of medals and awards is a testament to the impact he has on Gaelic games – for that we are truly grateful.
Bernard is an immense credit to his family, friends and club St Oliver Plunketts/Eoghan Ruadh. He is a true gentleman and we all wish Bernard every success and good fortune in his new journey.
Guím gach rath agus beannacht ort agus an turas nua atá romhat amach anseo.
Bainisteoir Fhoireann Peile Shinsir Átha Cliath”