|Debut:||21-Mar-71, League, (h) Waterford, 2-2|
Although he made first team appearances in five different seasons, most of goalkeeper Brendan Muckian’s time with Dundalk was as cover. One of the most brilliant keepers in the local leagues, where he had starred with Rangers and later with Carlingford, his chance of an extended run on the first team came early in the 1971-72 year under manager Liam Tuohy.
After ousting Tony Keogh he got a continuous run of 28 games, the highlight of which was the Shield victory, when this trophy came to Oriel Park for only the second time. During the undefeated 8-game campaign—terminating with a 5-0 victory in the final over Drogheda—only two goals were conceded.
After a series of outstanding displays for Summer League team Carlingford, Brendan was again called upon for standby duty at Oriel Park—this time when Jim McLaughlin signed him to provide cover for Richie Blackmore in early 1976. Over three seasons he was called into action on a half dozen occasions that included the undefeated opening three League games in the 1978-79 double-winning season.
1 Win: Shield 1971-72.
1 Runner Up: Presidents Cup 1977-78.