John Brennan

John Brennan
Date Of Birth: 13-Dec-'69
Place Of Birth: London
Total Appearances: 18
Total Goals: 2
Position: STK
Nationality: IRE


1998-99: Apps (Gls)….All Games 18 (2); League 14 (0); FAI Cup 3 (2); Leinster Cup 1 (0)

At the end of his single Dundalk season John Brennan, aged 30, had made over 200 League appearances and scored 52 goals, ranking him as the 15th highest goal-scorer among current LOI players. He had joined Galway from Salthill Devon in 1991 and most of his appearances were with Galway where he was three times their leading scorer.

In a spell with Sligo he got a taste of European football, when he was both hero and villain in their Cup Winners Cup victory over Floriana, Malta, when in the second leg 1-0 win he scored and was later sent off!

He had a short spell with Shamrock Rovers but returned to Galway, helping them to their League Cup win over Cork City in 1996/97, scoring in the Terryland first leg 3-1 win. For Dundalk he scored twice against Limerick in the FAI Cup first round replay but in 14 games he failed to deliver in the League.

Mark you he was not alone in that respect—the joint leading league goal-scorers were David Ward and Peter Withnell, each scoring 4 goals, while the grand total of league goals was 23 from 33 games!!

A closing sequence of 9 consecutive losses confirmed what was obvious from a long way out--relegation.