A Huge Roar Greeted The Return Of Bernard Brogan
Dublin manager Jim Gavin hailed the the determination and dedication of Bernard Brogan as the five time All Ireland winner made his competitive comeback.
The St Oliver Plunkett Eoghan Ruadh man made his return to action in yesterdays final phase 3 Super 8’s game against Roscommon in Croke Park.
A huge roar rang around GAA headquarters as Brogan entered the field in the 61st minute as a blood sub for Mark Schutte.
Although only on the pitch for a few minutes it was a remarkable comeback less than six months after the 2010 Footballer Of The Year suffered a devastating cruciate knee injury.
Brogan suffered the injury in training in February and immediately there fears not just about Bernard’s participation in this year’s championship but it was also feared that considering his age it might end his career.
The Dublin star underwent surgery in late February to repair the cruciate ligament and immediately set his sights on a return to action by early August.
For many that seemed a very optimistic target and others felt it was unattainable but they didn’t factor in Brogan’s determination and dedication to return in time for the business end of the season.
The Determination And Dedication of Bernard Brogan To Make Such A Quick Return Said All You Needed To Know About The Man
Hence the determination and dedication of Bernard Brogan to make such a quick return yesterday with such a hectic schedule said all you needed to know about the man and afterward yesterday’s game Jim Gavin was quick to hail Brogan’s return to action.
“He’s got a very busy professional life outside of his sport,” said Jim.
“To combine that and he’s just welcomed twins into his family and to have that at home as well and to still apply himself as dedicated and as diligently as he did the last five and a half months has been remarkable, but he’s got such a positive outlook on life.
“From the day the injury happened he was very focused on getting back around this time of the year and it’s happened for him.
“He’s got a lot of support obviously from family and friends, but it’s down to Bernard himself.
“He’s put a lot of hard work in there and that hard work has paid off, so it’s good to have him back.”
Brogan’s return further strengthens Gavin’s hand and it would be no surprise if the St Oliver Plunkett Eoghan Ruadh man got the winning scores in the games ahead.
All Hail the return of the ‘King Of The Hill’