The Men of '67: Tony Brennan

13 September 2017

Meath great Tony Brennan

The 50th anniversary of Meath's third All Ireland football final win. Meet the men who made it possible.

Right half forward, on the wing, number 10 – Tony Brennan.

The Enfield man had a left foot which resembled a cannonball and was usually Meath's top scorer.

During the late 60's Tony Brennan was amongst the leading wing forwards in the country. In 67 he ended the championship with a scoring tally of 1-13, just behind Noel Curran who shot 2-11.

His 0-4 against Offaly in the Leinster final, a low scoring clash of 0-8 to 0-6 in favour of the Royals, was to prove invaluable.

Indeed Tony had a terrific record against the Midlanders. Three years later, in that most talked about provincial decider where Meath triumphed over Offaly, 2-22 against 5-12, he shot 0-10.

Dublin managers Paddy Cullen with Sean Boylan and Tony Brennan after the 1991 Leinster SFC replay at Croke Park

He was later to knock over 5 points versus Kerry in that years final.

1970 saw Tony Brennan at his peak and he ended up as the top scorer in the entire championship with a grand total of 0-33. Unfortunately for him the All Stars only came into existence the following year.

Besides Enfield, Tony (he also pulled on the number 10 jersey in 66 against Galway) played club football in Monaghan with Castleblayney Faughs and later transferred back to Dunderry. He was involved with Dunderry under age teams during the late 70's and later was the man in charge when the Black and Whites scooped their only Meath SFC in 1995.

As a selector he was a key member of Sean Boylan's staff when Meath gained every honour possible during the late eighties and early nineties.




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