Tributes to Ardara & Donegal GAA icon Frankie Brennan

There’ve been warm tributes paid across the Donegal GAA community to Ardara’s Frankie Brennan, who has died after an illness.

Brennan, who was President of the local GAA club, was an icon in football for both club and county.

He won a Lagan Cup with Donegal in 1952 and played at Croke Park that year.

His style of football won countless admirers down through the years.

Brennan was also a passionate clubman and held just about every club officer position during a lifetime of service to his beloved Ardara club.

Donegal Live reports that in the late 1940s, after breaking into the Ardara senior team, he famously bought his own club jersey.

From then until he finished playing, he wore the same jersey.

Brennan was also a past pupil of Summerhill College in Sligo – and played for them in a Connacht Colleges final.

His funeral arrangements are here.