It is with a heavy heart that we announce the retirement of one of Drogheda United’s greatest players and servants, Sean Brennan.
Sean has brought so much joy to so many Drogheda fans throughout his career and is recognised as one of the most naturally talented footballers in the League of Ireland.
Sean first played for the club in 2012 and after spells at Shelbourne and Athlone Town, re-joined the Drogs in 2015.
He made 178 competitive appearances for his local side, scoring 34 goals. That included two goals in four appearances this season, against Cobh Ramblers and UCD.
Sean has retired from playing with immediate effect but will remain involved with the squad and work with Tim and Kevin for the remainder of the season.
“I just want to thank everyone at the club for everything over the last number of years, from the manager to the coaching staff to the people behind the scenes that don’t get the credit they deserve. I’m very proud and honoured to have played for this special club for so long,” Brennan said.
Club chairman, Conor Hoey also commented following the announcement.
“Sean is a local legend, a beautiful footballer and a genuinely great guy. He’s been a pleasure to have in the club and I’m delighted that he is going to remain involved with the squad for the rest of this season. I’m also hopeful that he’ll be involved in the club in some capacity thereafter.
“Sean, we salute you and thank you for your amazing contribution to our wonderful club.”
Sean Brennan was born in Drogheda, lives in Drogheda and played for Drogheda United. A true giant of the town and a local hero.