By Robert O’Reilly
Drogheda United are delighted to announce the signing of Killian Brennan ahead of the new season.
The 32-year-old departed Shamrock Rovers last October and he will now line-up alongside his brothers Gavin and Sean at their hometown club.
Brennan started his career off as a youth at Peterborough United before returning home to Ireland in 2004 to play for John Gill’s Dublin City in a brief six-month spell.
A successful three-year stay at Derry City was to follow where he was a key part of a side that won three successive League Cups as well as the 2006 FAI Cup.
The midfielder moved onto Bohemians in 2008 where he would add significantly to his medal collection as they won back-to-back League of Ireland titles along with another FAI Cup, League Cup and the 2009-2010 Setanta Sports Cup.
Across four and a half years, the Drogheda man scored 29 league goals in 122 appearances for the Gypsies before moving across the capital to Shamrock Rovers.
A disastrous season for the Hoops saw them finish fourth in the table with Brennan scoring a consolation goal in their 3-1 League Cup final defeat to Drogheda as he left for St Patrick’s Athletic at the end of the season.
Brennan played arguably the best football of his career in 2013 as he was voted the PFAI Player’s Player of the Year as he collected his third League of Ireland title having scored 8 times in 29 appearances.
He picked up another FAI Cup and League Cup winner’s medal while at the Saints before rejoining Shamrock Rovers for another one-year stay in 2016.
As one of the most decorated League of Ireland players in recent years, Drogheda United manager Pete Mahon was delighted to add Brennan’s experience and quality to his side as they begin pre-season.
“It is really exciting that we have a player of Killian’s quality on board with us for the new season”, Mahon explained Monday morning. “He has played at the highest level of the game year in, year out and won every trophy in the country.
“It was heartwarming talking to Killian and knowing that he is not motivated by money and he is so keen to play for his hometown club. I expect Killian to be a leader for us this season both on and off the pitch.”