The Irish Mail on Sunday
‘Hard start made me’
BERNARD BROGAN believes his hard-earned apprenticeship should serve as a lesson for Dublin’s young generation of stars who have already won so much in the game.
‘I spent three years on the bench before I even made my debut. So I didn’t get it easy,’ said Brogan. ‘These young lads coming through now think it’s easy to win All-Irelands at under-21 and senior and it’s great for them but I’ve definitely come a tough road.’
And the St Oliver Plunkett’s/Eoghan Ruadh club man says that he is a better player as a result. ‘It’s been tough but it’s also been hugely enjoyable and gave me a lot of experience to go out there now and try to win games like against Derry in the League final.
‘That experience means that when the game is in the balance and something needs to be done you’ve been there and done it and seen it all.
‘My experiences haven’t been textbook stuff but they’ve made me the player I am today,’ added Brogan.