GAA Football

Brennan not complaining about busy schedule

Lee Brennan has had a busy few weeks with Tyrone and Ulster University. Picture by Mark Marlow

THE workload for inter-county players also involved in Sigerson football might be high on the current agenda but you won’t find Lee Brennan complaining.

Injuries picked up by Kerry and IT Tralee pair David Clifford and Gavin Crowley over the last four days have given fresh rise to the debate over the volume of games for top young players in the early part of the year.

They had both played three games in six days

Brennan himself was playing his third game in six days when he scored 1-1 in Ulster University’s comfortable Sigerson quarter-final victory over University Limerick on Tuesday.

But having sat on his hands and waited over a year for his big chance in Tyrone colours, which he took with both hands as he tormented the Dublin defence on Saturday night, the Trillick man was happy enough to manage the busy schedule.

“The legs are not too bad. As long as you get the rest and recovery, it’s not too bad. That’s just the demands you get of players now, they’re working at professional level with their universities and counties. I love playing for Jordanstown and Tyrone.

“It’s a dream as a young lad to play for Tyrone but I just need to keep the head down and keep working.

“The Dublin game was a brilliant experience. I just tried to do things simple and keep the ball moving.”

Brennan, whose brother Rory also starred in the Jordanstown victory that sets them up for a meeting with UCD/DCU [delete as applicable], is sure to retain his place in Mickey Harte’s side for the trip to Kildare this weekend.

Both sides have yet to pick up a point in Division One so far, but Brennan says that there is no fear in the Red Hand camp over the potential prospect of relegation.

“Nah, I don’t think so. We just have to keep the head down and keep working.

“I’ll not think about relegation, we’ll just take one game at a time. The Kildare game’s like any other game, we just have to prepare for it.”

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