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'Unfinished business': Alan Brogan fit enough for Dublin's League campaign, says Bernard

Bernard Brogan hopes his brother will play on for at least another year.

(L to R) Alan Brogan, his son Jamie and brother Bernard.
(L to R) Alan Brogan, his son Jamie and brother Bernard.
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DUBLIN FORWARD BERNARD Brogan says his older brother Alan could feature in their county’s defence of the National League title this spring.

Alan Brogan has been out of inter-county action for over a year with pelvic and hamstring injuries, but made a welcome return to club football with St Oliver Plunkett’s in November.

“He has been out at training and stuff already,” says the younger Brogan, “so he could be in with a shout for the coming league games. That’s a decision he has to make. We will be pushing him in the direction to play for another year or two anyway.”

Having missed out on the run to All-Ireland glory in 2013, Bernard Brogan agrees that his brother may feel a sense of unfinished business with the county scene, even though he was part of the Croke Park celebrations in September.

“Personally, I felt very sorry for him because he has given so much to the Dublin jersey over ten years. He carried them for a long time on his own and when other lads came in to give him a hand he wasn’t there for one of the years that he would have loved to have been.

“He was there on the pitch afterwards and he enjoyed it and all but it’s just not the same when you are not playing. He’ll say that himself. I’d say, deep down in himself, he is definitely feeling there is unfinished business and please God he’ll hope to want to put it right.”

The 29-year-old , who will likely be out until March with his own injury troubles added: “[Alan] is working away with the guys in the background. As well, he’s in the gym. I’m not going to speak for him but we are hoping he will make the call.”

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