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Renowned Kilkenny hurling mentor and manager Br Damien Brennan dies following illness

The 59-year-old guided Kilkenny to an All-Ireland minor title in 2004.

Many Kilkenny legends have voiced their praise for Brother Damien Brennan over the years.
Many Kilkenny legends have voiced their praise for Brother Damien Brennan over the years.
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RENOWNED KILKENNY HURLING mentor Brother Damien Brennan has passed away following a long battle with serious illness.

The 59-year-old Laois native was the manager of the Kilkenny minors who won an All-Ireland title in 2004, and also coached several college teams throughout his career.

He was also a physio and a respected school principal at Coláiste Éamann Rís, Callan in Kilkenny.

Many Kilkenny legends, including Henry Shefflin, have spoken highly about the influence of Brother Damien, while Jackie Tyrrell has credited the much-loved coach for turning his career around.

Brother Damien features extensively in Tyrrell’s autobiography ‘The Warrior’s Code’ and also made an appearance in Tyrrell’s Laochra Gael episode on TG4.

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