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Doreen Brennan

Doreen Brennan

Camogie player
Doreen Brennan
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Intro Camogie player
From Ireland
Gender female
Birth Wexford, East, Ireland
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Biography

Doreen Brennan is a former camogie player who in 1960 became the first player in camogie history to captain her side to victory in both the All Ireland Camogie Championship and Gael Linn Cup for inter-provincial teams in the same year. She won four All Ireland senior medals in 1957, 1958, 1959 and 1960.

Career

She starred in UCD's three Ashbourne Cup victories in a row of 1953 to 1955 and success in the Dublin camogie championship of 1955 and 1956, when she was captain. She was called up in 1957 for the Dublin team, who changed seven of their team after their shock 1956 semi-final defeat by Antrim. She retired from inter county camogie beforte the 1961 championship.

Golf

Former holder of the club record score in Delgany Co. Wicklow, Doreen is also an accomplished golfer, her lowest handicap being 4.

Family

Brennan was born in Davidstown, Co. Wexford into a family of 6 brothers and 3 sisters. Her sister Muriel Brennan was a renowned singer in her own right, once a lead with the Queensland Opera Company.

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https://web.archive.org/web/20120128172120/http://www.camogie.ie/AboutCamogie/ChampionshipHistory/tabid/61/Default.aspx=Camogie.ie
http://www.camogie.ie/AboutCamogie/ChampionshipHistory/tabid/61/Default.aspx=Camogie.ie
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?page=1&aid=143043&id=217157391491
http://www.irishnewsarchive.com/irish-independent.php
http://www.camogie.ie
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