Frankie Brennan Obituary, Death – Frankie Brennan, a legend in Ardara GAA, died over the weekend. He was inducted into the Ardara Hall of Fame in 1995 after being inducted into the Donegal GAA Hall of Fame in 2002.
After getting into the Ardara senior team in the late 1940s, he purchased his own club shirt. He wore the same jersey from then until the end of his career. In a tribute, Ardara GAA club said, “His faded green and gold jersey stood out in many team shots of the day.”
Frankie began playing Gaelic football at Ardara National School, where he was coached by Seán Casaide. Summerhill College in Sligo was his alma mater, and he represented them in the Connacht Colleges final. He joined the Donegal minors in 1946 and was promoted to the Ardara senior team a year later.
Frankie won the Lagan Cup with Donegal in 1952, beating Armagh in the final. “He could do anything with the ball,” Ardara observed, “and there have been few better to wear the Club colors.”
“For many years, he was the club secretary and treasurer, and every money was meticulously tracked. He carried on his involvement to his family, who are still active members of the club today. Frankie Brennan was a legend at Ardara GAA and will be remembered forever.
He died in Letterkenny University Hospital, formerly of Magumna Ardara and formerly of Brennan’s Bar, Main Street, Ardara.
Frankie’s passing is deeply regretted by his loving family, daughters Rosemary and Denise, sons Paddy, Paul, Jimmy, and Luke, daughters in law Eileen and Claire, grandchildren Ruaidhr, Eoin, Cian, Jack, Cassie, Caoimhe, and Cillian, his sister Claire Oates (Dublin), relatives, neighbors, and friends.
Funeral services will be held from his home on Tuesday, May 10 at 11.30 a.m. to the Church of The Holy Family Ardara for a 12 noon Requiem Mass and burial in the adjacent cemetery.