The article looks at the Donegal GAA legend Brendaa Devenney. We will examine his personal and career life and why he is weeping over a double tragedy.
We will tell you how the legend and many others in his native community are in shock over these two tragedies.
Who is Brendaa Devenney?
Brendan Devenney is an Irish Gaelic football coach, broadcaster as well as a former player.
He was born in 1976 to Paddy and Imelda Devenney.
His first career was with his school team at St Eunan’s College.
The Donegal legend while playing at the club did spend time playing association football matches for League of Ireland club Finn Harp.
The player represented the Donegal County team and even won the 1998 as well as the 2001 International Rules Series with Ireland.
The legend as he is affectionately called is regarded as one of the greatest player to don the Donegal Jersey.
Brendan Devenney is seen as his county’s main marksman in the pre-McGuinness era.
The famous player won the Donegal Senior Football Championship on five occasion. He also took part in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship semi-finals in 2003.
His post football career saw him coach local clubs and even did BBC commentary.
Brendan Devenney is said to have been critical of the GAA qualifiers. His views are that the they seem to be “diluted the Championship season a bit.”
The former BBC commentator also got involved in national radio debate hosted by Marian Finucane which always revolve on the topic of money.
What is Brendan Devenney double Tragedy?
The former player, coach and media personality is mourning. He is mourning the loss of two of his family members who died in less than 24 hours apart.
The first was his father Patrick Devenney. His death occurred on Wednesday and by Thursday, the next day, he tragically lost his sister by name Margaret.
The death of the two in hours has left the local community in shock. Tributes have been pouring in for the two as their joint funeral has been schedule on Saturday,24th September,2022.
There has been a tribute from the St Eunan’s GAA Club in Letterkenny. This was where late Margaret’s children play.
The club issued a statement to mourn with the Devenney family
A spokesperson said: “We will sorely miss you Margaret – along with your smile and warmth which greeted so many of us when we were fortunate enough to meet you.”