Thursday 14 December 2017

Brogan brothers are to the manor born

Bernard Brogan (left), with his mother Maria, holding the Sam Maguire, and brother Alan at the opening of the Celbridge Manor Hotel in Co Kildare.
Bernard Brogan (left), with his mother Maria, holding the Sam Maguire, and brother Alan at the opening of the Celbridge Manor Hotel in Co Kildare.

BERNARD Brogan might have the people of Kerry all in a tizzy after he agreed to turn on the Christmas lights in Listowel, but the Dublin 'ex-pats' of Kildare have given him a welcome to make up for it.

The All-Ireland star – who recently qualified as an accountant – joined his family yesterday for the grand opening of a hotel in Celbridge in which his father, Bernard Brogan Snr, shares ownership.

The Brogans were swamped by delighted Dublin supporters, including the youngest supporter, five-day old Kyle McManus – who soon found himself in the snug embrace of the Sam Maguire Cup, under the proud eye of his father, Stephen, who lives in Leixlip.

The Celbridge Manor Hotel – formerly known as the Setanta House Hotel – was bought over the summer by a consortium of business people including Mr Brogan Snr, Jeff Leo Brogan and the Castle Hotel Group for around €1.25m.

It was sold by receivers and had been closed for about 18 months beforehand.

Irish Independent

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