As an athlete Brendan"s fitness and endurance were quite exceptional,but it was his ability on the football field which set him apart from all the other athlete"s .His leg speed was amazing as was his stamina, but ultimately it was his ability to kick goals that brought him great fame and fortune .At almost any position within the goal kicking area, and at any angle would result in a goal, thus was the level of his accuracy ,with many club wins being attributed to his individual performances.
Conversely,his love of the social life meant that he loved to relax & actively socialise after each game , to the point that his inability to control his drinking caused many problems, as by nature he was a very friendly fellow. However, his level of alcohol abuse had become such a serious problem, that many of his own team mates had stopped socialising with him altogether. As time went on his behaviour became more abusive and offensive as the alcohol slowly penetrated into his body.His marriage was now also in trouble ,and his wife had told him on several occasions that if he didn"t stop his drinking, that she would have no choice but to leave ,as many of his closest friends had stopped inviting him to their private parties as well.
Then, on one cold and wet winters night while driving home from a club function, he lost control of his high powerded car and slid sideways into a tree. He doesn"t remember anything about the accident, but after several skin grafts , plaster casts and much rehabilitation, he is trying to get on with his life as he now see"s every game ,...from the comfort of motorized wheelchair.