William Brennan

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
25-04-1895
N/A
03-09-1925
Hulll
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
05-09-1925 v Widnes
Swinton
1927- when he Retired
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1925-1926
36 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
0
0
0
0

BIOGRAPHY

William Brennan by Alex Service

William Brennan was a hooker, St.Helens-born, who was signed on 3rd September 1925 and made his full debut two days later at home to Widnes. He played 36 matches for the club, some as deputy for regular hooker Albert Simm, his last being against Swinton on 5th March 1927, a 3-24 loss for the Saints. Although we know relatively little about this player, a revealing paragraph in the St.Helens Newspaper on 14th August 1931 filled in some of the details: “Brennan started with Recs, went to Wigan, from Wigan to Batley and Hull and finally back to the home town, where he played for the Saints. Brennan was considered an unlucky player, especially when he had a leg hurt in a Saints-Recs match. Perhaps he was not so unlucky after all, as he was nearing the end of his football career and netted £125 in compensation.”

Wigan records indicate that he played 8 matches for them in 1924, but that his origin was Batley, but somewhere along the line, the facts are maybe correct, although not in the right order.

Outside rugby, in 1939 William was living in Hardy Street, St Helens and working as a Labourer and Bricklayer in a Mine. He died in St Helens in June 1954, aged 59.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1925~260 0 0 34
1926~270 0 0 2
TOTALS:0 0 0 36
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1916~170001
TOTALS:0001

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
21st Apr 1917
W
10 Broughton Rangers* Fr WEL 1916~17 A 11 6 VIEW
5th Sep 1925
L
9 Widnes L 1925~26 A 5 11 VIEW
12th Sep 1925
W
9 Barrow L 1925~26 H 22 3 VIEW
19th Sep 1925
L
9 Broughton Rangers L 1925~26 A 3 7 VIEW
26th Sep 1925
W
9 Batley L 1925~26 H 15 3 VIEW
3rd Oct 1925
L
9 Swinton L 1925~26 A 5 12 VIEW
10th Oct 1925
L
9 Leigh LC1 1925~26 A 7 10 VIEW
17th Oct 1925
L
9 Oldham L 1925~26 H 3 16 VIEW
24th Oct 1925
W
9 Hunslet L 1925~26 A 14 5 VIEW
31st Oct 1925
L
9 Rochdale Hornets L 1925~26 H 3 9 VIEW
14th Nov 1925
L
9 Dewsbury L 1925~26 A 0 10 VIEW
21st Nov 1925
W
9 Warrington L 1925~26 H 12 9 VIEW
28th Nov 1925
W
9 Bradford Northern L 1925~26 A 25 6 VIEW
12th Dec 1925
L
9 Salford L 1925~26 A 3 17 VIEW
16th Dec 1925
W
9 Dewsbury L 1925~26 H 7 0 VIEW
19th Dec 1925
L
9 Swinton L 1925~26 H 9 10 VIEW
25th Dec 1925
D
9 St. Helens Recs L 1925~26 A 3 3 VIEW
26th Dec 1925
L
9 Wigan L 1925~26 H 5 10 VIEW
1st Jan 1926
W
9 St. Helens Recs L 1925~26 H 4 2 VIEW
2nd Jan 1926
L
9 Oldham L 1925~26 A 6 24 VIEW
9th Jan 1926
W
9 Wigan Highfield L 1925~26 H 16 6 VIEW
16th Jan 1926
L
9 Warrington L 1925~26 A 7 9 VIEW
23rd Jan 1926
W
9 Salford L OBJ 1925~26 H 13 10 VIEW
30th Jan 1926
W
9 Batley L 1925~26 A 7 0 VIEW
6th Feb 1926
W
9 Broughton Rangers L 1925~26 H 24 8 VIEW
13th Feb 1926
W
9 Widnes CC1 1925~26 A 10 7 VIEW
20th Feb 1926
W
9 Leigh L 1925~26 A 6 0 VIEW
27th Feb 1926
L
9 Hull CC2 1925~26 H 7 10 VIEW
6th Mar 1926
W
9 Wigan Highfield L 1925~26 A 15 10 VIEW
15th Mar 1926
W
9 Hunslet L 1925~26 H 16 8 VIEW
2nd Apr 1926
L
9 Wigan L 1925~26 A 18 30 VIEW
3rd Apr 1926
W
9 Bradford Northern L 1925~26 H 41 8 VIEW
5th Apr 1926
W
9 Leigh L 1925~26 H 37 2 VIEW
6th Apr 1926
W
9 Keighley L 1925~26 A 12 2 VIEW
10th Apr 1926
D
9 Rochdale Hornets L 1925~26 A 0 0 VIEW
28th Aug 1926
W
9 Widnes L 1926~27 A 8 5 VIEW
5th Mar 1927
L
9 Swinton L 1926~27 A 3 24 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 20 | LOSSES : 15 | DRAWS : 2

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