23 May, 12:21
The Irish Rugby Supporters Club is delighted to announce that tickets for the GUINNESS Series 2013 will go on sale on ticketmaster.ie at 10am on Thursday, May 30.
Brendan had played professionally for Rotherham Titans and for a team in Alghero, Sardinia, before moving to Rome, where he was playing for a local team, Capitolina.
His Irish ancestry had also enabled him to represent the Ireland Under-19s. He had recently given up professional rugby after landing a contract at the Food and Agricultural Organisation, which is based in the Italian capital.
"He had been here just a few months but he was already one of us," said Paolo Vaccari, the president of the Capitolina rugby club. "He was a great player, an exemplary professional."
Many of the Exiles Committee, as well as his contemporaries - both from the Exiles and fellow Ireland Under-19s who played alongside him - will remember him well with affection. He was a lovely, quiet man. May he rest in peace.