Bohemians sign Rhys Brennan to first professional contract

Rhys Brennan

Rhys Brennan Credit: Bohemians FC

Bohemians have signed 18-year-old winger Rhys Brennan to his first professional contract with the club.

Brennan joined Bohs from Crumlin United in December and has since impressed at under-20 level as well as earning international call-ups at under-19 and under-20 levels. 

First-team manager Alan Reynolds highlighted Brennan’s speed and potential.

“Rhys is a really quick and direct winger who chips in with goals. He has loads of pace – he is rapid quick – and that really causes problems for teams,” said Reynolds.

“He has been training with the first team in recent times and has really impressed all of us. He is an old-fashioned out-and-out wide player and, given time, he has the potential to do really well for this club.”

U20s manager Trevor Croly also praised Brennan’s development and impact.

“Rhys has really impressed since he came in. When he came in initially, he had an injury. But once we got him up to speed, he has been excellent for the U20s and has gone on to train for the first team and has really impressed at that level too,” Croly said.

“He is a flying winger, who can play right or left, and is lightning fast. I love watching players like that, so I really think he will excite people.”

Croly compared Brennan to former Bohs player Daniel Kelly, adding, “He likes to go past defenders, and reminds me a bit of Daniel Kelly when he came to Bohs. That is the type of player he is, and I believe he has the potential to go on and become a fans’ favourite.”