In 1961 the management of Turloughmore Hurling Club decided to seek the help of a trainer for the young team that showed good potential. After much discussion they sought the services of Tipperary man Mike Brennan who was in the army in Galway.
Mick Brennan became much respected by the Turloughmore players, who was a strict disciplinarian, who believed that eight O’Clock training should commence on time. The players quickly responded to the managers call and the team went on to win the County Final of 1961. Brennan went on to coach the Turloughmore Team to six titles in a row, bringing professionalism into the game at management level.
As we look on the game of hurling today, where Inter County Training has become professional. We can look back and say thank you to Mick Brennan for bringing professional training and coaching to Turloughmore, when he put our great Club into the history books in the annals of Galway hurling.