Ahead of our St Patrick’s Day fixture against Middlesbrough this weekend, we asked supporters who their favourite Irish player of all-time was. Here’s the top five:
Recently back from his long injury lay-off, our Republic of Ireland international Bee will always be remembered by fans for scoring the goal that clinched promotion to the Sky Bet Championship in 2014. Capable of playing across the midfield, Alan is a fans’ favourite at Griffin Park having played more than 100 games, scoring 24 goals.
A one club man, our current B Team Head Coach is fourth on our all-time appearance list and captained The Bees more than 200 times. At the time of his retirement in May 2015 he was our longest serving player, having signed his first professional contract in 1999.
Alan spent four years at Griffin Park after joining from Swindon Town. The energic, tough-tackling Irishman was named Player of the Year as Brentford won promotion to the second tier in 2014.
A small and tricky midfielder, Jay joined The Bees in 2000 and played in the 2005 and 2006 Play-off campaigns. During his time at Brentford, he also played for the Republic of Ireland U21s ten times.
Stephen was an Irish international who could play as a winger or in the central striking role. In his four years at Griffin Park, he became an integral part of the team, scoring 25 goals in 135 league appearances before moving to Reading in the summer of 2005.
Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with us by joining us at Griffin Park on Saturday. Tickets are available to previous ticket purchasers and start from £23 Adults and only £6 Juniors so buy your tickets online here.