Traditionally, Brogan has also been used as a first name for boys, after the Saint.
It may also be linked to 'bróg', the Irish word for shoe or boot, hence the reference to modern work shoes and boots as brogues. It is also common for someone with a heavy Irish, or Scottish accent to be described as speaking with a 'brogue', which derives from the same word.
Brogan's peers knew he was right for top court ; The state's longest-serving court of appeals judge is retiring after 30 years on the bench.
Jan 09, 2011; When Jim brogan steps down from his judgeship at the end of the month, he's not taking any secrets with him. The...
GAA: Brogan Is Brewing Up Another Shock to Toast a Dubs Win; ALL-IRELAND Q-FINAL: Dublin V Kerry, Croke, Saturday PUB CHAT SERVED PLANS FOR SAM
Aug 10, 2004; Byline: PAUL KEANE EARLY last January Alan brogan and David Brady shared their All-Ireland ambitions for the year ahead...