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'I was wrong to hit him... but did I deserve a lifetime ban?': Trevor Brennan reflects on the moment he hit an Ulster fan

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The moment ex-Leinster and Ireland rugby player Trevor Brennan lost his temper and lashed out at Ulster fan Patrick Bamford

The moment ex-Leinster and Ireland rugby player Trevor Brennan lost his temper and lashed out at Ulster fan Patrick Bamford

The moment ex-Leinster and Ireland rugby player Trevor Brennan lost his temper and lashed out at Ulster fan Patrick Bamford

The sun greeted Trevor Brennan when he drew the curtains on that fateful Saturday in January of 2007.

By the time it had dipped beneath the horizon hours later, little did he realise that his career as a professional rugby player would also be sunk, except there would be no prospect of a new dawn.

For soon he would be banished from the sport he loved, a lifetime of regret the expensive price of a few moments of madness. Just 25 seconds which, for too many, would sum up his then 25 years in sport.