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Billy Brennagh

Full name: William Thomas Edmund "Billy" Brennagh
Gender: Male
Weight: 216 lbs (98 kg)
Born: August 13, 1877 in Brampton, Cumbria, Great Britain
Died: October 23, 1934 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: Shamrock Lacrosse Team, Winnipeg (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Lacrosse

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

A native of the United Kingdom, Billy Brennagh moved to Canada at a young age and took up lacrosse alongside three of his brothers while living in Manitoba. He eventually found a spot on the Shamrock Lacrosse Club and was with them when they won the Manitoba Provincial Championship in 1903. One year later they journeyed to the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, where they captured Olympic gold by defeating the St. Louis Amateur Athletic Association’s squad 8-2. A machinist by trade, he later moved to Port Arthur, Ontario and played on the local lacrosse team. He was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame, along with the rest of his gold medal-winning team, in 2004.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1904 Summer 26 St. Louis Lacrosse Men's Lacrosse Winnipeg Shamrocks-1 CAN 1 Gold

Men's Lacrosse

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1904 Summer 26 St. Louis Lacrosse Winnipeg Shamrocks-1 CAN Final Round Match 1/2 1 1904-07-07 Winnipeg Shamrocks-1 8, St. Louis Amateur Athletic Association 2 8