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'I am still cringing about it' - Joe Brolly on those comments about Marty Morrissey

Brolly has addressed the issue in his weekly Gaelic Life column.

RTÉ pundit Joe Brolly.
RTÉ pundit Joe Brolly.
Image: Lorcan Doherty

JOE BROLLY HAS revealed that he is ‘still cringing’ after his remarks last Sunday where he compared Cavan’s ‘ugly’ style of football to RTÉ commentator Marty Morrissey.

RTÉ yesterday issued a statement that they had warned Brolly about his future comments in the wake of the incident and it also emerged that 20 complaints were made to the national broadcaster in the wake of the controversy.

In his Gaelic Life column this week, Brolly reiterated his regret over the incident.

“Myself and Tomás Ó Sé had been having a laugh with stewards and supporters outside just before we went on air. All jokes and craic.

“Tomás texted me on the Monday morning to say ‘Had a great laugh yesterday Joe. If every day’s work was like that I’d live ‘til 100.’

Problem is that when we went on air a few minutes later, it wasn’t the Oliver Callan Show, but the Sunday Game.

Marty Morrissey RTÉ's Marty Morrissey. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

“Marty Morrissey is a decent, good humoured man. When I apologised to him he was quick to accept it.

“But there is no doubt he was hurt. It was a very poor thing to say and I am still cringing about it as I write this.”

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