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Looks Like Joe Brolly Could Be In Trouble Over His Sunday Game Comments

Looks Like Joe Brolly Could Be In Trouble Over His Sunday Game Comments
By Gary Reilly Updated

It's a strange quirk of the GAA that the Sunday game panelists have the power and influence to spark the association into action. We don't want to say that the association spend an inordinate amount of time analysing the analysts but once again it seems comments made on RTÉ have provoked the ire of the powers that be in HQ.

Chances are you won't be surprised about the identity of the individual or the particular comments that we are talking about. Joe Brolly caused giggles across the country on Sunday when he claimed that referee Maurice Deegan 'did something to Tyrone that normally happens between consenting adults in private'.

We may all have found that quite funny and enjoyed seeing his fellow panelists squirm at the mention of it, but it seems that may have once again put him in the bad books with GAA's referee chiefs.

The Independent are reporting that the referee's body have spoken to the national broadcaster looking for clarification on Brolly's comments with Sean Walsh, head of referees development, calling the statement 'unacceptable'.

The GAA have already let it be known to RTÉ that they were unhappy with Brolly's comments earlier this year following the Munster final between Cork and Kerry. That interference followed a public rebuking for Brolly earlier in the summer from RTÉ Head of Sport Ryle Nugent after the Derry man's much publicised comment about Marty Morrissey.

Whether this latest disquiet in the corridors of Croke Park will be enough to ensure Brolly is forced to take stock before unleashing one of his entertaining one liners is unclear. Regardless of whether he's actually correct or not, we can only hope not.

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