Pat Spillane appeared on the Late Late Show tonight ahead of the start of the championship.
He got wound up the decline of rural Ireland and the callous 'bastards' in Brussels that are bringing it about. He spoke about his daughter's emigration to Dubai.
And he spoke about the thorniest issues of them all. His relationship with Joe Brolly.
He said that Joe was a ;kind' and wonderful man in many ways, stressing the kidney donation and the opt for life campaign, before moving onto the things that annoy him about Brolly.
The Derryman's instinctive contratianism gets on his tits.
Joe is a barrister. It's very important people remember that about Joe. If I said 'up', Joe would say 'Down'. If I said 'that's Ryan Tubridy there', Joe would say 'No that's Brendan O'Connor'...
And then he regaled everyone with how he slaps Brolly down with the all too familiar Kerry putdown.
Pat Spillane's inevitable 'Well Joe Brolly' moment https://t.co/agARyhn4y5
— Aidan O'Donoghue (@AidanDonoghue) May 8, 2015