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Brolly's Baywatch jibe is just setting the scene

Joe Brolly (RTE1) Rory McIlroy (SKY SPORTS NEWS)

Published 26/05/2014 | 02:30

Joe Brolly
Joe Brolly

THE games haven't even started yet on Sky, and already Paddy is apologising. I warned of this a few weeks ago, pointing out that the arrival of Sky into our gaelic world may have quite a few unintended consequences for all parties.

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It didn't strike me at the time that the first flashpoint might involve a denigration of Rachel Wyse, but that's the way with unintended consequences – one wonders what outrages as yet undreamed of, are waiting to be born?

All we know for sure, is that the swift apology by Joe Brolly for his very poor "Baywatch babe" jibe may not be the last time that Paddy feels the need to recant, between now and the end of September. Maybe the simplest thing, would be to apologise in advance, for whatever else may be coming down the track.

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