Thursday 27 July 2017

Joe Brolly blasts critics for wanting "Rose of Tralee coverage"

Joe Brolly
Joe Brolly

Tom Rooney

Joe Brolly has taken to Twitter and responded in kind to criticism regarding the Derry native’s latest spiel of controversial comments on the Sunday Game.

In typical fashion, Brolly had lambasted the decision of referee Maurice Deegan not to award Tyrone’s Padraig McNulty a penalty in Sunday’s All Ireland SFC semi-final loss to Kerry, claiming Deegan “did something to Tyrone today which normally happens between consenting adults", before adding “it was an obvious penalty and there’s no point in trying to gloss over that".

Head of Referee Development Sean Walsh later claimed that Brolly’s comments were “unacceptable” and should be withdrawn while GAA president Aogán Ó Fearghail was also scathing in his criticism.

Brolly used the social media platform to say: "They want Rose of Tralee coverage, instead of the real stuff discussed by GAA folk in the stands & bars."

The Sunday Independent columnist was responding to the Examiner's John Fogarty.

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