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Comedian hits back at Galvin claims over row

COMEDIAN Oliver Callan has hit back at claims made by Kerry footballer Paul Galvin about their infamous pub bust-up.

In an interview yesterday the controversial All Star and Irish Independent fashion columnist Galvin claimed the row had flared up after he politely refused to join Mr Callan's party for a pint.

The pair hit the headlines in October when they were involved in an altercation in the Dublin pub Kehoe's.

The footballer, who turned up for a radio interview yesterday in a pair of red cord trousers and brown leather lace-up boots from Topman, claimed he had heard jeering emanating from where the comic was sitting on the night of the incident.

Mr Galvin claimed he declined three invitations to join Mr Callan's table which resulted in some jeering -- at which point he said: "What happened next shouldn't have happened. I let myself down and I shouldn't have, probably," he said.

Speaking to the Irish Independent last night, the comedian strongly refuted the footballer's version of events.

He said: "Paul Galvin is clearly confused in relation to events in Kehoe's, so maybe he should go have a look at the CCTV footage of his antics.

"I never asked or would I ask Paul Galvin to join my company."

Irish Independent