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Wednesday 21 November 2018

Galvin 'has not made complaint to RTE'

Ken Sweeney Entertainment Editor

RTE has not received a formal complaint from GAA star Paul Galvin in relation to sketches targeting him by 'Nob Nation' comedian Oliver Callan.

It was reported that a scuffle last week in a Dublin city-centre bar between Galvin, Callan and his producer James McDonald had been prompted by an appearance Callan made on RTE's 'Saturday Night Show' in March.

On the show, the RTE comic made a number of jibes about Galvin, who was said to be "outraged" watching the programme with his parents in Co Kerry. Galvin is later said to have expressed his fury to the show's producers.

However, an RTE spokesperson last night said it was not "aware of any formal approach" made by Galvin in connection to either Callan's 'Saturday Night Show' appearance or his radio sketches relating to the GAA star.

The ribbing continued over the weekend with Callan targeting Galvin on his 'Green Tea' radio sketch show last Saturday following the incident.

Describing Galvin's demeanour during the stand-off, which took place in Kehoe's pub on Wednesday evening, Callan said: "His eyes were popping out of his head. Initially I thought he was doing a funny performance but it turns out he was serious. If it was handbags, it was definitely a Hermes when it involves Paul Galvin."

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