Wednesday 17 January 2018

Kerry spewed 'a torrent of vomit football' - Joe Brolly

RTE pundit Joe Brolly
RTE pundit Joe Brolly
Cliona Foley

Cliona Foley

JOE BROLLY will incur even more wrath from Kerry after his latest inflammatory comments about their All-Ireland success.

The RTE pundit is particularly scathing in his column for Ulster GAA newspaper 'Gaelic Life' this week.

"If Tyrone introduced puke football then Kerry were the little girl in 'The Exorcist' whose head revolves as she machine-guns the walls with a torrent of vomit," Brolly says.

"The 2014 All-Ireland final duly enters the annals as the worst final ever. The first quarter of the second half was afterwards described by Kieran Donaghy as 'feeling like about three years'," he adds. "If it felt like that for one of the players, spare a thought for the rest of us."

He argues that Jimmy McGuinness' "monster is already sweeping through club football".

Now that it has the endorsement of the Kingdom, that process will accelerate.

"They will celebrate in Kerry but, for the first time ever, no one else will," Brolly alleges.

"We could all share in the previous 36 wins, dreaming of being those boys some day ourselves: Jacko, Micko, Pat, Maurice and The Gooch.

Travesty

"But no one wants any part of Sunday's joyless, ugly travesty. So well done Kerry, but you can get off your high horse now.

"Maybe it's only puke football if someone else is playing it," he concludes.

Kerry star Donaghy had a lash at Brolly in the immediate aftermath last Sunday for a previous column he had written saying the Kingdom's 'production line' had dried up.

Elsewhere, Dublin boss Gregory McGonigle has made two changes for Sunday's TG4 All-Ireland senior ladies football final against champions Cork, who are unchanged.

Sinead Finnegan returns to wing-back after missing their last two games with injury and Natalia Hyland replaces Niamh McEvoy at centre-forward.

It has been confirmed that Ulster rugby's home, Kingspan Stadium in Ravenhill, will host a charity GAA game on September 25, in aid of Motor Neurone Disease.

It is the brainchild of former Antrim captain Anto Finnegan who is suffering from MND, with details to come next week.

Clare's Aaron Cunningham and Colm Galvin and Wexford's Conor McDonald have been nominated for the Bord Gais U-21 Hurler of the Year.

DUBLIN (LF v Cork) - C O'Connor; R Ruddy, S Furlong, L Caffrey; S Finnegan, S Goldrick, S McGrath; D Masterson, M Lamb; N Healy, N Hyland, C Rowe; L Davey, S Aherne, L Peat.

CORK (LF v Dublin) - M O'Brien; R Phelan, A Walsh, B Stack; V Foley, D O'Reilly, G O'Flynn; R Buckley, B Corkery; A Walsh, C O'Sullivan, O Farmer; V Mulcahy, G Kearney, O Finn.

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