Friday 13 December 2019

Kieran Donaghy slams Joe Brolly for "lazy journalism"

21 September 2014; Kieran Donaghy, Kerry, celebrates after the game. GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Final, Kerry v Donegal. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
21 September 2014; Kieran Donaghy, Kerry, celebrates after the game. GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Final, Kerry v Donegal. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE

He used his post-game interview to have a dig at the Derry All-Ireland winner and Kieran Donaghy is still pulling no punches when it comes to Joe Brolly.

"Well Joe Brolly, what do you think of that?!" - was how Donaghy responded to Brolly's suggestion that the production line in Kerry was finished and on Off The Ball last night, he continued along the same lines.

“It was James O’Donoghue who brought it up to me on the morning of the game," he said.

“He said ‘Joe Brolly is some man to say the production line is gone’. I said ‘we’ll try our best to show him this evening’. I don’t know why it came into my head, but it just did.

“His article was ‘the production lines grinds to a halt in Kerry’. It was at a time when we were struggling in league games and I always say ‘never judge Kerry in the league’.”

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It was pointed out to the big full-forward that Brolly wasn't the only pundit to write the Kingdom off but the goalscorer from Sunday was unhappy with how Brolly framed it.

“We’d a few retirements and I’d say it was a small bit of lazy journalism really that he went that much at it," he added

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“He was studying the facts of U21′s and no minors winning All-Irelands and that kind of stuff. But for us, it was all about winning the All-Ireland, and this Joe Brolly thing’s kind of gone a bit mad all over the place.”

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