Joe Brolly

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‘Derry Girls offers a telling depiction of a southerner in the North.’ Photograph: Channel 4

Speaking in the Free State Seanad in 1924, at a time when the Boundary Commission was considering changes to the Border, the poet WB Yeats predicted h(...)

Oulart-The Ballagh’s Garrett Sinnott scores a goal past goalkeeper Jack Cushe of Naomh Eanna during the Wexford SHC semi-final at Chadwicks Wexford Park. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

In the early days of Ireland’s lockdown, when being told to stay home felt like a novelty and was accompanied by an unexpected burst of Mediterranean (...)

Conor Moore: “I thought, ‘nobody is doing golf impersonations’. I took off about six to eight weeks and I learnt 10 guys and I put the video out for the Masters in 2018. And literally the night I put it out, the Golf Channel reached out to me and said we would like to talk to you about some opportunities. The rest is history.” Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Conor Moore is on the other end of the phone. There’s social distancing and, well, there’s real social distancing. Other side of the Atlantic style. (...)

Ray D’Arcy: monologue a mesmerisingly pointless exercise in solipsistic navel gazing. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/RTÉ

As one of RTÉ’s biggest stars contemplates retirement after three decades in broadcasting, there’s no hiding the trepidation in his voice at the prosp(...)

It doesn’t really matter just now what Brolly is ranting about: just that he is. There is comfort in that. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

It truly is a dark and fallen world when you find yourself fondly remembering Joe Brolly’s parka jacket. Remember that? Perhaps not. It already seems (...)

Often a better ‘watch’ than the Irish team, Dunphy turned half-time analysis into a national institution.

A week spent peering into the unnatural world of sports punditry suggests there must be extinction fears for that TV sub-species known as the lesser-s(...)

 Joe Brolly is now working with subscription broadcaster eir sport. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A Clare County Councillor has brought a motion calling on the minister of communications to step in and get Joe Brolly reinstated to the RTÉ panel. Ge(...)

Joe Brolly’s contract with RTÉ was not renewed at the end of 2019.   Photograph: James Crombie/inpho

A Clare County councillor has brought a motion calling on the Minister of Communications to step in and get Joe Brolly reinstated to the RTÉ panel. Ge(...)

GAA pundit Joe Brolly with Cork’s Alan Cadogan, Wexford’s Rory O’Connor, Dublin’s Paul Mannion and Kerry’s Paul Geaney, at the launch of Eir Sport’s 2020  Allianz Leagues coverage. Photograph:  Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

“Say it ain’t so, Joe.” – Chicago youngster to Shoeless Joe Jackson. “If you’re the only one out there with a pitchfork, you’re in danger of becomin(...)

Rory O’Connor of Wexford, Alan Cadogan of Cork, Eir sport analyst Joe Brolly, Paul Geaney of Kerry and Paul Mannion of Dublin. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Joe Brolly’s greeting is that of a man looking to equalise before the other team scores. “As my father said one time, I won’t be apologising to the li(...)

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