Joe Brolly

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Epic? Would that be the right word? Strict definition: “A long poem narrating the deeds and adventures of heroic or legendary figures.” Ah yeah, that’(...)

Seán Cavanagh on the charge for Tyrone during Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final defeat to Mayo. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Even in the wake of what Seán Cavanagh encountered on Sunday, Tyrone’s former footballer of the year believes Dublin, and not Mayo or Kerry, will capt(...)

Despite Marty Morrissey’s best efforts to blow their chances with a premature call on Mayo people everywhere to start booking their All-Ireland final tickets, there were Mayo smiles all around Croke Park and beyond yesterday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It was with a whole 10-ish minutes still to go, Mayo having just gone five points clear, that Marty Morrissey declared: “You can book your tickets, M(...)

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny jokes with buskers on Jones Road on the way to the All-Ireland semi-final.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It is after ten in the morning at 238th Street station and down below, Gaelic Park is lit by sunshine and its playing field is empty. Along the(...)

Tyrone defenders swarm around a Kerry player during the 2003 All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park. Tyrone won 0-13 to 0-6 and went on to defeat Armagh in the final. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Pat Spillane didn’t know what he was going to say but he knew he was going to say something. Knew he had to. Knew he needed to place on public record (...)

Tyrone’s Seán Cavanagh: “I’ve been listening to Joe for a long time and I never get too worked up about it. I leave that to my Da.” Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

We were somewhere around Garvaghy when the facts began to take hold. I remember saying something like, “I feel a bit light-headed; maybe you should dr(...)

Referee James Owens issues Dublin’s Ryan O’Dwyer with a red card after he was given a second yellow. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

It’s just over three-and-a-half years since the GAA rolled out details of the ‘Respect’ initiative, described by then president Christy Cooney as “the(...)

Monaghan’s Conor McManus is dragged down by Tyrone’s Seán Cavanagh during the All-Ireland football quarter-final at Croke Park. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

RTÉ Gaelic football analyst Joe Brolly has confirmed that he has talked to Tyrone player Seán Cavanagh following last Sunday’s All-Ireland quarter-fin(...)

Joe Brolly’s denunciation was directed at the fact that in successive weeks at Croke ParkTyrone had been guilty of conspicuous infractions, most highly-profiled by the rugby tackles of Seán Cavanagh. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Why Tyrone? Joe Brolly understands the mechanics of outrage well enough to appreciate that his timely outburst and unarguable concerns about the malai(...)

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte and Stephen O’Neill celebrate after their quarter-final win over Monaghan. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Mickey Harte was livid after today’s All-Ireland quarter-final defeat of Monaghan, the Tyrone manager rounding on RTÉ pundit Joe Brolly’s comments abo(...)

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