Thursday 27 October 2016

Marty Morrissey – I accepted Joe’s apology for ‘ugly’ comments

Marty Morrissey
Marty Morrissey
Joe Brolly

RTE commentator Marty Morrissey has said he was “disappointed” to be labelled ugly by his colleague Joe Brolly.

A week after the controversy, the Clare broadcaster will present RTE’s new GAA show The Marty Squad and will be joined by a host of Irish sporting stars.

The show, which will air for the first time this Sunday on RTE Radio One at 6pm and will feature former Roscommon goalkeeper Shane Curran, former Kilkenny hurler David Herity and newly retired Cork camogie star Anna Geary.

Speaking about the ‘ugly’ comment made by Joe Brolly, Morrissey said he has since got an apology from the controversial Derry pundit.

“I know Joe well over the years. I was disappointed by his comments but I appreciate that it was said in the heat of a live programme,” he added.

Joe Brolly

Marty will also co-present the show with fellow RTE star Paddy McKenna, while broadcaster Brenda Donohue will travel the country getting the opinion of fans.

The show adds to what looks to be a busy summer for Clare man Marty, who is also the presenter of RTE Two’s GAA magazine show Championship Matters.

“To win an All-Ireland takes a great squad of players and it’s the same for radio,” he said about the new show.

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