PAUL Galvin has offered to apologise to comic Oliver Callan over their bar bust-up but he doesn't want it to be a media event.
The GAA star wants to bury the hatchet with the RTE star, the Herald can reveal.
But he is not willing to be publicly humiliated any further over their fight at Kehoe's Pub off Grafton Street last week.
Sources have revealed that Galvin texted the mimic before he appeared on RTE's Saturday Night Show.
"Paul wants to move on from this now. He says that if it's an apology that Oliver is looking for then he'll give him one. But he'll only do it privately on condition that it's not turned into a joke," said a pal.
Gardai have spoken informally to the Kerry All-Star about the pub row which took place in front of a Government minister and senator last Wednesday night.
An official complaint has not been made about the events but the incident is still under investigation.
Officers have made contact with Galvin who was advised to seek legal advice.
Sources close to Green Tea and Nob Nation star Callan may still push for charges against the Kerry football star, if he doesn't get an apology.
He went on television on Saturday night where he ridiculed the footballer.
Galvin was reported to be "very upset" after Callan made "gay jibes" about him.