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Marty Morrissey when details were announced of his new show "The Marty Squad" ....a fresh look at the GAA Championships each Sunday evening from 6-7pm on RTE Radio 1.

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Presented by Marty Morrissey with Paddy McKenna the show will take a different look at the weekends GAA action. Reporter Brenda Donohue will be on the road at the big matches each weekend talking to fans and sampling the atmosphere. 

Every Sunday the squad will be joined by a panel of regular guests - former Roscommon goalkeeper and Connacht championship winner Shane Curran, former Kilkenny All Ireland winner David Herity and Cork Camogie star Anna Geary. And therell be a chance for the real experts  the supporters on the road home  to have their say too.

Marty Morrissey when details were announced of his new show "The Marty Squad" ....a fresh look at the GAA Championships each Sunday evening from 6-7pm on RTE Radio 1. PICTURE BRIAN MCEVOY NO REPRO FEE FOR ONE USE Presented by Marty Morrissey with Paddy McKenna the show will take a different look at the weekends GAA action. Reporter Brenda Donohue will be on the road at the big matches each weekend talking to fans and sampling the atmosphere. Every Sunday the squad will be joined by a panel of regular guests - former Roscommon goalkeeper and Connacht championship winner Shane Curran, former Kilkenny All Ireland winner David Herity and Cork Camogie star Anna Geary. And therell be a chance for the real experts the supporters on the road home to have their say too.

'Gaahh is a sport that rightfully prides itself on being a man’s game, but if RTÉ really feel that Brolly’s comments are beyond the Pale?'

'Gaahh is a sport that rightfully prides itself on being a man’s game, but if RTÉ really feel that Brolly’s comments are beyond the Pale?'

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Marty Morrissey when details were announced of his new show "The Marty Squad" ....a fresh look at the GAA Championships each Sunday evening from 6-7pm on RTE Radio 1. PICTURE BRIAN MCEVOY NO REPRO FEE FOR ONE USE Presented by Marty Morrissey with Paddy McKenna the show will take a different look at the weekends GAA action. Reporter Brenda Donohue will be on the road at the big matches each weekend talking to fans and sampling the atmosphere. Every Sunday the squad will be joined by a panel of regular guests - former Roscommon goalkeeper and Connacht championship winner Shane Curran, former Kilkenny All Ireland winner David Herity and Cork Camogie star Anna Geary. And therell be a chance for the real experts the supporters on the road home to have their say too.

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.

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'Gaahh is a sport that rightfully prides itself on being a man’s game, but if RTÉ really feel that Brolly’s comments are beyond the Pale?'

'Gaahh is a sport that rightfully prides itself on being a man’s game, but if RTÉ really feel that Brolly’s comments are beyond the Pale?'

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'Gaahh is a sport that rightfully prides itself on being a man’s game, but if RTÉ really feel that Brolly’s comments are beyond the Pale?'


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.