RTE have released an official statement on Joe Brolly's Marty Morrissey comments
No hard feelings it seems.
RTE have sought to draw a line under the controversy generated by GAA analyst Joe Brolly during the live broadcast of Cavan v Monaghan on Sunday.
Speaking about the standard of Cavan's football in recent years, Brolly made reference to somebody saying that it "was as ugly as Marty Morrissey," comments which drew an immediate reaction from host Michael Lyster and also attracted criticism from the public.
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Brolly apologised for the comments later in the programme, but RTE have sought to make it official today, with head of sport Ryle Nugent releasing a statement confirming that Brolly had apologised to Marty Morrissey and that the apology was graciously accepted.
The statement in full from Nugent reads as follows: "I have spoken with Joe Brolly about the comments he made in relation to RTE Sport’s GAA Correspondent and commentator Marty Morrissey on last weekend’s Sunday Game Live broadcast.
"Joe is acutely aware that his ill-conceived attempt at humour was both inappropriate and extremely hurtful and had no place in any broadcast. Further, Joe is fully cognisant of the fact that similar comments in any future broadcast cannot and will not be tolerated.
"Joe Brolly has spoken at length with and offered a heartfelt apology to Marty Morrissey which was graciously accepted.
"All parties now consider this matter closed."