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Joe Brolly apologises to Sean Cavanagh over 'as a man' comment

Updated: Thursday, 08 Aug 2013 18:19 | Comments

RTÉ pundit Joe Brolly launched a dramatic diatribe against 
Sean Cavanagh, whose man-of-the-match performance against Monaghan was punctuated by one particularly cynical tackle
RTÉ pundit Joe Brolly launched a dramatic diatribe against Sean Cavanagh, whose man-of-the-match performance against Monaghan was punctuated by one particularly cynical tackle

Joe Brolly has said he personally apologised to Sean Cavanagh for one aspect of his comments about the midfielder during his analysis of Tyrone’s victory over Monaghan on Saturday.

In the course of an impassioned attack on Tyrone’s tactics during their victory, the 1993 All-Ireland winner said he realised his comments about Cavanagh “as a man” were unfair after watching the footage again.

Speaking on TV3 this morning, Brolly said: "I spoke to Sean yesterday and apologised for one line which I hadn’t realised that I’d said at the time that ‘as far as he’s a man you can forget about him’. What I meant obviously was that as a man he doesn’t conduct himself on the sporting field the way he ought to. But it’s nothing to do with his private life."

According to Brolly, Cavanagh accepted the apology.

He added: "I didn’t intend to impute anything about his private life. It was most unfair. I appreciated that when I looked at it again. Fair is fair, and he was very gracious about accepting it."

Tyrone will play Mayo in the first All-Ireland semi-final, which will be broadcast live on RTÉ Two on Sunday, 25 August.

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