RTÉ GAA analyst Joe Brolly has apologised to correspondent and commentator Marty Morrissey for comments he made during last weekend’s The Sunday Game Live broadcast.

In a statement released on Wednesday, Ryle Nugent, Group Head of Sport for RTÉ, said he had spoke to Brolly about "his ill-conceived attempt at humour" which Nugent said was "inappropriate and extremely hurtful and had no place in any broadcast".

Brolly "is fully cognisant of the fact that similar comments in any future broadcast cannot and will not be tolerated," Nugent added.

"Joe Brolly has spoken at length with and offered a heartfelt apology to Marty Morrissey which was graciously accepted."

The statement said that all parties now considered the matter closed.