Joe Brolly will no longer appear on RTE’s The Sunday Game after being left out of their panel for the All-Ireland final replay, according to a report in the Irish News.
The broadcaster announced earlier this week that the controversial pundit would be replaced by former Mayo manager Stephen Rochford for their coverage of the highly-anticipated replay between Kerry and Dublin.
Now, reports suggest that Brolly has parted ways with RTE after almost two decades as part of their punditry team.
Brolly has been involved in a number of controversies through the years, the latest coming when he accused referee David Gough of being “influenced by Kerry propaganda” in his decision to send off Jonny Cooper just before half-time.
The Derry native later retracted his comments and revealed that he had apologised to Gough for the accusation.
“I suggested in the heat of the moment that David may have been influenced by the propaganda emanating from Kerry in the lead up to the game.
“Afterwards, I contacted David to apologise for this. It was wrong of me and unfair on David, who is a man of integrity and honour.”
Rochford will join Pat Spillane and Colm O’Rourke on the Sunday Game’s panel, hosted by Joanne Cantwell, while the evening highlights show will feature Colm O’Rourke, Sean Cavanagh and Tomás Ó Sé alongside Des Cahill.
Alan Brogan, Conor McManus, Colm Cooper and Oisin McConville will all feature on RTÉ Radio 1’s live coverage of the game.