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Brolly Refutes Cooper’s Claims He Apologised Over Testimonial Comments

Dublin , Ireland - 28 August 2016; A disappointed Colm Cooper of Kerry after the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Semi-Final game between Dublin and Kerry at Croke Park in Dublin. (Photo By Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

One of the most outspoken GAA pundits in the country, Joe Brolly, has again been thrust into the spotlight after refuting claims made by Colm Cooper this week. 

Speaking on the Late Late Show, Cooper claimed that Brolly had apologised to him over all the fuss created regarding the pundit’s views on the former Kerry footballer’s testimonial dinner, which is to take place later this month.

The crux of Brolly’s argument against the dinner is that Cooper should not benefit from any of the proceeds of his planned event and instead distribute any cash made to charities. While some of the proceeds will go to charity, Cooper is set to make money from the night also.

“What he should have done was to give the entire proceeds of the night to good causes,” Brolly wrote in his Sunday Independent column last month.

“This would set exactly the right example for others. What could be better than a night of celebration of his magnificent career, where three or four hundred thousand goes to Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, or is split between a number of charities.”

The former Derry man’s comments have, as usual, caused quite a stir in GAA circles with Cooper, of course, being made aware of the article, and even though he says Brolly has apologised the RTÉ pundit tweeted to the contrary.

This is not the first and certainly won’t be the last time Brolly is at the centre of a media storm. We must now wait and see how this current one plays out.

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.