Sunday February 23, 2020

Joe Brolly: Gael provocateur

He’s been a prolific corner-forward for Derry, a successful barrister and a controversy-courting pundit on The Sunday Game. But Joe Brolly’s perspective on the modern world is a dark and surprisingly angry one

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

23rd July, 2017

It’s September 19, 1993, and Joe Brolly is 24 years old and an All-Ireland champion for the first – and only – time. He’s scored a single point for Derry in the final against Cork and missed a goal chance, but all of that has faded away in the delirium of victory in the winners’ post-match banquet. He’s a jittery, nervous, kinetic ball of energy, chattering relentlessly and bursting into machine-gun laughter....

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