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Saturday 30 August 2014

Comedian tackles Joe Brolly rant with song

Comedy duo Conor Grimes and Alan McKee
Comedy duo Conor Grimes and Alan McKee

Comedian Conor Grimes has weighed into the row over Joe Brolly's fiery rant against Tyrone GAA star Sean Cavanagh with a musical tribute to the footballer pilloried by the TV pundit.

The Donaghmore actor, who is one half of the Grimes and McKee double act, has recorded a song in praise of Cavanagh as Tyrone prepare for next Sunday's All-Ireland semi-final clash against Mayo.

Former Derry footballer Brolly unleashed an astonishing post-match attack on Cavanagh after the Red Hand star's rugby-style tackle on Conor McManus as Tyrone beat Monaghan in an All-Ireland quarter final earlier this month.

Brolly branded the challenge "absolutely disgraceful".

Grimes said: "I was disgusted by Joe Brolly's comments and by the way the southern media have rounded on Tyrone as if they were animals.

"So I sat down and wrote a song for Sean. My sister-in-law Cecilia Eskerod, who's a Swedish singer, was over visiting Tyrone on holiday and she provided the harmonies."

Any money raised from the song will go towards a fundraising campaign for a new football field for St Patrick's Primary School in Donaghmore.

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