Comedian tackles Joe Brolly rant with song
Published 20/08/2013 | 01:30
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.