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Comedian tackles Joe Brolly rant with song

BY IVAN LITTLE

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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