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Joe Brolly
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Joe Brolly, taken at a 2011 event to promote the Irish language
Personal information
Sport Gaelic football
Position Corner forward
Born 25 June 1969 (1969-06-25) (age 52)
Dungiven, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Occupation Barrister, columnist, television pundit
Club(s)
Years Club
? – ?
Dungiven
St Brigid's
Club titles
Derry titles 2
Ulster titles 1
Inter-county(ies)
Years County
1990–2001
Derry
Inter-county titles
Ulster titles 2
All-Irelands 1
NFL 4
All Stars 2
Joe Brolly celebrates Líofa
Joe Brolly (right), with other Irish language enthusiasts, taken at a 2011 event advocating that people learn the language

Joe Brolly (born 25 June 1969 Dungiven, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland) is a Gaelic football analyst, former player and barrister who played at senior level for the Derry county team.

Brolly played for Derry in the 1990s and early 2000s and was part of the county's only All-Ireland Senior Football Championship winning side in 1993. He also won two Ulster Senior Football Championships and four National League titles. He received two All Star Awards during his career.

Brolly played club football for St Canice's Dungiven for most of his career, before transferring to St Brigid's GAC in Belfast. With Dungiven he won two Derry Senior Football Championships and one Ulster Senior Club Football Championship.

He usually played as right corner forward and was renowned for his accurate point-taking, goal-scoring ability, pace and ability to take on opponents. He was also known for his goal celebration of blowing kisses to the crowd, and had his nose broken twice during his career immediately after scoring goals.

After retiring as a player, Brolly fashioned a niche for himself in television punditry, most prominently with RTÉ on The Sunday Game until 2019.

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