Is Joe Brolly Married? His Bio, Age, Wife, Son, Height and Net worth

Is Joe Brolly married? Yes, he is. His wife’s name is Emma Brolly. With his wife, Joe Brolly has turned as parents to five children. Their decades of successful conjugal life have made Joe have a perfect happily spent life. Brolly is a man of kind-hearted where he has helped to save the life of a man named Shane by giving his kidney. For every decision, Emma is just by the side of her husband. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Brolly:


Who is Joe Brolly?

Joe Brolly was born on 25 June 1969, which makes his age be 51 years old as of 2020. By profession, he is an Irish barrister and a former football player from Dungiven, Northern Ireland. As of now, Joe is serving as the Gaelic football analyst. He has played for Ireland’s Derry GAA for over a decade and has been able to earn the two All-Star Awards during his career.

For most of his playing career, he has played for St Canice’s Dungiven and later was transferred to St Brigid’s GAC in Belfast. He was able to retain two Derry Senior Football Championships while playing for football club St Canice’s Dungiven. Regarding his playing style, Joe normally played as a right corner-forward. He is always remembered for his pace, goal-scoring ability and accurate point-taking and is noted for his brilliant capacity to take on opponents. After retirement, he has started increasing his television roles and is regarded as one of the articulate pundits on Irish television.


Early Life and Education

Joe was born in 1969 to parents named Anne Corey (mother) and Francie Brolly (father). His father was a former Gaelic football player in the 1960s who later turned as the MLA and Sinn Féin councilor as well. Likewise, his mother is a Limavady Sinn Féin councilor and is noted for her musical appearance where she has served as a traditional singer. Talking more about his family, Joe is also related to Derry player Liam Hinphey who is his first cousin. Also, he is the first cousin of Monaghan player Vincent Corey and is related to Tyrone footballers Colm and Plunkett Donaghy by being their second cousin.

Joe was born as the eldest child to his parents and is blessed with other four younger siblings. Regarding his education and academic achievements, he went to St Patrick’s school in Armagh where he was said to be a border. Before playing football, he was interested in basketball and has earned two Irish titles in basketball. He also played in a European schoolboy international tournament which was organized in Israel.

After basketball, he joined two Dungiven clubs named Kevin Lynch (for hurling) and St Canice (for football). You might not know a fact that Joe has played hurling before football for his nation. After the accomplishment of his school studies, he was enrolled at Trinity College, Dublin and later attended the Queen’s University Belfast for his postgraduate course. Joe became the permanent member of DUCAC (Dublin University Central Athletic Club) and has also served the student executive as a member.


Career and Professional Life

Moving to his professional life, Brolly has proven to become a man of versatility where he has worked as a sportsperson, barrister, journalist and television pundit.



Brolly has specialized in criminal matters and it’s hard to believe that the sportsman has defended Irish republicans in court. As per some online sources, he was also involved in a case hearing at the UK Supreme Court. He is fluent in keeping his justifiable opinion in the legal sense.



As a journalist, Brolly has served the Gaelic Life and Ireland Mail on Sunday by writing a column. He has also been working as a football pundit for various television and radio station. One can find his regular appearance in the RTE program called The Sunday Game.


Playing Career

In the 1990 National League, Joe made his debut against Cavan and later became the part of the Derry side in 1993 where the team got the victory over the county’s first All-Ireland Senior Football Championship. He appeared into the limelight after receiving the All-Stars Award and was the top scoring player for the 1997 Ulster Championship. The team has won the NFL four times in 1992, 1995, 1996 and 2000 and the contribution of Joe was equally important in all the years.

Moving to his club’s career, he appeared into the highlight after being the part of the Dungiven’s Derry Senior Football Championship victory when he was just 21 years old in 1991. He also played for St Brigid’s GAC in Belfast. In a match against club Cookstown, he broke his leg. After retirement, Brolly has also served as a coach for the Antrim team which was able to become the winner of the 2008 competition and finished runners-up in the 2007 Tommy Murphy Cup.


Personal Life

Is Joe Brolly is a married man and is settled with his supportive wife named Emma. Born as the eldest son, he has always fulfilled all kinds of family responsibilities and obligations from his early age. Besides his life-partner, we don’t have the past relationship stories related to him.


Body Measurements

Moving to his body measurements, Brolly stands at the height of 5 feet and 10 inches or 1.78 m. Being a sportsperson, he has been always focused on maintaining his diet, nutrition and workout routines.  During his playing career, he has encountered multiple injuries where he has broken his neck twice and even broke his leg.


Salary and Net worth

The Irish television pundit Joe Brolly’s net worth is still under review. No doubt, he has amassed a jaw-dropping amount of net worth from his former playing career as well as from his involvement as a television pundit, journalist and a barrister as well.


Wiki and Facts

The biography of Joe Brolly is prepared by most of the demanded wiki sites including Wikipedia. He is also active on various social networking sites where Joe is available on Twitter @JoeBrolly1993.

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