Aughawillan referee Francis Flynn found himself at the centre of an ugly brawl that broke out during the first half of the All-Ireland Junior Club Championship semi-final between Kerry’s Dromid Pearses and Tryone’s Derrytresk in O’Moore Park, Portlaoise.
The GAA’s Central Competitions Control Committee is awaiting the report from Mr Flynn before deciding if any further investigation should be undertaken.
The game, which Derrytresk won by six points, was overshadowed by the brawl which involved players from both sides as well as club officials while supporters were also said to have leaped over the pitch side hoarding to become involved in the altercation.
The ugly scenes left Dromid Pearses Diarmuid O’Sé with a broken cheekbone, four time all-star winner, Declan O’Sullivan was reportedly struck with a handbag and Dromid Pearses midfielder Thomas Curran was left concussed after being reportedly struck by a fan.
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