Gardai in Cork are investigating an incident in which teenage girls were involved in an organised fight in the city.
Video footage appeared online over the weekend of two young girls involved in an altercation on the northside of the city.
Over 100 teenagers gathered in the Kinvara Close area of Ballyvolane last Friday evening, in order to watch a prearranged fight between two secondary school pupils.
It is understood the girls were fighting about a boy.
Mothers in the area attempted to break up the fight. Gardai attended the scene after a call was made to the local station by concerned locals.
One caller to Cork's 96FM, identified only by the name Sarah, said it was "frightening" to see young girls viciously punch each other.
"All the teenagers were in a circle and two girls were in the middle, and they were being egged on to fight. We were told it was prearranged. When they did try to part from one another, they kept on being pushed on top of each other.
"When they were on the floor fighting, they kept being pushed on top of each other. They were being kicked in the head. It was unbelievable.
"There was myself and other mothers there, and we couldn't get through the crowd to help them."
The girls are believed to have been in their mid-teens and not from the area where the fight took place. The fight was originally uploaded online, but was subsequently deleted.
The fight echoes a similar but separate incident in Cork city last year. Last October, gardai launched an investigation after a fight between two Cork schoolgirls was uploaded on YouTube.
Up to 50 children gathered around the two girls, believed to be 12 or 13, and urged them to hit and pull each other's hair. The fight took place in a park in a Cork suburb.