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Croke Park bosses to investigate security breach

Published 18/03/2014 | 08:32

Derek Byrne, Mount Leinster Rangers, in action against Ronan O'Meara, Portumna
Derek Byrne, Mount Leinster Rangers, in action against Ronan O'Meara, Portumna
Padraig Nolan, Mount Leinster Rangers, in action against Damien Hayes, left, and Martin Dolphin, Portumna
Damien Hayes, Portumna, in action against Richard Coady, left, and Derek Byrne, Mount Leinster Rangers
Portumna's Peter Smith, Kevin Hayes, and Niall Concannon celebrate at the end of the match
Ollie and Joe Canning following Portumna's victory.

A FORMAL investigation is set to be launched after a supporter breached security and got onto the pitch at Croke Park.

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The man got close enough to referee Barry Kelly to verbally abuse him on the pitch.

Last night Croke Park sources confirmed last night that they will set up an investigation into how the supporter got onto the pitch.

Protection for officials on big match days was stepped up hugely since the 2010 Leinster football final when referee Martin Sludden was attacked by a match-goer.

But security was badly breached again yesterday when a supporter of Carlow club Mount Leinster Rangers got onto the pitch at the end of the AIB All-Ireland club hurling final and verbally abused Kelly at close quarters before stewards intervened.

Mount Leinster were beaten 0-19 to 0-11 by Portumna and their supporters were aggrieved at the sending off of Carlow wing-back Edward Coady in the dying minutes.

Few among the 30,400 crowd understood why Coady was red-carded but Mount Rangers manager Tom Mullally did not take issue with the referee.

Irish Independent

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