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Gardai wrestle with streaker (who kept his socks on) during Kilkenny hurlers' victorious homecoming

Published 07/09/2015 | 20:55

7/9/2015: A streaker found himself being ushered off the pitch quickly by gardai at Nowlan Park during the Kilkenny homecoming. Photo: Pat Moore.
7/9/2015: A streaker found himself being ushered off the pitch quickly by gardai at Nowlan Park during the Kilkenny homecoming. Photo: Pat Moore.

Kilkenny have won the All-Ireland hurling championship 36 times but there was a very new element to their homecoming at Nowlan Park yesterday.

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Whether it is the result of a lost bet or someone getting caught up in the euphoria of the occasion, a man decided to doff his clothes and streak in front of thousands of Cats' fans.

7/9/2015: A streaker found himself being ushered off the pitch quickly by gardai at Nowlan Park during the Kilkenny homecoming. Photo: Pat Moore.
7/9/2015: A streaker found himself being ushered off the pitch quickly by gardai at Nowlan Park during the Kilkenny homecoming. Photo: Pat Moore.

The gentleman in question was wrestled to the ground by gardai and one used their top to create a makeshift nappy for the streaker before he was led off.

He kept his socks on throughout the incident.

Gardai told Independent.ie that a man was arrested in relation to a Public Order Incident at approximately 6.45pm in the park yesterday.

Brian Cody's men received a heroes welcome at the home of hurling in Kilkenny after defeating Galway by 1-22 to 1-18 in Sunday's final.

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