Saturday 24 June 2017

Bohs and Rovers charged over derby trouble

Fans from Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers clash at Dalymount Park during Rovers’ victory Photo: Sportsfile
Fans from Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers clash at Dalymount Park during Rovers’ victory Photo: Sportsfile
Daniel McDonnell

Daniel McDonnell

Representatives of Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers have been called to a disciplinary hearing in Abbotstown tomorrow to discuss the crowd trouble that marred last Friday's Dublin derby.

The FAI announced yesterday that they will charge both clubs for what unfolded at Dalymount, with supporters from both sides clashing after Rovers went 4-0 ahead.

A pitch-invading Bohemians supporter ran to the away section, prompting some Rovers followers to join him on the field, where punches were traded before gardai and security took control of the situation.

There were also disturbances some time after the final whistle involving a visiting supporter who ended up in the tunnel area where Bohs boss Keith Long was being interviewed.

After reviewing reports from the referee and the match delegate, the FAI released a statement indicating that they would be issuing sanctions. League director Fran Gavin was present at the match.

"It was decided that formal charges are to be brought against both clubs, who have been invited to a disciplinary hearing," read the statement.

Separately, representatives of the FAI's Stadia and Security Committee are to meet with representatives of Bohemian FC to discuss matters arising from Friday night's fixture.

"The FAI utterly condemns the behaviour of a number of individuals who were involved in the disturbance at Dalymount Park."

Rovers return to action tonight in the League Cup with Athlone Town the visitors to Tallaght Stadium.

Pat Fenlon is likely to rest players due to big league games with Dundalk on Friday and the rescheduled fixture in Cork on Monday.

Irish Independent

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