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Dundalk fans smash up seats during FAI Cup win in Aviva Stadium

Published 08/11/2015 | 20:23

Damaged seats in the North Stand of the Aviva Stadium
Damaged seats in the North Stand of the Aviva Stadium

Around 30 seats in the Aviva Stadium were destroyed by Dundalk fans during their team's FAI Cup victory over Cork City today.

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Stephen Kenny's Lilywhites secured an illustrious double courtesy of a Richie Towell goal in extra time. And while the vast majority of the 25,000 strong crowd behaved themselves, there was damage done to a section of the North Stand where Dundalk fans were.

Thirty seats in the North Stand were smashed during Dundalk's win. There is no estimate cost of the damage so far.

One witness confirmed to Independent.ie that there was a group of troublesome fans in the Dundalk section and described them as "the worst ever seen" at the venue.

While no arrests were made, extra Gardai and stewards had to be pulled from other parts of the ground to police the North Stand.

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