Wednesday 22 January 2020

Two found guilty of assault Croke Park final

TWO men have been found guilty of assaulting the referee at the end of a controversial Croke Park clash between Louth and Meath in the summer of 2010.

Joseph Conlon, 23, Haggardstown, Dundalk and Paul Grimes, 50, Willowdale Bay Estate, Dundalk had denied the charges. They were fined €1,000 each.

Judge Bridget Reilly rejected defence claims that the men had no case to answer because referee Martin Sludden withdrew his complaint.

Mr Sludden was attacked by Louth fans after he allowed Meath a goal in the closing seconds of the GAA’s Leinster Senior Football Final, which was decided n Meath’s favour by a controversial goal.

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