Thursday 21 June 2018

'He was just walking on the street minding his own business' - Waterford FC manager's leg 'broken' in vicious attack

Waterford FC manager Alan Reynolds suffered an attack. Picture: Sportsfile
Waterford FC manager Alan Reynolds suffered an attack. Picture: Sportsfile
Luke Byrne

Luke Byrne

Waterford FC manager Alan Reynolds is recovering in hospital after he suffered a vicious, unprovoked attack.

It is understood Mr Reynolds (44) suffered injuries to his face and a suspected broken leg after he was set upon from behind at around 1am yesterday.

The incident happened when he was walking on the main street, in Tramore, Co Waterford.

At least two men attacked the manager in an incident which the club has suggested was out of the blue.

"Waterford FC can confirm that manager Alan Reynolds is recovering in hospital following an unprovoked assault last night. The club will be making no further comment on the matter," a statement said.

"As far as I know, he was just walking on the main street minding his own business and the lads just jumped on him," a source said.

"It looks at the moment like the injuries to his face are superficial, thank God, but the leg might be broken. I'm not sure if he even got a look at the lads."

Gardaí from Tramore are investigating the incident and have begun trawling CCTV to identify the attackers.

Meanwhile, a man in his 30s is in a critical condition with a head injury in University Hospital Cork after he was assaulted outside a nightclub on Davitts Quay, Dungarvan, Co Waterford.

A man in his 20s was arrested yesterday and is being detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

Irish Independent

Editor's Choice

Also in Irish News