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Treaty probe fan hitting player

THE familiar scourge of club final indiscipline has reared its head again following an unsavoury flashpoint near the end of the drawn Limerick SFC decider, writes Frank Roche.

County board chiefs have promised to review the referee's report at tonight's CCC meeting, after a Dromcollogher-Broadford supporter reportedly went onto the Gaelic Grounds pitch and confronted Newcastle West player James Kelly, who had just been sent off.

Some graphic photographic evidence of the incident has already been published and is likely to play a part in whatever investigation transpires.

No action was taken at the time by ref Richard Moloney, but Limerick secretary Mike O'Riordan has confirmed that the referee has been requested to submit his match report prior to tonight's CCC meeting.

Even before the ugly climax, Kelly had been the central figure, scoring 2-2 of their tally in a 2-7 to 0-13 draw.

The replay has been fixed for next Friday night (7.15) at the same venue.

Elsewhere, gardaí intervened after violence threatened to erupt at Kingspan Breffni Park during the Ulster club SFC clash between Cavan's Mullahoran and Errigal Ciarán of Tyrone.

World handball champion Paul Brady had been sent off on a straight red.

Then at half-time an Errigal fan leaped forward to lean over the tunnel and berate the Cavan players as they exited for the dressing-rooms. Gardai were soon on the scene and arrested the supporter, whose team subsequently strolled to a 4-15 to 1-7 victory.


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