Out-of-control seagulls even target the Dubs

Ned O'Sullivan, inset, an angry bird

OUT-of-control seagulls are now making their mark on major sporting occasions.

Dublin footballer Denis Bastick was the victim on Sunday when a gull pooped on his head.

It came in the closing stages of the Dubs' Leinster final thrashing of Meath.

Senator Ned O'Sullivan raised concerns about the behaviour of gulls in the city last week.

But the Fianna Fail senator's warnings were ridiculed.

He insisted the birds had "lost the run of themselves" and were becoming a threat to public safety. "They're very raucous. They're keeping people awake.

"I saw that they're getting so cheeky now that they attack young children," he said.