Saturday 18 November 2017

Kerry GAA official calls for inquiry into Tyrone brawl

THERE were calls today for an investigation into the brawl that marred the All-Ireland Junior Football Championship semi-final yesterday..

The brawl between Dromid Pearse's of Kerry, and Derrytresk, of Tyrone, erupted just before half-time.

Officials and substitutes enter the field of play and Dromid midfielder Thomas Curran was concussed and unable to play the second half.

It is also claimed that Kerry star Declan O'Sullivan was struck by a handbag.

The GAA was today awaiting the referee's report before deciding what action to take.

Kerry county board officer Diarmuid O Se complained about a lack of security for players and called on the GAA to investigate, using video evidence.

He said: "While Derrytresk beat us comprehensively on the day, I thought that some of the scenes out there were some of the most disgraceful I have ever witnessed at a football game.

"I cannot understand how the GAA can allow this to happen. There was no security there today for our players.

"Declan O'Sullivan got struck by a handbag and was struck by a Derrytresk supporter as well. That was seen by a steward and the Garda have it documented but I don't think Declan will be doing anything about it.

"The GAA have video evidence available and maybe it's time to use it."

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