Wednesday 25 April 2018

Tyrone and Armagh fans involved in brawl on train following Croke Park clash

No arrests were made
No arrests were made
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Around a dozen fans from Tyrone and Armagh traded punches on a train from Dublin-to-Belfast on Saturday evening after their All-Ireland quarter-final game at Croke Park.

Fellow passengers were shocked when the brawl erupted before the 20:50 train reached the station in Drogheda.

Gardai were called to quell the tensions on board the Translink service.

A Garda spokesperson told Independent.ie: "On Saturday 5th August 2017 at approximately 10.20pm Irish Rail staff contacted Gardaí at Drogheda Garda Station to inform them that there was a disturbance on board a Belfast bound train.

"Gardaí arrived on the scene and boarded the train. They spoke to a number of passengers and calmed the situation down. No complaints were made and no arrests took place. The train departed a short time later without further incident."

A Translink spokesperson said  that they had received reports ‘involving some disruptive passengers’ and that the Garda had been called to the incident.

“The train stopped at Drogheda to allow them to board and deal with the situation,” they continued.

“A number of passengers were removed and the Garda continued to travel on the train to Dundalk.”

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