Sunday 18 August 2019

Two arrested following ugly brawl in stands during Tipperary's victory over Waterford

Semple Stadium, Thurles.
Semple Stadium, Thurles.
Ger Keville

Ger Keville

Two men were arrested and later released without charge after a brawl erupted in the Semple Stadium stands during Tipperary's Munster hurling championship win over Waterford.

Liam Sheedy's men made it two wins from two in the Munster round robin series with another impressive display as they saw off the Deise 2-30 to 0-18.

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A video shared on social media shows a number of youths fighting in the stands during the match as onlookers watch.

Gardai confirmed to that one juvenile and one young man were arrested under the Public Order Act following the incident and later released without charge.

"Two young men (one juvenile and one in his 20s) were arrested at the stadium under the Public Order Act, they were both later released without charge to be dealt with by way of adult caution and the diversion programme for young offenders," said a Garda spokesperson.

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