FAI seek observations from Dundalk and Shelbourne following post-match altercation
The FAI have asked Dundalk and Shelbourne for their observations on a skirmish between staff and squad members in the aftermath of Monday night’s League of Ireland encounter at Oriel Park.
There were angry scenes in the technical area and the tunnel following the 2-1 defeat for the Dublin side, with post-match verbals on the sideline spilling over into pushing and shoving with local stewards involved in the altercation.
It’s believed that a dispute between a member of the Shels backroom team and a fringe member of the Dundalk squad was central to the tension but video footage on LOITV does not capture the beginning of the incident which was triggered by the aftermath of the handshakes between management teams.
The match referee Damien MacGraith was on the pitch and away from the action when it broke out. Fourth official Neil Doyle was closer to the action but it's understood that the referee's report is unlikely to be the catalyst for any further developments because the officials did not get a clear picture of what unfolded.
However, the FAI have asked Dundalk and Shelbourne for their comments on the incident.
Dundalk won the game 2-1 but there was late controversy when Damien Duff’s Shels had a goal chalked out for offside in time added on with replays suggesting it was harsh on Kyle Robinson.