Leinster GAA to launch investigation after brawl mars intermediate club hurling quarter-final

November 13, 2022

A view of the sunset at Parnell Park. ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo.

Leinster GAA officials are set to launch an investigation into the brawl which marred yesterday’s intermediate club hurling championship quarter-final at Parnell Park.

The meeting between Dublin champions Naomh Barrog and their Wexford counterparts Oulart-the-Ballagh saw ugly scenes at the end of second-half normal time that involved players, mentors and supporters.

The scenes were captured on a camera phone and have since gone viral on social media.

Naomh Barrog won the game in a penalty shoot-out (3-2) and the Leinster CCC are now set to wait on the referee’s before launching an official investigation.

Speaking to RTE Sport, Leinster GAA chairman said severe sanctions could be imposed if necessary.

“We play hundreds of games every weekend in a spirit of enjoyment for both players and spectators and unfortunately we get isolated incidents which are rightly highlighted in the media and elsewhere, because they have no place in our games.

“We must deal them in as harsh a manner as we can, but also in a fair manner.

“There is any amount of sanctions available.

“There are very severe sanctions which can be imposed and if necessary which will be imposed.”

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