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23rd Oct 2018

Multiple players gang up on full-forward in latest GAA brawl

Jack O'Toole

Just two days after an ugly pitchside brawl marred Dingle’s 4-13 to 0-12 win over East Kerry in the Kerry Senior Football Championship on Sunday, new footage has emerged of another fight in the Minor Premier 2 Football Championship Final at Pairc Ui Rinn between Kilshannig and St. Finbarr’s.

Kilshannig won the game 2-15 to 1-11 but once again another match has been tarnished by a pitchside brawl with multiple St. Finbarr’s GAA players ganging up on the Kilshannig full-forward.

SportsJOE contacted representatives from both clubs for comment. Kilshannig have declined to comment and will leave the matter to the Cork county board.

St. Finbarr’s told SportsJOE:

‘It’s really disappointing. It was a great game of football with some very good play from both sides and it’s just a real pity that 30 seconds of madness has marred what was a great night.’

The incident in the minor match follows a string of similar instances across the country over the last month.

Slaughtneil and Ballinderry Shamrocks clashed in a Derry reserve Gaelic football Championship earlier this month, Ballyholland and Downpatrick fought in an ugly fight in Division 1 of the Down GAA All County Football League while an intermediate first-round tie between Strabane and Stewartstown of Tyrone was also marred by violence last month.

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