Four men arrested in connection with assault on referee

Four men arrested in connection with assault on referee
Daniel Sweeney

Gardaí have arrested four men in connection with an assault on a football referee in Co Offaly.

Daniel Sweeney was left with a number of injuries - including a broken jaw - after being attacked following the game between Horseleap United and Mullingar Town earlier this month.

Three Mullingar players were given 40-year bans from all football activity following the incident.

This morning, gardaí investigating the assault arrested a man in his forties, a teenager and two men in their twenties.

They can be questioned for up to 24 hours.

Four men arrested in connection with assault on referee

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