Investigation to begin into serious incident during GAA match in Mallow

Investigation to begin into serious incident during GAA match in Mallow

Gardaí and Cork GAA officials say they are aware of a serious incident at a Cork football league game in Mallow earlier this month in which a spectator was struck and injured.

An altercation on the sideline towards the end of the Division 2 game between Mallow and Eire Óg spilled outside the pitch perimeter with violent consequences, say sources familiar with the incident.

A Mallow supporter suffered facial injuries in the fracas, and gardaí have confirmed they are aware of the incident.

Cork GAA officials say a full CCC investigation will take place. Buttevant referee Colm Maher has already furnished his match report to the Board. A spokesperson confirmed they are aware of an incident involving some spectators but would not elaborate.

Mallow won the game 3-8 to 3-6.

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