Player at­tacks soc­cer ref­eree

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GAR­DAI are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a sav­age at­tack by a player on a 69year-old ref­eree at a Divi­sion 2 match in En­niskerry over the week­end.

Ref­eree Thomas ‘Tucker’ Dowl­ing was left with a cut lip, a bro­ken tooth and a chipped tooth dur­ing the match be­tween En­niskerry YC and Ark­low Town.

As a re­sult of the in­ci­dent, the clash had to be aban­doned af­ter 75 min­utes and the Bray man brought to hospi­tal to have his in­juries treated.

It is al­leged that Dowl­ing wouldn’t give a free-kick to the Ark­low Town player in ques­tion.

Wit­nesses said that he then punched Dowl­ing in the face.

‘I have never seen some­one go so mad in my life,’ said a spec­ta­tor who wit­nessed the in­ci­dent.


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