Gardaí to prepare file for DPP after machete attacks
Gardaí are to prepare a file for the Director of Public Prosecutions after arresting and questioning two men about an incident in which a group armed with a machete and a hurley attacked members of a soccer team as they took refuge in their cars.
Members of the Armed Support Unit were deployed to support uniformed and plainclothes officers as they dealt with the incident which happened near Wilton on Cork’s southside at about 7.30pm on Thursday.
A row broke out when two men in their 20s and a teenager, who were all highly intoxicated, confronted members of
Richmond FC who were training on their pitch at Garrandarragh off Sarsfield’s Road.
The soccer players were forced to defend themselves and the three young men left the scene after a brief exchange of blows but they returned in a car with two other men and they went to attack the soccer players with a machete and a hurley.
The soccer players got into their cars but the men began attacking the vehicles with the machete and the hurley, smashing in windscreens and side windows in five of the cars before gardaí brought the situation under control.