De­ci­sions due on rows

Wick­low C.C.C. re­view two sep­a­rate in­ci­dents

Wicklow People (Arklow) - - SPORT -

DE­CI­SIONS were ex­pected to­day (Wed­nes­day) from Wick­low’s C.C.C. on the pun­ish­ments for those in­volved in two sep­a­rate brawls at GAA games last weekend in the county.

The C.C.C. met last night to re­view the ref­er­ees’ re­ports from the IFC meet­ings of Rath­new and Ash­ford in Joule Park Aughrim on Satur­day evening and Laragh and Donard-The Glen in Hol­ly­wood on Sun­day evening and video ev­i­dence was also due to be utilised in the search for cul­prits.

A strike on a Rath­new player on the ground was be­lieved to be what started the brawl dur­ing the IFC game in Aughrim. The game was in the sec­ond half and finely bal­anced when mem­bers of both teams and some in­di­vid­u­als from the side­line be­came in­volved in a fra­cas. Kicks and boxes were do­nated freely to the swarm of bod­ies with sev­eral play­ers be­ing knocked to the ground.

Ref­eree Kieran O’Shea con­sulted with his lines­men when the rel­a­tively brief in­ci­dent had been re­solved and he is­sued five red cards, three to Rath­new, two to Ash­ford, and the game con­tin­ued to its con­clu­sion with Rath­new win­ning well in the end.

In Hol­ly­wood, Laragh had just recorded a fine vic­tory over Donard-The Glen when, im­me­di­ately fol­low­ing the fi­nal whis­tle, it is re­ported that a Laragh sup­porter passed a com­ment in front of the Donard-The Glen dug-out. A brief melee arose which was soon calmed down and the is­sue was re­solved with play­ers and men­tors said to have shaken hands as they left the field.

The in­ci­dent in Aughrim could have dev­as­tat­ing con­se­quences for the cham­pi­onship am­bi­tions of both the Rath­new and Ash­ford teams should sus­pen­sions arise.

Ap­peals are ex­pected to be lodged and Wick­low GAA are set to hear these be­fore the weekend.

Ash­ford and Rath­new play­ers clash in Aughrim.

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