Horror at sickening hurley attack in Blarney shop

Horror at sickening hurley attack in Blarney shop
The attack in the shop in Blarney today

A MAN was taken to hospital after being viciously assaulted in a shop in Blarney today.

The assault by a number of men is believed to be linked to a feud between Traveller groups in Cork city and led to a number of videos being shared online this evening.

One of the videos claimed to be of the assault in the Blarney shop. It showed a man being beaten on the ground and staff screamed for it to stop. 

One of the attackers was using a hurley. 

Another video featured a man who threatened to "cut ye in half when we get ye". 

It follows a number of 'call-out videos' uploaded to social media in recent weeks, as well as others in January, connected to a feud.

Two men have been charged in connection with online threats in recent weeks.

However, a garda spokesman said there were no arrests made arising out of today's assault in Blarney.

In the videos, uploaded in recent weeks and in January, large groups of men were shown making threats to their rival groups.

It is understood that a paid fight is scheduled between the sides during the summer.

Local Independent councillor Ken O'Flynn said the fear is that somebody will be killed in the feud.

"It is becoming more and more violent," he said.

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