City division await referee's report following unruly scenes in St Vincent's and Na Piarsaigh U21 football clash

City division await referee's report following unruly scenes in St Vincent's and Na Piarsaigh U21 football clash
GAA action at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Picture: Larry Cummins

TWO city clubs, St Vincent’s and Na Piarsaigh, face possible sanctions from the Seandún division following incidents during an U21 football game on Wednesday night.

It was in the quarter-final of the B championship, played at St Vincent’s grounds, and a one-minute video, circulating on social media, captured unruly scenes.

At the end of the sequence, a St Vincent’s player is seen running onto the pitch and punching a Na Piarsaigh player, who falls to the ground, and is then kicked.

St Vincent’s won the game by a point, 1-12 to 2-8, to qualify for the semi-final against Bishopstown, who defeated Passage by 3-15 to 3-3.

A Seandún spokesperson said they were at a board meeting in Nemo Rangers at the time of the game and were awaiting the referee’s report.

“It will probably be discussed at our next meeting on Wednesday,” the Echo was told.

Both clubs declined to comment on specifics when contacted.

“You can’t jump to conclusions straight away,” said a Na Piarsaigh spokesperson.

“We’ll wait to see what the referee has to say.” 

A St Vincent’s spokesman said he didn’t see the game and was also awaiting the referee’s report.

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