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Dublin's Davey Byrne hospitalised after pre-match assault against Armagh

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Davey Byrne is now set to miss the Leinster final against Westmeath on Sunday
Davey Byrne is now set to miss the Leinster final against Westmeath on Sunday

Dublin footballer Davey Byrne has been released from hospital after sustaining a number of serious facial injuries in a recent challenge match with Armagh.

The Ballymun Kickhams player is understood to have suffered a fractured eye socket and a broken nose, amongst other injuries.

The incident occurred prior to throw-in at a behind-closed-doors match between Dublin and Kieran McGeeney's Orchard County side last Thursday.

Byrne, who captained Ballymun to their All-Ireland club final appearance in 2013, was immediately brought to Beaumont Hospital.

Such were the severity of his injuries, he was kept in for two nights.

He is now understood to be out of contention for Sunday's Leinster Football Championship final against Westmeath.

Although Dublin are understood to be unhappy with the nature of the incident, management refused to comment when contacted by the Herald.

Via Herald.ie