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Garda probe launched after 'alleged incident of assault' in Laois minor club game

A player from both Portarlington and Stradbally Parish Gaels was sent off in the second half before an altercation involving the match referee led to the game being blown up early.
Michael Verney

A Garda investigation has been launched in Laois after an “alleged incident of assault” at a minor club football game last night.

The League meeting between Portarlington and Stradbally Parish Gaels was abandoned with just minutes to go after a series of flash points in Portarlington.

A player from both Portarlington and Stradbally Parish Gaels were sent off in the second half before an altercation involving the match referee led to the game being blown up early.

A complaint was made to the Gardaí after the game with "inquiries ongoing" into the alleged incident.

“Gardaí are investigating an alleged incident of assault at a sports ground in Portarlington on Monday 30th May,” a garda spokesperson said.

“Inquiries are ongoing.”

It is understood that Laois GAA will be acting on the referee’s report under their disciplinary procedures.


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