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food fight Footage shows two men brawling in Galway restaurant as gardaí launch probe

Both men are seen with blood, before the incident came to an end as two gardaí walked into the premises.


SHOCKED diners and staff watched in disbelief as two bloodied and shirtless men fought each other at a popular Galway restaurant this week.

The fight started outside on Eyre Square but ended up inside the restaurant where both men appeared to throw punches at each other.

A woman can be heard shouting loudly as the incident is videoed before one man moves behind the counter in bid to bring the violence to an end.

As the shouting continues one man throws a tray at the other and then another object as a staff member puts his hands up in a bid to stop the fracas.

Both men are seen with blood, before the incident came to an end as two gardaí walked into the premises.

In a series of video posted on social media in the immediate aftermath, two men who admit to being the fighters involved swap insults with each other.

One fighter claims: “I broke you up, I was hitting you shots, bang, bang, bang and I busted your eardrum in bits.”

He accused his opponent of wearing a “saddle ring” which caused cuts but added: “If I had a ring like that I would have caved in your face.”

Also accused another relative of his opponent of producing a knife: “I wasn’t going to stand there.”

The other man who admits being in the fight told his opponent “everyone could see you hiding behind the counter.”

He accused him of “hitting like a woman.. for a man that’s been taking steroids since the age of 15.”

“I beat you to death, I crucified you.”

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“You are going around with a scar over your eye for the rest of your life and you’ll know who did it to you.”

Previously, social media posts between the same two people were made in bid to goad the other to fight.

The garda press office stated officers are “are investigating a public order incident that occurred at approximately 3pm on Tuesday, 29th March, 2022, at a premises on Eyre Square, Galway.”

“No arrests have been made at this stage of this ongoing investigation.”

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