Garda investigate Laois GAA game after alleged assault

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 was 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 Press Office statement read. “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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