Limerick hurler arrested following alleged altercation with Tipperary player in Limerick pub 3 months ago

Limerick hurler arrested following alleged altercation with Tipperary player in Limerick pub

Investigations are ongoing.

A Limerick hurler has been arrested following an alleged altercation with a Tipperary player in a pub in the early hours of Monday morning.

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The incident occurred at 12.30am on Monday (9 May) following a Munster Hurling Championship game between the two sides.

Limerick took home the victory on Sunday (8 May) following a series of late scores.

Following the game at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick, members of both sides are believed to have convened to a pub on Denmark Street in Limerick, where the altercation broke out and where the Limerick player is alleged to have headbutted the Tipperary man.

The Limerick Senior Hurling Management posted a statement in relation to the incident on late on Tuesday night (10 May).

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"On Sunday last a member of the Limerick Senior Hurling squad was involved in a breach of our team protocols," the statement read.

"The matter has been dealt with by management internally and no further comment will be made on the matter at this time."

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In a statement to JOE, Gardaí said that they were "investigating a public order incident which occurred at a licensed premises on Denmark Street, Co. Limerick in the early hours of Monday 9 May 2022".

"A man aged in his 20s was arrested at the scene and taken to Henry Street Garda Station where he was detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

"He has since been released and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions."