Toddler hurt during brawl at GAA game

Connla Young

A TODDLER was taken to hospital after being injured during a brawl at a Co Tyrone GAA game last weekend, it has emerged.

It is believed the little boy was examined after being knocked over by spectators during a club match between St Mary's Killyman and Tattyreagh St Patrick's last Sunday. The child, who was treated for a knock to the head, was later allowed to go home.

Sources say the child was knocked to the ground as spectators rushed to an entrance gate in an attempt to gain entry to the playing field as tempers flared.

His father was playing for Killyman in the closely fought game when a row broke out.

The Division Three match, which was played in Killyman's field, near Coalisland, was abandoned by the referee in injury time.

The Tyrone County Board is expected to hold a hearing into the incident on Monday night.

The Irish News understands that the match referee handed in his report to county board officials during the week and the matter will be considered by the Competitions Control Committee.

A spokesman for the Tyrone County Board said: "The CCC have received the report and it will be discussed at a meeting next week."

A spokesman for Killyman, however, declined to comment when contacted last night.

Tattyreagh St Patrick's also declined to comment on the incident.


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