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Alarm over Cormac Munroe incident

There will be considerable alarm over the circumstances in which a young Tyrone footballer was left in hospital after apparently being punched to the ground outside a Belfast bar.

It will be noted that the incident in which Cormac Munroe was injured, a month after he captained his county to the All Ireland under 17 championship at Croke Park, was recorded in a widely viewed video.

There will be strong hopes that Cormac, who has been allowed to return to his Carrickmore home, will make a full recovery from the injuries he sustained earlier this week.

Police have said they are investigating a report of an assault, and it is essential that all possible witnesses offer their full cooperation during this process.

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