Just as the GAA world was beginning to recover from the latest violent brawl that occurred in the Kerry championship between Dingle and East Kerry over the weekend, footage has emerged of another vicious incident as violence in the game threatens to spiral out of control.
The ugly scenes occurred in the Minor Premier 2 Football Championship Final at Pairc Ui Rinn between Kilshannig and St. Finbarr’s.
Kilshannig won the game 2-15 to 1-11 according to reports but once again this represents a game which has been marred by senseless violence as GAA continues to struggle with incidents of this nature.
The video shows a whole host of players ganging up on the Kilshannig forward as he attempts to fight the Finbarr’s team off almost single-handedly.
Reports also suggested that five players received straight red cards – three St Finbarr’s players Wayne Flood, Jack O’Kelly and Jamie Linehan and two from Kilshannig, Bill Curtin and Conor McMahon.
Another football brawl. This time there's 5 or 6 lads pounding on one. And they say MMA is barbaric pic.twitter.com/1naATlRJWq
— Kevin Coleman (@kvn_clmn) October 23, 2018
This is one of a number of brawls that have occurred over the last number of months with the one in the Kerry championship over the weekend, leading to one of Dingle’s official’s being suspended for 8 weeks following a punch on an East Kerry player.