Sunday saw another mass brawl at a GAA game this season, this time in Dingle’s semi-final replay win over East Kerry in the Austin Stack Park.
The melee began when Paudie Clifford appeared to react to rough treatment being dished out to his brother, Kerry star David Clifford, and subsequently, a mass brawl that ended up on the sideline ensued.
This resulted in a red card for Paudie Clifford in the brawl which lasted over two minutes and featured the players and the backroom staff of both teams.
— Kevin McGinty (@Kevin_McGinty) October 21, 2018
The video also appears to show one person in a red tracksuit punching an opposition player to the ground during the melee, before he is set upon himself, thus extending the violence.
In addition to the Clifford brothers, a member of each of the management teams was sent to the stands in a game that was ruined by the incident.
East Kerry v Dingle. Just now. pic.twitter.com/paCmj53TxY
— Eoin Sheahan (@EoinSheahan) October 21, 2018
The game itself saw fellow Kerry intercounty star Paul Geaney grabbing a hattrick as Dingle defeated East Kerry 4-13 to 0-13, face Dr Crokes in the final next Sunday at the same venue with not only a county final win at stake, but a place in the Munster Club SFC also up for grabs.