'We acknowledge that such behaviour has no place in our games'

October 10, 2018

A mass brawl breaks out during the Down Division 1 football league clash between Ballyholland and Downpatrick.

One of the clubs involved in the violent scenes that marred a Down Division 1 game last Sunday has stated that “such behaviour has no place in our games”.

Downpatrick Russell Gaelic Union’s game with Ballyholland Harps made the headlines for all the wrong reasons after a row broke out between players and supporters.

In a statement posted on their Facebook page, Downpatrick Russell Gaelic Union promised to co-operate with any Down GAA CCC investigation.

“The Committee of RGU condemn the scenes which took place at the ACFL Division 1 game between RGU Downpatrick and Ballyholland Harps on Sunday 7th October. We acknowledge that such behaviour has no place in our games. 

“We will be investigating the events within our own club processes and will be fully co-operating with Down GAA CCC in any investigation being undertaken.

“We will not be responding to any media/social media speculation and will not be commenting further until all investigations are complete.”

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