Arrests made in Laois footballer assault investigation

April 04, 2018

Danny O'Reilly of Laois with Carlow's Robbie Molloy during the Allianz FL Division 4 final at Croke Park ©INPHO/Oisin Keniry

Two men have been arrested in connection with an assault on a Laois footballer.

Daniel O'Reilly - who featured as a substitute in Saturday's Allianz FL Division 4 final victory over Carlow - suffered multiple fractures to his skull after he was attacked at a taxi rank in the Potato Market are of Carlow town at approximately 1am on Monday morning.

Two men - both aged in their twenties - have been arrested by Gardai investigating the incident.

They are being detained in Kilkenny and Thomastown Garda Stations under the provisions of Section 4 - Criminal Justice Act 1984.

Anybody who witnessed the incident is being asked to contact Gardaí in Carlow on 059-913-6620 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111.

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