The Gardaí were busy in Pairc Tailteann this evening...

June 09, 2018

Meath captain Bryan Menton before the throw-in against Tyrone at Pairc Tailteann

The Gardaí were busy on a dramatic evening in Navan.

Referee Paddy Neilan required a garda escort off the pitch at the end of the All-Ireland football qualifier between Meath and Tyrone after he was confronted by angry Meath players who felt James McEntee should have had a free-in when trailing by a point in injury-time in the second period of extra-time. Instead, Tyrone won a free-out as they held on for a controversial 2-14 to 0-19 victory.

Earlier, Gardaí arrested a Tyrone supporter and removed him from the Pairc Tailteann terrace for flying a Palestinian flag. Despite being banned from GAA grounds, many of the same flags were flown at last Sunday's Ulster SFC semi-final between Fermanagh and Monaghan in Omagh.

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