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Watch: Translink to investigate rival GAA fans’ brawl on train

By Staff Reporter

Rail chiefs are investigating claims that rival GAA fans were brawling on a train from Dublin on Saturday evening.

Supporters of Armagh and Tyrone were travelling on a train from Connolly Station after the two counties clashed in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship quarter-final at Croke Park.

Reports suggest that fighting broke out as the train approached Drogheda with claims that a female Armagh fan was punched in the face by a male Tyrone supporter.

A Translink spokesperson said  that they had received reports ‘involving some disruptive passengers’ and that the Garda had been called to the incident.

“The train stopped at Drogheda to allow them to board and deal with the situation,” they continued.

“A number of passengers were removed and the Garda continued to travel on the train to Dundalk.”

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