Belfast Telegraph

Three Irish League match officials released from hospital after crash

An Irish League match between Newry City and Glentoran has been called off after a road traffic collision involving match officials. (Andrew Matthews/PA)
An Irish League match between Newry City and Glentoran has been called off after a road traffic collision involving match officials. (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Three Irish League match officials who were injured in a road accident have been discharged from hospital.

The match between Newry City and Glentoran had to be postponed  because of the accident.

It is understood the collision happened on the Warrenpoint Road, at Greenbank outside the tennis courts and involved two vehicles.

The NI Football League issued a statement saying the three officials had been taken to hospital and underwent tests.

"However we are pleased to advise that all individuals have subsequently been discharged and have returned home to their families," said the statement.

"Our thoughts are with all the match officials and we wish them a speedy recovery."

A spokesman for  the Northern Ireland Referees Association thanked the ambulance and nursing staff of Daisy Hill Hospital "in the treatment of our colleagues".

"Naturally our thoughts are with our colleagues and thankfully there are no serious or lasting injuries," he said.

"Our colleagues also greatly appreciate all the kind messages and thoughts from the wider footballing family".

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