Watch: Brawl erupts off the pitch as GAA game marred in Co Down
*Warning: Video contains strong language*
Another GAA club match in Ulster has been overshadowed by scenes of violence.
This time it was a Down Football League Division One game between Russell Gaelic Union, Downpatrick and Ballyholland Harps GAC. It was a replay after the first match had to be abandoned.
Footage taken by an onlooker shows players from both teams running off the pitch towards the car-park, where a brawl breaks out, lasting around two minutes.
*Warning: This video contains strong language*
Longer video here. The two clubs are Ballyholland and Downpatrick pic.twitter.com/luga7c5FUm— Colm Parkinson (@Woolberto) October 7, 2018
Last month, several matches hit the headlines.
First of all, an intermediate match between Stewartstown and Strabane flared up when several players, substitutes and even some of the crowd spilled in over the sideline in Omagh as a fracas erupted.
Then county star Sean Cavanagh was left concussed and with a broken nose and facial bruising after a collision during Moy's match with Edendork. Some 27 cards were issued, 20 yellow, six red and one black, in a fractious affair but the incident that left Cavanagh hospitalised warranted no penalty.
After that, a referee was grounded in a post-match melee after Ballinascreen had beaten Greenlough in a Derry Championship tie.
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