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Louth condemn Croke Park attack

Updated: Tuesday, 13 Jul 2010 07:55

Referee Martin Sludden was attacked by spectators as he left the pitch
Referee Martin Sludden was attacked by spectators as he left the pitch

The Louth county executive committee has condemned the unsavoury incidents that occurred after the final whistle of Sunday’s Leinster SFC final against Meath at Croke Park.

The referee was attacked as he left the pitch after angry spectators stormed the pitch following the controversial ending to the game and a match steward needed medical attention after appearing to get struck from a missile thrown from the stands.

A statement released by the Louth county executive committee read: ‘On behalf of Louth GAA we wish to condemn the unsavoury incidents after the match.

‘We will provide full co-operation with the relevant authorities to deal with the offenders.

‘We are also seeking a copy of the referee’s report for clarification purposes to enable the Louth executive committee to consider all options available.

‘We wish to confirm that no further official statements will be forthcoming on behalf of the Louth County Board on this matter until further notice.’