Galway and Dublin players may yet face punishment for the melée which tarnished their ‘Hurling Classic’ clash in Fenway Park last Sunday.

A large-scale row broke out during the ‘Super 11s’ game at the home of the Boston Red Sox,  and the Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) is set to review the report of referee Alan Kelly on the flashpoint, the Irish Independent has reported.

Iarla Tannian and Andy Smith were sin-binned for the Tribesmen after the incident, with Dublin goalkeeper Conor Dooley also seeing yellow.

Those players will not face any further action as the referee sanctioned punishment at the time, but others involved could be hit with a one-match ban if they are cited. 

Galway's Aidan Harte played down the melée afterwards, stating: "That happens in a game. It just shows how much the two teams were trying to win.

"We could have laughed it off but we didn't it. Lads tear into each other in the heat of the battle but we forget about it."