Whether it's something in the autumnal air, but over the weekend we bore witness to more unsavoury scenes on a GAA pitch.
After Slaughtneill and Ballinderry Shamrocks clashed in a Derry reserve match, the players of Ballyholland and Downpatrick in Down decided to sort their grievances out near an adjoining car park.
In Tyrone, a fracas in the Stewartstown and Strabane intermediate game saw numerous cards issued.
And so the Kerry SFC semi-final replay. In the end it was a convincing win for Dingle over East Kerry at Austin Stack Park in Tralee. But that wasn't the whole story.
A mass brawl, lasting for two minutes, broke out on the sideline just after half-time. Members of the respective backroom teams also got involved.
The incident left a number of players lying on the pitch. East Kerry finished the game with 13 men, with the Clifford brothers - Paudie and David seeing red.
As to what the fall out will be, the Kerry County Board issued a statement which read: "Following on from yesterday's game in Austin Stack Park, the Competitions Control Committee are awaiting the referee's report and will proceed accordingly."
As things stand, Dingle will face Dr Crokes in the Kingdom decider on Sunday next.