Limerick have confirmed that two unnamed members of their hurling squad were sent home early from New York for a breach of discipline, which follows the emergence of video of a violent incident.

The 2018 All-Ireland champions were in the city taking part in the New York Hurling Classic, an exhibition tournament played under 11-a-side rules.

Limerick lost the final to Kilkenny on Saturday and the players involved were sent home on Sunday, ahead of the rest of the squad.

The video is believed to have been taken and shared in a WhatsApp group by one of the players disciplined and shows the other player involved in a fist fight with a third man, reportedly a Limerick supporter.

The statement read: "Limerick GAA can confirm it sent home two panellists early from last weekend's New York Hurling Classic following an incident.

"Limerick GAA expects the highest standards of behaviour and example from its players, both on and off the field, and will not tolerate any breach of those standards.

"A disciplinary process has commenced and there will be no further comment in relation to this matter."

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