Shamrock Rovers have pledged to root out the hooligan element among their supporters, following the ugly scene's that marred their recent Dublin derby clash with Bohemians at Richmond Park.
Bohemians won the match 2-1, but the result was overshadowed by the actions of a group of Rovers 'supporters' who attacked a bus full of Bohemians fans, throwing stones and bottles, which left several people injured.
Following an investigation by the eircom League Security Committee, no charges are to be brought against Rovers, however in a statement the club spelt out their intention to deal with the small minority of supporters seemingly intent on causing trouble.
The statement read: "The actions of these people is abhorrent to the board of Shamrock Rovers and the true fans of the club. This behaviour will not be tolerated and the perpetrators of these violent acts will be identified, reported to the authorities and banned from all Shamrock Rovers games."
The statement continued: "It is evident that we have a serious problem with a small number of our supporters and we will pro-actively work with the FAI, eircom league and the Garda Siochana to solve this problem. It is our intention to provide a secure, safe and pleasant atmosphere at all our games and we will work diligently until we have achieved our objectives."
Filed by Rob Wright