Bohemians have condemned the violent scenes that took place before Sunday's FAI Cup final and stated that they will issue bans to any identifiable perpetrators.

The club lost on penalties to St Patrick's Athletic in the decider at the Aviva Stadium.

But before the game kicked off, violent scenes took place on the Irishtown Road in Dublin 4, with An Garda Síochána subsequently confirming that investigations into the matter were "ongoing".

In a statement, Bohemians denounced the "deplorable actions" of those involved.

"37,126 attended Sunday's game in what was a record-breaking attendance for an FAI Cup final at the Aviva Stadium, and the highest attendance for any FAI Cup final since 1945. This represents a remarkable step forward for Irish football," the club said.

"Bohemians had a crowd of circa 18,000 behind our team. This was an unprecedented figure for our club, and both sets of supporters contributed to one of the most electric atmospheres seen at any domestic fixture.

"It is therefore all the more deeply regrettable that the deplorable actions of a tiny minority before the game would take away from that, and tarnish such an occasion between two clubs who have had such an excellent relationship for many years.

"We condemn the behaviour of this minority unconditionally. Such behaviour has no place in our club.

"Gardaí are investigating and we will be banning anyone identifiable in footage of the incident.

"As a 100% fan-owned club, our volunteers have worked tirelessly to be a force of good in our communities on many fronts.

"We want to assure our members and supporters that we will not allow the actions of this minority detract from that continued aim."

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