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Gardaí called to calm violence on Dublin-Belfast train after GAA match

Gardaí calmed the situation.

The incident happened close to Drogheda Station.
The incident happened close to Drogheda Station.
Image: William Murphy via Flickr/CC

GARDAÍ WERE CALLED to the scene of an argument between two sets of GAA fans at the weekend.

Gardaí say they were called to an affray on board the Dublin-Belfast train on Saturday. Gardaí boarded the train at 10.20pm near Drogheda as fans made their way home from the Tyrone-Armagh match in Croke Park.

An emergency stop button was pressed in the incident, just before Drogheda.

The Irish News today reported that a woman was struck in the incident, which the paper says saw rival fans fighting.

A Garda statement says:

“Irish Rail staff contacted gardaí at Drogheda Garda Station to inform them that there was a disturbance on board a Belfast bound train.

“Gardaí arrived on the scene and boarded the train. They spoke to a number of passengers and calmed the situation down. No complaints were made and no arrests took place. The train departed a short time later without further incident.”

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