Presumably, a punch up on a pitch - either between players or players and spectators on the side-line - is as unlawful as one outside Supermacs.
So - has there been any convictions for assault or anything like that in ireland in recent times? Has anyone been arrested after or during match?
I think when they all agree to fight then it’s ok. Like a boxing match.
I didn’t see any of the Laois lads trying to get away.
These are UK examples but make for interesting reading
We had one in Wexford a couple of years ago too:
And an earlier one that also went to court, although the report here is just of early proceedings and not of the outcome:
of course , in fact a wicklow ref actually called the gardai recently