Mid Tipperary GAA Board is expected to hold an investigation into an incident in the Mid Tipperary senior hurling semi-final between Drom-Inch and J K Brackens at Templetuohy on Sunday night in which an umpire was injured.
Drom-Inch won the game, 3-24 to 1-14. Ten minutes from the end a melee arose just inside the Drom half of the field involving several players from both sides. While referee Tommy Ryan was dealing with this, another flare up occurred in the J K Brackens goal area. The referee consulted with his umpires and red-carded J K Brackens goalkeeper Darren Russell.
As the referee returned to the centre of the field to restart the game an umpire at the Brackens’ end was on the ground and had to receive medical attention from first aid people who were present. Play was held up for about five minutes before the umpire was able to resume his duties. The game finished without further incident with Brackens down to fourteen men.
Mattie Ryan, chairman of the Mid board, said that the board would await the referee’s report on the game before deciding what action to take.