10-year ban for Wexford GAA supporter who abused referee

A 10-year ban has been imposed by the Wexford Coiste na nÓg underage Competitions Control Committee on a supporter….

The supporter is from the Rapparees-Starlights club.

The significant long-term ban was imposed on him following an investigation into an incident at the end of an under 16 hurling match.

The incident involved the referee of the match receiving threats from a supporter from the club. The referee involved was Collie Byrne, a former long-serving inter-county Wexford Gaelic Footballer.

The incident occurred three weeks ago during an under-16 hurling semi-final between Rathgarogue-Cushinstown and the Rapps.

Along with the ban, the Enniscorthy club were also issued with a €2,000 fine.

It is believed that the Rapparees club may appeal the decision, as it is believed that the supporter who received the ban, had already been issued with a ban from the club and should not have been at the game at all.

It is not the first time that Wexford GAA have handed out a significant ban following a club game. Around a similar time last year, they handed out a 96-week ban to a club mentor from the St Joseph’s  club after he was involved in an assault on referee Michael Lannigan.

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