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A series of ugly brawls at GAA matches - is violence getting out of hand in Gaelic football?

Oct. 9, 2018

Is violence at Gaelic football getting out of control? Brawls at a string of recent GAA matches have led to concerns the game's reputation is being tarnished by violence. One former GAA star has described some of the recent fights as thuggery in the Irish News this week. Recently there were scenes of fighting just off the pitch between players and others at Sunday's match between Downpatrick Russell Gaelic Union and Ballyholland Harps. This followed an on pitch brawl on Thursday between Slaughtneil and Ballinderry reserves. So does Gaelic football have a problem with on-field violence? Is it any worse than soccer or rugby? And if so, what's the solution? Vinny spoke to sports journalist Steven Beacom and commentator Daithi McKay.

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