GAA Star Paul Galvin Attacked With Hurl in Club County Final
Kerry star Paul Galvin was attacked with a hurl yesterday as he lined out for his local hurling club, Lixnaw in the Kerry senior hurling final.
A brawl broke out on the pitch just after half-time in the game against Kilmoyley as Galvin was being booked by referee John Sexton after a Kilmoyley player was left on the ground.
Then, a Kilmoyley supporter who has been named as Paddy O’Sullivan came in off the sideline and seems to have struck the player on the head with a hurl.
O’Sullivan was seen swinging the hurl before being escorted off the pitch and then out of the grounds by gardaí.
Pic via Twitter (@unofficialgaa)
Reports have stated that Galvin was not seriously injured by the incident, and continued to play the remainder of the game which ended in a tie at 0-11 apiece.
A statement by the Kerry county committee read: “The CCC of the Kerry county committee is awaiting the referee’s report before deciding what course of action to take following an incident that took place as players and officials made their way onto the field of play for the start of the second half in today’s senior hurling championship final.”
Paul has had a shining career with the GAA, making his debut for Kerry in 2003 and winning four All-Irelands, seven Munster titles and three All-Stars since.
The incident took place at Austin Stack Park in Tralee, Co. Kerry and fans were quick to take to Twitter about the incident.
Some mad auld lad trying to take the head off Paul Galvin in the Kerry Hurling champ today !!! http://t.co/dxCXSpHCgk
— Rory's Stories (@RorysStories) September 28, 2014