Violent scenes in Irishtown in Dublin before the FAI Cup final yesterday were "shocking" and "totally unacceptable", Jack Chambers says.
The Junior Sports Minister says any fans involved in the brawl "need to be held to account" by both gardaí and the clubs.
Gardaí are investigating the incident, after footage of the violent scenes - which happened ahead of the St Pat's vs Bohemians game in the Aviva Stadium - was widely shared on social media.
Junior Minister Jack Chambers told Lunchtime Live he was at the match and was shocked to later see footage of the violent clashes.
He said: “I think the fans involved need to be held to account.
"I know the gardaí are investigating this, but [the fans] need to be held to account by their respective clubs.”
He said buses of children and adults travelled into the city to watch yesterday's match, but the behaviour seen by a small minority of fans in nearby Irishtown “undermines the sporting event itself”.
He said: “Whatever fan is identified… need to be sanctioned and brought to account by their club.
“I don’t think any club would want to see any fan behave in that way in their name.
"What I saw from yesterday was an event where families across Dublin and the country were coming to attend and enjoy the match… for children to witness such behaviour on our streets is totally unacceptable."