Gardaí are investigating an alleged assault during a soccer match in Dublin yesterday afternoon.
A man in his 30s has received hospital treatment, following the incident at Clonshaugh Park.
It's believed to have taken place during a Unidare cup match, between Celtic United and St. Brendan's United.
According to a statement from Celtic United, a St. Brendan’s player “cut in to one of [their] player’s necks and gave a header to a second player”.
“This is over the limit and has to stop,” Celtic United said.
“Tight games are okay, red cards for a strong play are okay, but violence and attempts to the life of a person should not be accepted or permitted on any given occasion.”
Gardaí have confirmed enquiries are ongoing, with no arrests made.
42.ie football reporter David Sneyd said Celtic United have called this a ‘dark day’ for fans and players alike.
“It just seems to be that people involved are in a state of shock,” he said. “Luckily the player in question is alive in hospital, just still in shock.”