Case dropped against fan over Sludden attack

Updated: February 7, 2012

The Louth supporter accused of assaulting referee Martin Sludden in the aftermath of the controversial Leinster SFC final in Croke Park 2010 has had the case against him dropped.

Eighteen months has passed since Dermot Rogers and other Louth fans confronted Sludden following the Tyrone’s official decision to award Meath’s Joe Sheridan a last-minute goal.

The goal deprived Louth of their first provincial final since 1957 with Sludden later admitting that he made a mistake in allowing the goal to stand.

Rogers was not present as the sitting of Dublin District Court heard that the DPP was not proceeding against Rogers from Belfry Gardens in Dundalk.

However two other Louth Supporters, 24 year old Joseph Conlon and 51 year old Paul Grimes will face trial for their roles in the ugly scenes which marred the final.

Both men have pleaded not guilty to assaulting Mr Sludden

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