Hurling boss Daly won’t press charges against fan

Updated: March 20, 2012

Dublin senior hurling manager will not press charges after being accosted by a Kilkenny fan at the end of their match on Sunday.

Daly informed gardaí about the incident but said he would not be going any further with the matter.  Dublin County Board chairman Andy Kettle confirmed that there had been physical contact between Daly and the fan:.

“A supporter did confront Anthony, there was contact and a few obscenities shouted at him but Anthony doesn’t want anything made out of it. His concentration is firmly on the Tipperary match,” said Kettle.  ”He was obviously surprised. Naturally you are when someone jumps up on your back like that,” added Kettle, who also confirmed that that there had been an apology from the Kilkenny County Board.

The Daly incident is the latest in a series of similar incidents in the GAA.  Last week; referee Barry Cassidy was reportedly hit by a match programme as he left the field following the Mayo v Derry clash in which he had sent off one of the home players.  A plastic bottle was also reported to have narrowly missed his head having been thrown from the crowd as he left the pitch.

Furthermore; Armagh assistant manager Paul Grimley could face a suspension after angrily confronting referee Michael Duffy following Sunday’s defeat to Laois.

The Central Competition Controls Committee meets on Tuesday to discuss, among other things, the above incidents.

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