A number of men were hospitalized after a vicious fight broke out on Friday night before a Shamrock Rovers game at Tallaght Stadium.
Up to 50 people gathered for the pre-arranged fight along Rathdown Road near the junction with North Circular Road. It is understood a number of football fans from the UK traveled over for the event. Shamrock Rovers took on Bohemians at their home ground in Tallaght with kick off at 8 pm.
Shortly beforehand supporters gathered at the agreed location near Dublin’s city center. A number of men were taken to hospital following the incident where they were treated for serious head injuries. It is understood another man was stabbed during the incident. Residents in the area said they were “terrified” while the fight was ongoing with one elderly man saying he “never experienced anything like this”. He said gardens and plants were damaged and residents were afraid to leave their homes.
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