Shamrock Rovers to issue stadium ban to two fans after firework incident at the RSC

Sat, Nov 06 2021
Tallaght Stadium

Tallaght Stadium Credit: Peter Fitzpatrick (ETPhotos)

Macdara Ferris reports from the RSC

After fireworks caused an eight minutes stoppage in the game between Shamrock Rovers and Waterford on Friday evening, Rovers have condemned “the actions of two ‘so called’ supporters whose actions caused disruption.”

Referee Rob Hennessy brought the teams off the field after 15 minutes after fireworks from the away section of the ground reigned down on the pitch causing players to duck for cover.

Rovers confirmed in a statement on Saturday morning that “two individuals were arrested by Gardai at the scene and taken from the ground. The club will cooperate fully with the Gardai on any follow-up matters and will also be issuing indefinite bans from attending Tallaght Stadium to the people concerned.” 

The statement concluded noting that “it is regrettable that the actions of two individuals caused reputational damage to the club and was not reflective of the atmosphere and support from the large away crowd of over 350 Hoops fans who supported the team throughout, enjoying a 3-1 away win. 

Speaking to extratime.com after the final whistle on Friday, Hoops Head Coach Stephen Bradley said the incident was “unacceptable and should never happen in a football ground.”

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