GAA ref knocked unconscious at Beragh…

Quite a shocker

Referee Simon Brady was attacked by a spectator at the end of the Tyrone Ladies Senior Football final between St Macartan’s of Augher and Carrickmore. The referee awarded a controversial free to St Macartan’s in the final moments of what was then a draw game. St Macartan’s scored and won the match by a point. Mr Brady was punched as he checked his score card and was stretchered off the pitch and received hospital treatment for his injuries.

Mr Brady has no recollection of the incident, but his son Nathan did witness the events. He’s taking some time to consider whether a prosecution is appropriate…

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