Mayo GAA are investigating all the circumstances surrounding an incident at an U17 semi-final in Josie Munnelly Park while in Wexford investigations are underway following an assault on a referee at a Junior A game over the weekend.

It follows a raft of similar incidents seen in both inter-county and club matches recently, including a serious assault on a match official in Roscommon and an alleged eye gouging incident during Armagh and Galway's All Ireland Football Quarter Final.

Former Mayo footballer and Fine Gael TD Alan Dillon says it's worrying that assaults on players and officials are becoming more prominent.

Deputy Dillon told Midwest Radio's Alannah Nolan that intervention is needed sooner rather than later before the situation spirals out of control...

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