Police launch investigation into Tyrone GAA assault

A criminal investigation is ongoing into an alleged assault at a Tyrone ladies GAA match last month.

Two men have been banned for life from attending Tyrone GAA ladies games and the Carrickmore club fined following a fracas at the Tyrone senior final.

One of the pair handed a lifetime ban was a member of the Carrickmore team management.

Referee Simon Brady and Tyrone county board chairman Martin Conway were both knocked unconscious after being assaulted following the senior championship final between St Macartan's and Carrickmore.

Police have said they are investigating a complaint of assault made by one person.

The game was held at Beragh last month.

Tyrone Ladies GFA said a Carrickmore fan had allegedly assaulted the referee and a Carrickmore Ladies GFA official allegedly assaulted the Tyrone Ladies GFA chairman.

Match referee Simon Brady and Tyrone Ladies GFA chairman Martin Conway were stretchered off minutes after the end of the final on 24 June.

In a statement issued today, the Tyrone Ladies GFA said it had instigated a "robust inquiry and full investigation" into the incidents.