A Kerry solicitor says more people are seeking legal remedies as a result of an assault during a game.
Former Kerry footballer Eoin Brosnan was speaking after there were violent scenes at football games in Laois and an under-15 game in Wicklow.
He says it’s difficult to assign criminal or civil liability for injuries which come about as a result of accidental clashes or incidents within the laws of the games.
Mr Brosnan, a practicing solicitor in Killarney, says players, coaches, supporters or parents can forget that taking the law into their own hands on a sports field is no different to an assault on the street.
He says there’s been an increase in people seeking legal advice for an injury incurred on a sports field.