A soccer membership has mentioned it’s “completely shocked” after one in every of its gamers was shot within the arm throughout a match.
The person was hit simply after 9pm whereas enjoying for Rearcross FC throughout a sport in Co Tipperary towards Ballymackey FC beneath floodlights on Saturday night time.
Police in Eire are investigating whether or not the participant was hit by a stray bullet fired by a hunter close to the pitch.
The participant was handled on the scene by emergency companies personnel and brought by ambulance to hospital for additional evaluation.
He was discharged on Sunday morning with non-life-threatening accidents.
In a press release, the membership mentioned: “All at Rearcross FC are shocked on the flip of occasions final night time when our Junior ‘B’ crew have been enjoying a Division 2 League sport beneath lights and a really severe incident occurred.
“We’re glad that our participant is nicely… We want him a speedy restoration and to let him identified that the entire membership is considering of him and his household presently.”
It went on to thank the gamers, referee and police for his or her assist.
Police have appealed for anybody who might have been searching within the space on the time to return ahead.