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Police investigating after footballer shot in arm during match in Co Tipperary | World News


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A football club has said it is “totally shocked” after one of its players was shot in the arm during a match.

The man was hit just after 9pm while playing for Rearcross FC during a game in Co Tipperary against Ballymackey FC under floodlights on Saturday night.

Police in Ireland are investigating whether the player was hit by a stray bullet fired by a hunter near the pitch.

The player was treated at the scene by emergency services personnel and taken by ambulance to hospital for further assessment.

He was discharged on Sunday morning with non-life-threatening injuries.

In a statement, the club said: “All at Rearcross FC are shocked at the turn of events last night when our Junior ‘B’ team were playing a Division 2 League game under lights and a very serious incident occurred.

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“We are glad that our player is well… We wish him a speedy recovery and to let him known that the whole club is thinking of him and his family at this time.”

It went on to thank the players, referee and police for their help.

Police have appealed for anyone who may have been hunting in the area at the time to come forward.

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