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Ugly scenes as groups scuffle in Dublin pub ahead of FAI Cup final

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There were ugly scenes on Sunday afternoon before the FAI Cup Final – as a group of St Patrick’s Athletic fans were attacked at the Irishtown House pub.

Bottles were thrown and fireworks lit outside the bar, which is close to the Aviva stadium where the FAI Cup Final between St Pats and Bohemians is taking place today.

In the shocking video, taken by a member of the public driving past the Dublin 4 pub, a number of punches are thrown as the groups converge.

A large group of St Pats fans were gathering at the bar before the 4pm kickoff.

Towards the end of the short clip, a flare is ignited and launched on the ground.

A garda spokesperson said: “An Garda Síochána is aware of an incident which occurred on the afternoon of Sunday November 28, 2021 on Irishtown Road, Dublin 4.

“Order was quickly restored by Gardaí who attended the scene. Investigations into this matter are ongoing.”

The game has received special attention in recent days as it set an Aviva participation record for an FAI Cup final.

The Bohemians are looking for their first cup success since 2008, while the Saints won the biggest in 2014 by beating Derry City.

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